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Essential skills for academic success

Essential Skills Portal: Digital and technology skills

Digital and technology skills.

Discover and learn new digital skills to help you study effectively and enhance your employability with our online sessions, resources and video tutorials.

Assistive Technology webinars offer training and guidance on how to use study skills software available from the University, such as MindView for creating visual mindmaps, Microsoft Learning Tools for reading and research, and Audio Notetaker for recording and notetaking. Guides are also available via the Assistive Technology website.

You can also use LinkedIn Learning with your Hallam login details and access thousands of online courses in creative media, software skills and career planning.


Online sessions

Digital skills - Study tools and software

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Digital skills - Introductory sessions

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Virtual drop-ins

Do you have a quick question about your studies or research?

  • Searching for information about your assignment topic
  • Structuring your references
  • Starting to plan your essay
  • Looking to develop your critical writing
  • Choosing the correct tool for statistical analysis
  • Developing your research skills
  • Trying to format a Powerpoint presentation

Come along to our virtual drop-in sessions – instant answers to all your questions, all in one place!

No need to book - just drop in here: https://bit.ly/library-dropin

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About the team:

Academic Skills 

Advisers available to help you improve your academic writing skills – to help you understand how to interpret assignment titles and structure your work.  They will be able to help you plan your project and manage your time, alongside ensuring you are able to think and write critically. 

Library & Information Skills 

Librarians will be on hand to help you with searching specialist databases, finding relevant information and help you with your referencing style and techniques. 

Maths and Stats

The Maths and Stats team can provide support to students from any course – helping you to develop and gain confidence in your numerical skills, and helping you choose and use the best tools for your studies and research.

Digital Skills

The Digital Team will help you get the best from our digital tools – such as how to format a long document in Word, how to automatically produce a table of contents, and how to organise your data in a spreadsheet.