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Digital skills training

On this page you'll find information about our digital skills training events, as well as links to other training offered by the Library & IT Services...

Forthcoming training sessions

Digital skills training

We run a number of digital skills training sessions each term. Our digital skills training sessions are open to all members of the University.

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.

Next digital skills sessions:

Other sessions:

We also run a number of specialised training sessions for staff and research postgraduates:

Training sessions for postgraduate research students and staff

The Library's Research Support Team offer training to postgraduate research students and staff through the Research Excellence Training programme.

New sessions will soon be added for the Autumn Term 2019, on: Research Data Management, Open Access PublicationBibliometricsCopyright and Literature Searching

To book a session go to the: LMS - Staff or SkillsForge - Research Postgraduates (login required)

Our core sessions

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:

Follow the links above for more help on the topic and to see if any forthcoming sessions have been scheduled.

You'll also find copies of all our slides and teaching materials on our sessions page.

Digital skills training
Creative Coding

For Digital Wednesdays this term, we are running a series of Learn to code creative coding sessions that will introduce you to a variety of coding environments designed for the absolute beginner. Each tool been chosen for its ease-of-use, and because it will contribute to your overall understanding of coding.

You can come to just one session that interests you most, or all of them. You'll find them all on the training sessions list under the Digital Wednesdays banner. You can also find more about coding on our Coding Skills Guide.

The animated GIF above was created using Processing, one of the tools we'll be covering.

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Wonders on Wednesday

Why are the collections at the University of York so special? They are full of treasures, some old, some new, and some unexpected! Join expert Library and Archive staff to learn more about the wonderful, often remarkable, stories that the collections can tell.

For more information see the Wonders on Wednesday webpage.

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Digital Wednesdays

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.

Where to find us

Most of our sessions take place in either...

  • LFA/144, on the first floor of the Fairhurst Building within the Library

  • LFA/204-5, on the second floor of the Fairhurst Building within the Library

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Digital Wednesdays