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Meet the team

Information about the individuals who collectively form the Digital Skills Team.

The Digital Skills Team collectively steer the University toward a more digital future. Find out more about the roles of each individual team member below.  

Jenni Houston - Head of Digital Skills and Training

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Jenni is the Head of the Digital Skills and Training team and is responsible for the high-level management and strategic direction of the team. 

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Satu Kapiainen - Team Manager

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Satu is the Digital Skills Team Manager and manages the team on a day-to-day basis. 

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Andrew Kirk - Training Officer

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Andrew is one of the team's training officers. He is responsible for creating and delivering digital skills courses and teaches the following courses: 

 

  • Audacity: Audio recording and editing

  • Digital Skills for Students Workshop
  • Information, Data and Media Literacy Workshop
  • Introduction to Reference Managers
  • Introduction to VRS
  • Learn and Teach with Lynda.com
  • Making the Most of IT
  • Managing Bibliographies with EndNote
  • MediaHopper Create: Introduction
  • Producing a Thesis or Dissertation in Word
  • Subtitling for Media Creators
  • Word: Beyond the Basics

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Andy Todd - Training Officer

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Andy is one of the team's training officers and also manages the University's Lynda.com service. He is responsible for creating and delivering digital skills courses and teaches the following courses: 

  • Adobe Spark - Create Social Graphics, Web Pages and Videos in Minutes
  • An Introduction to Microsoft Office 365
  • Learn and Teach with Lynda.com
  • Making the Most of IT
  • Media Hopper Create: Introduction
  • Prezi Next: Introduction
  • Producing a Dissertation in Word
  • Producing a Thesis in Word
  • Recording and publishing lectures using Media Hopper Replay
  • Self-paced Learning (using Lynda.com, workbooks or other online materials)
  • Word: Beyond the Basics

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Catherine Koppe - Training Officer

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Catherine is one of the team's training officers. She is responsible for creating and delivering digital skills courses and teaches on the following courses: 

  • Introduction to Collaborate Ultra
  • Making the Most of IT
  • Managing Bibliographies with EndNote
  • Producing a Dissertation in Word
  • Producing a Thesis in Word
  • SAP BusinessObjects: Getting Started
  • SAP BusinessObjects: Advanced
  • Self-paced Learning (using Lynda.com, workbooks or other online materials)
  • Using EndNote Online to Manage your References
  • Word: Beyond the Basics

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Christina Hussell - Training Officer

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Christina is one of the team's training officers. She is responsible for creating and delivering digital skills courses and teaches the following courses: 

  • Excel 2016: Intermediate
  • Getting started with Wikipedia - Editing using the new Visual Editor interface
  • Introduction to Wikis
  • Making the Most of IT
  • Making the Most of your Wiki
  • Photoshop CC Introduction
  • Self-paced Learning (using Lynda.com, workbooks or other online materials)

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Laura Arnautovic - Training Coordinator

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Laura is the Training Coordinator for the team with responsibility for the scheduling, promotion and general upkeep of the Digital Skills Programme of events. 

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Mateusz Wygonny - Student Trainer/Demonstrator 

Mateusz is a 2nd-year Computer Science student with a focus on developing video editing and programming courses. He's currently working on beginner course for video editing with OpenShot as well as beginner programming course basing on Scratch and JavaScript.

Tracy Steinberg - Learning and Development Specialist

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Tracy is the Learning and Development Specialist for Data Skills, with responsibility for the development of data skills programmes for our staff and students. 

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Vicki Madden - Digital Safety Support Officer

Vicki is the team’s Digital Safety Support Officer with responsibility for developing events and open resources aimed at safeguarding students against online threats.

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Where do the Digital Skills team come from?

The Digital Skills team is made up of individuals from many different countries across the globe. As a way of celebrating and highlighting the diversity within the team, we have indicated where we come from on the interactive map below. Find out where each member of the team comes from by clicking on any of the pins or selecting the team member from the menu on the right-hand side. 

This interactive map was created using MapHub