Digital Skills Blog

The aim of the Digital Skills Blog is to keep staff and students up to date with the latest news, opportunities and developments from Aberystwyth University’s Digital Skills project, which was established in August 2021.

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    Come and work with us as a Student Digital Champion! 📣

    We are looking to appoint two Student Digital Champions to work within our Digital Skills Team for a total of 25 weeks (5 hours per week on Pay Grade 2) next academic year, starting in September 2023. The Student Digital Champions will support the work of the Digital Skills Team through encouraging other students to […]

    Microsoft Excel Tips and Tricks (Part 2)💡

    Blogpost by Laurie Stevenson (Student Digital Champion) I published Part 1 of this blogpost earlier this week, where I introduced you to 5 tips and tricks to help you make the most of Excel, and this blogpost contains 5 further tips! If you want to learn more about Excel, please visit my new Excel LinkedIn […]

    Microsoft Excel Tips and Tricks (Part 1)💡

    Blogpost by Laurie Stevenson (Student Digital Champion) Feel a sense of dread whenever you have to use Excel for your degree? Well, we’re here to help! Many degrees will require the use of Excel at some point for data analysis, maths calculations, graph or chart creation, project management and much more. Excel can seem complicated […]

    Resources to help you prepare for your exams

    As we near towards the start of the Semester 2 examinations, we’ve put together a range of resources to help you make the most of technology as you prepare and revise for your exams. Student Digital Skills Library There are resources in each of the 6 collections that will support you in making the most […]

    Online Scams: Identifying Scam Emails and Texts

    Blogpost by Jeffrey Clark (Student Digital Champion) The Internet is a great place to connect with friends, work on projects, and even make money. However, there are some who will use the Internet to try and make money from YOU! Unfortunately, scams are becoming more and more advanced but thankfully I’ve got you covered! In […]

    Introducing new features in LinkedIn Learning

    LinkedIn Learning, an online learning platform which all students and staff at AU have free access to, have recently released three new and exciting features. Take a look at the information and guides below to learn how to make the most of these new features. New feature 1: Role Guides LinkedIn Learning have recently released […]

    Explore our new Digital Skills collections in LinkedIn Learning

    Do you want to develop your digital skills further? Are you struggling to find courses and videos from LinkedIn Learning related to those specific skills you want to develop? If so, our new digital skills collections may be just what you need! All students and staff at AU have free access to LinkedIn Learning, an […]

    What can I learn in the new Digital Skills Library?

    We wrote a blogpost earlier this week introducing you to our new Digital Skills Library. The Digital Skills Library contains six collections of AU and external resources to support students at Aberystwyth University in developing a range of new and existing digital skills. We have been launching these collections on our IS social media channels […]

    Introducing the Digital Skills Library! 💻🔎

    We have been working on bringing together a collection of AU and external resources for all students at Aberystwyth University to help develop a range of new and existing digital skills. These resources include teaching you about your digital footprint; and helping to improve your digital identity and wellbeing through providing resources to help with […]

    A second opportunity to discuss digital skills at the LTEU’s Academy Forum

    We are very pleased to have been welcomed back by the Learning and Teaching Enhancement Unit (LTEU) to deliver a second session on digital skills as part of their Academy Forum programme this academic year. The Academy Forum provides a platform for staff and students to share good practice in learning and teaching. For announcements and more […]