New skills for a new year – January Staff Development

The Learning Services staff development programme – Developing Digital Excellence begins again in January.

We have got a wide range of sessions covering all 4 strands of the programme which will support staff across the university in their use of technology and hopefully enhance their knowledge and skills – and maybe learn something brand new.

Here’s the detail of what we have got coming up in January


  • Digital Classroom

HD TV Studio – have a tour and overview of the TV Studio and HD technology (top floor Learning Innovation Centre)
16th January 1.00pm – 2.00pm

Introduction to classroom and lecture theatre technology
W/B 21st January and W/B 29th January.

Please contact Glenn Allan direct to discuss suitable rooms and dates – ex 7227

  • Digital Practitioner

When is it and what did you say? – using the VLE to improve communication and organisation
18th January 12.00pm – 1.00pm

Help my mobile is smarter than me! – we all know how this feels!
28th January 1.00pm – 2.00pm

Technology road show and clinic – this is both for staff and students.  Please spread the word to your students about this road show
31st Jan The Hub 11.00am – 2.00pm.

No need to book, just come and see us in the Hub

  • Digital Researcher

Effective information search strategies – getting the best results when you search
15th January 12.00pm – 1.00pm

Research information feeds – make life easier by getting automatic feeds of all the things you are interested in
21st January 1.00pm – 2.00pm

Introduction to Refworks – a great training session to start your research project with
29th January 10.00am – 12.00pm

  • Digital Office

Folders and File management
15th January 10.00am – 11.00am

Powerpoint an introduction
17th January 9.30am – 11.30am

Advanced features of Word
28th January 2.00pm – 4.30pm

You can find out more about these sessions and also what we have coming up throughout the year via the Learning Services wiki

You can see at a glance the sessions we are delivering across all these areas and by using the link on the page, link through to book direct on the HR wiki.

All sessions, unless mentioned otherwise, take place in the Learning Innovation Centre (LINC) development room which is located on the top floor of the building. Teams across Learning Services can also deliver bespoke sessions to teams if there is something you would like to develop your skills in.  Please get in touch if you would like to know more.

Rachel Bury
ext. 7757