A sideview of James Allen, Senior Learning Designer in the Digital Learning team, talking to a student and pointing at the large digital screen behind him which displays one of the 'Digital tips and tricks' posters for how to adjust your device for digital wellbeing.

On Thursday November 16th, we held the very first DigiSkills day in the Hartley Library foyer from 11:00 to 15:00 pm. The event shared digital tips and tricks to enhance students’ studies and offered support from various University departments including the LibraryTech HubAcademic Skills Service and Digital Learning. Students were guided towards tools and software that could significantly improve how they study, conduct research and complete their assignments. These tips included how to: 

  • Assess and build your digital skills with the Discovery Tool and LinkedIn Learning 
  • Develop your techniques for finding high quality sources using Library Search
  • Be safe online: ensure you are Cybersecure
  • Manage essays with the Assignment Planner
  • Try out the Library’s evaluating information interactive guide 
  • Adjust your device for better digital wellbeing 
A student is standing at the table for the DigiSkills event. They are spinning the lucky dip prize wheel.

Students had the chance to spin the wheel and win prizes including T-shirts, pens, hats and yo-yos. We also enjoyed talking with students on the day and hearing about some of the challenges they experience with their studies.

The first DigiSkills Day was a success and we are already making plans to run a repeat event sometime during semester 2 in 2024.

Watch this space! 


If you didn’t get the chance to attend the event, you can access the digital posters that we shared on the day here: Digital tips and tricks to help you with your studies.

Students can also visit the Undergraduate and Postgraduate digital skills pages to build their digital capabilities. 

Contact us

For more details on DigiSkills Day 23 or 24, contact digital-learning@soton.ac.uk

Digital tips and tricks – Our first DigiSkills day 

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