We run a number of skills training sessions each term. Digital skills training sessions and Digital Wednesdays are open to all members of the University. Other Academic Skills Community sessions may be limited to students only.
To book onto a session, follow its link below (you'll need to log in to the booking system). If a session you're interested in is full, sign up onto the waiting list — if we have enough interest in a session we may repeat it. You'll also find copies of our slides throughout the Skills Guides.
We also run a number of specialised training sessions for staff and research postgraduates:
The Open Research team offer training to postgraduate researchers and staff through the Research Excellence Training (RET) programme.
We have a broad range of content as part of our digital skills training programme, but each term we aim to include the following eight core sessions:
|"Where did I read that thing?": Reference management|
|Let's get critical I: Credible sources|
|Let's get critical II: Finding the right reading|
|Let's get critical III: How to read an article|
|Let's get critical IV: Active critical reading|
|Academic posters: Posers with a Power(ful) Point|
|It's all in the presentation: creating and presenting your slides|
|Making Word work!|
Follow the links above for more help on the topic and to see if any forthcoming sessions have been scheduled.
Digital Wednesdays are a range of sessions on various themes outside of our core selection of training. They may have a specialist focus, or they may just be plain out there! The only essential is that they're on a topic that's remotely digital.
This term we've got two main themes for our Digital Wednesdays:
We'll be introducing you to various useful tools for being organised that you didn't know you didn't know about. Along the way, we'll lift the lid on the library catalogue, and we'll have a good play around in the Google Workspace.