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Information Systems Division (ISD) Digital Skills Development

We offer online, trainer-led and blended courses which are available to all students covering areas such as:

  • long document creation (Word, LaTeX)
  • bibliographic management (Endnote and Zotero)
  • spreadsheets (charting, pivot tables, data management)
  • statistics and data analysis (SPSS, Stata, R, Excel)
  • web site development (HTML and CSS)
  • database design (Access, SQL)
  • programming (Matlab, Python)
  • Unix

In addition, we have drop-in sessions where students can get expert advice about individual IT training needs.  All of our training resources are also available online in our Digital Skills Development Moodle course  We also offer the European Computer Driving Licence qualification to a limited number of postgraduate students each year.

In addition to our own provision, we also have a range of externally provided online resources, in particular which offers free unlimited access to over 4000 video tutorials and training courses. Learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve your personal and professional goals. Types of courses available include IT skills such as coding, data analysis, Microsoft Office and Adobe products, social media and multi-media tools as well as management and leadership, personal productivity etc. also has a number of ‘learning paths’ now available to enable you to study towards a particular career or certification. Titles include ‘Become a graphic designer’, ‘Become a digital marketer’ and ‘Becoming a Microsoft Office Specialist’. Visit to find out more or take a look at your curated playlist of courses designed to improve your employability by developing key skills employers want

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