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Student learning resources for developing digital and study skills

Comprehensive guide to resources, including training, LinkedIn Learning playlists and toolkits, that students can use to develop their digital and study skills.

Student Focus Fortnight

The Digital Skills Programme includes the Student Focus Fortnight from Mon 25 Sept - Fri 6 Oct 2023.  This fortnight features extra workshops and live webinars that are particularly intended to help students develop their digital skills.

For details and bookings, see the Event Booking system (University login needed).

Getting started: assessing your digital skills

Digital Skills Framework

Begin with the University's Digital Skills Framework, a tool to help you evaluate your current levels of digital capability, reflect on your development needs, plan your development path and find resources to help you develop your skills.

Planning your learning

Digital tools for learning and studying

The Digital tools for learning and studying web page highlights and signposts guidance to the core digital tools that you are likely to use specifically for learning. These include virtual learning environments and classrooms, lecture recordings and video sharing.

It also gives information and guidance on digital tools for more general activities including online meetings and collaboration, managing and storing your files and notes, email and calendar, creating documents and presentations and working with data.

Role profile detailing digital skills for students

The digital role profile for learners outlines at a high level the digital skills that students should develop.

Developing your digital skills

Stay safe online

In an increasingly digital world it’s essential that you know how to stay safe and treat others with respect online. Learn more about digital safety and citizenship and how these issues impact you as a member of the student community, and find curated resources to help keep you safe and secure while engaging online.

Develop the foundations

Covering digital skills basics, the Digital Skills Awareness course is for students that are about to start university and provides guidance on the foundation-level digital skills you will need for a successful learning experience. The online course outlines the key digital skills you will need for your studies, and helps you identify the skills you have and the ones you need to acquire or improve.

Develop a broad range of digital skills

The Digital Skills Programme offers over 140 different webinars and on-campus courses throughout the year covering a broad range of topics. View this semester’s programme on our Documents Catalogue: Student Programme

LinkedIn Learning is an online skills development service offering an extensive library of high-quality video courses in business, creative and technical skills. We have a campus-wide licence offering students free, unlimited access to the service via the web and mobile apps. If you are new to LinkedIn Learning, find out how to set up your student account.

Focus on student skills

Student study skills video collection

The Student study skills learning path in LinkedIn Learning is a student-led compilation of digital courses and videos to help you develop study skills that you will use throughout your degree. It contains 21 online courses that you can take over the duration of your studies. If you are new to LinkedIn Learning, find out how to set up your student account.

Using library and University collections

The Using Library and University Collections video collection contains many resources including recordings of half hour Library Bitesize sessions that introduce a range of library-related topics such as where to find key legal databases, using the online library and finding theses. You can also attend live webinars, for which details and bookings are on the Event Booking system (search for ‘Library Bitesize’).

Developing your study skills

The Institute for Academic Development (IAD) offers a range of services including academic writing resources, career management resources, feedback advice, projects and learning and teaching support.  

Some Schools also offer local study skills development opportunities, including: