Careers and Entrepreneurship

Digital skills - taster session for Foundation and Year 1 students

A fully-funded, bite-sized course over half a day, where you can develop your digital and creative skills.

This is your chance to learn some new digital skills over a half day course, run by Creative Process Digital. Choose from Photoshop, InDesign or Wordpress!

How to apply

  1. Choose the course/s and date/s you prefer
  2. Apply using the CareerHub form for each course

Spaces are limited. You can apply for all three courses if you wish. However, if chosen, you will only be able to participate in one.

Who can apply

The Digital accelerator taster sessions are for First year undergraduates or Foundation students, and Second year or Penultimate year undergraduates only.

Applications are now closed for 2022

Create professional documents with Adobe InDesign

This taster will equip you with a basic understanding of how to design everything from flyers and posters to brochures, magazines and books. With professional layout and typesetting tools, you will learn how to create multicolumn pages and combine stylish typography with rich imagery, images and tables for top-notch presentation

Course content:

  • Setting up documents
  • Working with Paragraph Styles, Character Styles, and Object Styles
  • Placing, positioning, and scaling graphics
  • Working with Colour and Transparency
  • Finessing text to avoid composition problems
  • Designing with Grids and Guides

Dates

  • 23 March 2022, 2-5pm
  • 24 March 2022, 2-5pm

Applications have now closed for this session

Transform your images with Adobe Photoshop

Bring your creative visions to life with precision editing and compositing tools. Learn how to combine multiple images into rich, multi-layered artworks. Turn photos into paintings or stylised drawings. Move elements around in your photos or remove unwanted content. Begin to understand how to play with colour, texture and effects to turn ordinary photos into something extraordinary

Course content:

  • Cropping and basic editing
  • Editing and enhancing colour and tone
  • Retouching images using clone/healing tools
  • Working with Layer masks to blend and create collage images
  • Use the filter gallery for enhanced effects

Dates

  • 8 April 2022, 2-5pm
  • 12 April 2022, 2-5pm

Applications have now closed for this session

Create a stunning website to meet your unique needs

Learn how to create a website using the industry-standard content management system, Wordpress. Whether you want to start writing a blog, create a web portfolio for your side hustle, or add to your employability skills then this hands-on session will equip you to get started and follow your passion

Course content

  • Differences between Wordpress.com and Wordpress.org
  • Site set-up and domain names
  • Choosing and customising a theme
  • Creating posts and pages (and the difference between them)
  • UI and UX basics
  • Adding multimedia to your site
  • Site navigation, mobile and legal considerations.

Dates

  • 14 April 2022, 2-5pm

Applications have now closed for this session