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During the University’s Digital Skills Week, there were more than 50 live and any-time courses created by LIS (Learning and Information Services), Study Skills and Careers and Employability, with faculties running bespoke sessions for their subject areas. Students were offered a wide range of sessions through live online sessions and LinkedIn Learning sessions to develop their Digital Skills. There were a wide range of events from IT skills to careers events to develop your skills and prepare you for online interviews and other online recruitment events.

On Monday, I engaged with the first tasks within the Business School Digital Skills Week. Today’s events were all about Digital Citizenship and included looking at how to setup a LinkedIn profile (which I have already). So, I explored the videos looking at how to develop your LinkedIn profile, which were helpful to get the most out of the LinkedIn platform. The next part was an Introduction to LinkedIn Learning which I was familiar with as I have in the past completed a few LinkedIn Learning courses all about SEO and Web Design which are the skills I want to develop for my future career.

On Tuesday, I attended a career session which was ‘The New Normal: Understanding Online Recruitment Q&A’. This was good for a module I am doing on Professional Development in Marketing, as for one of my assignments I have to complete an online interview, so I had a few questions about how to approach and prepare for interviews. The session was great as a member of the Careers and Employability team were available to answer any questions students had.

On Wednesday, I attended a great session from Stuart in the IT Training Team who presented a great session on Data Handling using Excel. The session was informative and helped me to develop a wide range of Excel skills from formulas to pivot tables. The main feature of Excel that I had not used before, was the pivot table feature. Even though I have completed the ECDL (European Computer Driving License) during the second year of my degree, this session was still very informative and reminded me of a few Excel features I had forgotten that I had learnt during the ECDL.

On Thursday, I attended another session from Stuart in the IT Training Team, this time exploring how to use Microsoft Forms. This session was very helpful as in one module I am currently doing in Digital Marketing we are working in a group to develop a project. Therefore, this session was great as I was able to learn more about how to use Microsoft Forms and how to use it to collect information through an online survey.

The Digital Skills Week was fantastic! I really enjoyed the week and developed many skills which will help in the future. I look forward to the next Digital Skills Week in the new year!

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