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. 


Excel for Beginners

Use the basic Excel concepts of a spreadsheet. Learn how to create a simple spreadsheet, change the format; build simple formulas.

Tuesday 28 January 2020 14.00 - 16.00

Library Tour

Come and see how the Library can help you; from subject resources to study rooms, learn how to find everything that you need.

Wednesday 29 January 2020 10.00 - 10.30

Level-up Your Library Skills

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

Wednesday 29 January 2020 13.00 - 14.00

Word - Managing headers and footers and page numbers for your thesis

Covers how to change the page numbers/header and footer information in different sections of your document

Monday 3 February 2020 10.00 - 12.30

Produce a poster with Canva

Learn how to create visually attractive posters using Canva - a free, fun and easy online tool.

Tuesday 4 February 2020 11.00 - 12.00

Excel for Beginners

Learn how to create a simple Excel spreadsheet, change the format, and build simple formulas like the sum function.

Thursday 6 February 2020 10.00 - 12.00

Excel - Pivot Tables

Pivot tables: a tool which can automatically sort, count and total the data stored in one table or spreadsheet and create a summary of it.

Thursday 6 February 2020 14.00 - 15.15

PowerPoint for Beginners

This session is for people who want to learn more about PowerPoint.

Friday 7 February 2020 10.00 - 12.00

Podcasting with Audacity

This session will introduce you to the basics of recording, editing and publishing your very own podcast using the free Audacity tool.

Tuesday 11 February 2020 11.00 - 12.00

Excel Charts

A session for people who have some Excel knowledge and who want to produce charts/graphs in Excel.

Tuesday 11 February 2020 11.00 - 11.30

Build a blog with WordPress

Learn how to easily build a blog using the free WordPress tool.

Tuesday 18 February 2020 11.00 - 12.00

Create a website with Google Sites

Learn how to easily build a website using Google Sites.

Tuesday 25 February 2020 11.00 - 12.00

Develop your career online

Learn more about digital resources for career choice and job seeking.

Tuesday 3 March 2020 11.00 - 12.00

Studying with Panopto

Learn about viewing options, notes, search features and more.

Tuesday 10 March 2020 11.00 - 12.00

Personal Digital Archiving

Learn how best to care for, and preserve, your personal digital information so that nothing important is lost.

Tuesday 17 March 2020 11.00 - 12.00

Searching Twitter for data

Learn how to navigate and utilise Twitter’s advanced search features to find published content from Twitter’s 330 million users.

Tuesday 24 March 2020 11.00 - 12.00

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