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Digital skills training

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

Forthcoming training sessions

Digital skills training

& Academic Skills Community workshops


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. Academic Skills Community and other sessions may be limited to students only. You can filter the list to only show sessions of relevance to staff or research postgraduates.

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

Most of our training is online but we've made space available on campus should you need somewhere to join from.

Next skills sessions:

Taught students
Staff
Researchers
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Other sessions:

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

Training sessions for postgraduate researchers and staff

The Open Research team offer training to postgraduate researchers and staff through the Building Research and Innovation Capacity (BRIC) programme.

To book a session go to: SkillsForge - Postgraduate Researchers or LMS - Staff (login required).

Autumn Term sessions:

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If you need information, take a look at the:

You can also contact the team by email lib-open-research@york.ac.uk to:

  • ask a question
  • request training for your department, research group, staff and/or postgraduate researchers

Alternatively, book an Open Research Online Appointment to discuss your individual needs.

Digital skills training

Our Digital skills training programme is open to all members of the University.

We have a broad range of content as part of the programme (including our Digital Wednesdays), 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.

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.

Creative Coding

For Digital Wednesdays this spring term, we are running a series of Learn to code creative coding sessions that will introduce you to a variety of coding languages environments. 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 Practical Guide.

The animated GIF above was created using Processing, which is similar to one of the tools we'll be using, p5.js.

An animated gif of the JB Morrell Library being drawn line-by-line
Learn to Code

Academic Skills Community

The Academic Skills Community is the University of York approach to learning and communication support designed to help students advance their academic, language and interpersonal abilities.

Academic Skills Community workshops take place regularly as informal face-to-face or online sessions on the following skills areas:

Academic Critical Reading

Academic Critical Writing

Data Skills

Communication & Collaboration

Self Development & Reflection

Digital Skills (via the Digital skills training programme)

Where to find our training

Most of our teaching this term will be delivered either online via Zoom, in LFA/144, or in the Creativity Lab (LFA/103).

Floorplan
Digital Wellbeing: a free online course
Digital Wellbeing
a free online course
Digital Wednesdays