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Digital Skills Development course catalogue for students

This is a list of all our currently available courses. Click on a course title for more information. This is not the booking system.


New dates are released in the first week of each term. Note that not all courses will have dates available.

Due to poor attendance levels (despite courses being fully booked), we are now overbooking our courses. This means that not all those who have a confirmed place will necessarily get a seat on a particular session. We hope that this will rarely be the case but we advise that you turn up early. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis for the maximum number permitted on the course. The trainer will indicate how many seats are available depending on the course.

Bibliographic Software

Lunch-Time Lecture: Bibliographies
Practical Bibliography Management - ONLINE

Data Analysis

Lunch-Time Lecture: Statistical Computing Without Tears
Practical Stata
Practical SPSS
Introduction to NVIVO
An Introduction to R with RStudio
Lunch-Time Lecture: First tools for reproducible research


Advanced Queries in Access 2013
Rapid Database Development in Access 2013
Introduction to SQL

Graphics Applications

Introduction to Photoshop CS4

Internet and Web Authoring

Introduction to HTML and CSS

Operating Systems

A Quick Introduction to UNIX
Further UNIX

Presentation Software

Getting started with PowerPoint 2013


Introduction to Matlab
Introduction to Research Programming using Python


Charting with Excel 2013
Intermediate statistics with Excel 2013
Advanced statistics with Excel 2013
Pivot Tables with Excel 2013
Using Excel 2013 to manage lists
Excel 2013 Essential Skills

Word Processing

LaTex with NatBib
Lunch-Time Lecture: Taming Long Documents
Using Word 2013 for Dissertations and Theses
Using Word 2013 for Dissertations and Theses - getting set up
Using Word 2013 for Dissertations and Theses - laying it out
Using Word 2013 for Dissertations and Theses - finishing touches