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IT Digital Foundation Programme

20160809_113543‘We live in an increasingly digital world where we use technology to communicate, collaborate, express our views, do our shopping and much more. At the University, technology helps us book our leave, record our hours, check our pensions and engage more with the University community. Some of us find this easy and natural, but many do not and the University is committed to giving every member of staff the tools, training and confidence to fully engage with digital technology.’

Andrew Minter, Director – Information Services


What is the Digital Foundation Programme?

The Digital Foundation Programme is aimed at new or infrequent users of computers and will provide basic core skills development to help participants successfully access and use University IT. The programme, starting in November, has been designed to run over a three-month period, during which time the following eight training sessions will be offered:

  • Finding your way around a computer, Windows and File Explorer
  • How to use the Internet for work and more
  • Introduction to email using Google Mail
  • Creating your first word processing document
  • Use an online diary using Google Calendar
  • First time using spreadsheets
  • Mobiles, tablets, laptops… a quick guide
  • Engaging with the University using the IT facilities

These sessions allow dedicated time for the participants with two IT Trainers present at each session to provide high levels of support. To ensure the programme provides a flexible and dynamic experience, it includes a variety of instructor led training, elearning, self development tools and social media engagement. In addition, each participant will also be assigned a Digital Mentor to assist them during the course of the programme and act as a point of support and engagement.

How do I participate?

Individuals – anyone who feels they would benefit from the programme should contact IT Training for an initial consultation.

Managers – Managers can also contact IT Training if the feel they have staff who would benefit from the Digital Foundation Programme.

Please pass this on to any colleagues who may be interested, for further information, please contact IT Training on 3706, email or look at the Digital Foundation Programme web page.

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