Skills Hub

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Welcome to the Skills Hub! This resource will help you to develop your Academic Skills whilst at Sussex. It brings together all of the web resources, workshops and support that are available to you as a Sussex student. Academic Skills are essential to successful study; from time management and note making, all the way through to reference management and exam writing techniques. These skills will help you to fully engage with, and excel, in your studies. 

Download our Academic Skills Audit to help you to assess your confidence and to reflect on any skills that you are keen to develop, as well as areas of strength. 

Remember you are not expected to have all these skills already - you will develop them throughout your time at Sussex. 

Events

Reference Management with Mendeley

This hands-on workshop will help you to maintain academic integrity and avoid plagiarism by introducing you to Mendeley, a free tool.

Monday 18 November 2019 10.00 - 12.00

Excel 2016 for Beginners

This course provides an introduction to Excel 2016. You will learn how to create a simple worksheet and to carry out basic operations.

Monday 18 November 2019 14.00 - 16.00

MindView 7 - Get Started with Mind Mapping

This course will introduce to the basics of mind mapping and then show you how MindView can be used as your mind mapping tool of choice.

Tuesday 19 November 2019 10.00 - 11.00

An introduction to EndNote

This hands-on workshop will help you to maintain academic integrity and avoid plagiarism by introducing you to EndNote

Tuesday 19 November 2019 11.00 - 12.00

Level Up Your Library Skills

Learn about the best techniques and tools to help you search for, and reference, academic materials effectively.

Wednesday 20 November 2019 12.00 - 13.00

Word 2016 – Long documents – Thesis and Dissertation

This session is for people who want to utilise Word for long documents such as a thesis or dissertation.

Wednesday 20 November 2019 14.00 - 16.30

Reference Management with Zotero

This hands-on workshop will help you to maintain academic integrity and avoid plagiarism by introducing you to Zotero, a free referencing tool.

Thursday 21 November 2019 14.00 - 16.00

Adobe Illustrator - Getting Started

This course will introduce you to Illustrator CC. It will also be equally useful for users of other recent versions of Illustrator.

Thursday 21 November 2019 14.00 - 16.30

Adobe Photoshop CC – Getting Started

This courses will introduce you to Photoshop CC. It will also be equally useful for users of other recent versions of Photoshop.

Friday 22 November 2019 14.00 - 16.00

Adobe Photoshop CC – Further Skills

This course will develop your existing Photoshop skills. It will be equally useful for users of other recent versions of Photoshop.

Monday 25 November 2019 14.00 - 16.30

Excel 2016 - Pivot Tables

This course builds on basic Excel knowledge. You will learn to use pivot tables and pivot charts to present and manipulate data.

Tuesday 26 November 2019 10.00 - 11.30

Level Up Your Library Skills

Learn about the best techniques and tools to help you search for, and reference, academic materials effectively.

Tuesday 26 November 2019 11.00 - 12.00

Digital Accessibility

A look at Technology Enhanced Learning’s new resources for Digital Accessibility, a toolkit for anyone creating resources for students

Tuesday 26 November 2019 11.00 - 12.00

Excel 2016 - Charts

This course will enable you to produce charts in Excel. You learn how to add and format charts of different types.

Tuesday 26 November 2019 14.00 - 15.30

Excel 2016 - Functions

This course builds on your basic Excel knowledge. You will learn how to harness formulas to unlock the mathematical power of Excel.

Wednesday 27 November 2019 10.00 - 12.30

Reference Management with EndNote

Hands-on workshop introducing you to EndNote, a tool free to Sussex students.

Wednesday 27 November 2019 11.00 - 13.00

Revision and exam strategies

Plan your revision time and discuss exam strategies.

Wednesday 27 November 2019 12.00 - 13.00

WEBINAR: Revision and exam strategies

Plan your revision time and discuss exam strategies

Thursday 28 November 2019 11.00 - 11.45

Adobe InDesign CC - Up and Running

This course will introduce you to InDesign CC. It will also be equally useful for users of other recent versions.

Thursday 28 November 2019 14.00 - 16.00

PowerPoint 2016 - Further Skills

This session is for people who want to learn more about PowerPoint and aims to continue from the PowerPoint: Introduction course.

Friday 29 November 2019 10.00 - 12.00

Reference Management with Zotero

This hands-on workshop will help you to maintain academic integrity and avoid plagiarism by introducing you to Zotero, a free referencing tool.

Friday 29 November 2019 11.00 - 13.00

Word 2016 – Long documents – Thesis and Dissertation

This session is for people who want to utilise Word for long documents such as a thesis or dissertation.

Tuesday 3 December 2019 14.00 - 16.30

Excel 2016 for Beginners

This course provides an introduction to Excel. You will create a simple worksheet and use it to carry out a range of basic operations.

Wednesday 4 December 2019 10.00 - 12.00

Excel 2016 - Pivot Tables

This course builds on your basic Excel knowledge. You will learn to use the power of pivot tables and pivot charts to manipulate data.

Thursday 5 December 2019 14.00 - 15.30

Excel 2016 - Charts

This course will enable you to produce charts in Excel. You learn how to add and format charts of different types.

Friday 6 December 2019 10.00 - 11.30

MindView 7 - Get Started with Mind Mapping

This course will introduce to the basics of mind mapping and then show you how MindView can be used as your mind mapping tool of choice.

Monday 9 December 2019 14.00 - 15.00

PowerPoint 2016 - Further Skills

This session aims to give you a grounding in the use of PowerPoint for the production of presentations for lectures or demonstrations.

Tuesday 10 December 2019 14.00 - 16.00

Excel 2016 - Functions

This course builds on basic Excel knowledge. You will learn how to harness the power of formulas to unlock the mathematical power of Excel.

Wednesday 11 December 2019 10.00 - 12.30

Adobe Illustrator - Further Skills

This course is for those who have a basic understanding of Illustrator CC. It will also be useful for other recent versions of Illustrator.

Thursday 12 December 2019 10.00 - 12.00

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