IT and academic skills training
Information Systems Services (ISS) offers a range of training options to help you make the most of the IT facilities at the University of Leeds.
There is an online induction course for new students to enable them to navigate the university system, and learn aboutusernames, passwords, security, printing, internet access, and home drives. ISS also provides help on wireless access and connecting to the university system from off campus.
The online induction course also provides graphical step-by-step guidance on how to access and use the student portal, the system you use to register, enrol on modules and access your student email, and the virtual learning environment where you can access reading lists and documents for your chosen modules.
ISS also provides free courses for postgraduate students who may require help with more specialised IT use, such as using MS word to produce a thesis, or using Excel, OriginPro or NVivo for research data.
Academic skills training
The Library at the University of Leeds also offers a plethora of different training methods to enable you to enhance your academic skills through Skills@Library.
Skills@Library offers workshops on subjects such as speed-reading, managing information, time management, mind mapping and improving your writing. These workshops are friendly, interactive and informative, and available at various times and days, including early evenings on Tuesdays.
Skills@Library also offers free 'drop-in' sesssions where you will receive one-to-one support with a skills advisor to help you improve an academic skill.
You can also access online tutorials that cover subjects such as intelligent web searching, exam skills, voice training for presentations and speed-reading.
Graduate Training and Support Centre
GTS offers training opportunities for research postgraduates, and cover subjects such as 'Project Managing Your Research Degree' to 'Interpersonal Effectiveness'. They also run an online resource with links to all research student-training providers.