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Skills Guides

Here you will find videos, interactive tutorials, workbooks and links to specific help for developing your digital, information searching, and academic skills...

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Find &

Help with researching a topic, looking for evidence, and thinking critically about what you find.

& analyse

Tips for keeping on top of your work, managing files and processes, and digging into data.

Create &

Advice for academic writing, media editing, digital creativity, and methods for presenting and conveying information.

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Guides from our academic skills centres:

Find & research

Organise & analyse

Create & communicate

IT Essentials

Our guide to using IT at York, from getting started to making the most of devices and tools.

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Digital Wellbeing course

Digital Wellbeing: a free online course
Digital Wellbeing
a free online course

You can get Library and IT help at the Library Help Desk. For more information, and other ways to get in touch, take a look at the links below:

For more help with writing, maths, languages and a range of other skills, be sure to take a look at the other services available through the Study Skills pages:


Forthcoming training

You can use the filters below to explore skills training from the Library, IT, and Learning Services, including sessions for staff and researchers. To book onto a session, follow the link in the session information below, logging into the booking system when prompted.

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Academic Skills Community
Academic Reading
Academic Writing
Communication & Collaboration
Self Development & Reflection
Digital Skills Training
Digital Wednesdays
Creativity Lab
Learn to Code
IT Essentials
Maths Skills Centre
Numerical Reasoning
Open Research
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Other sessions

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