Most courses will require the use of basic digital skills, for example, to be able to email, create and edit documents, and access learning materials from the university learning environment. At first, you may find some of these tasks unfamiliar, particularly when you are making the transition to studying at university level.
Develop your digital skills independently
You may want to make use of self study materials available to help you become more proficient in IT in your own time.
USW also provides loads of services and facilities to help with any IT, Media and Technology related issues, and support your technology-based learning.
Sometimes the best way is to talk to someone!
We can help with basic digital skills. You can make initial contact via email or ask a digital mentor by clicking the image on the left. You can also make an appointment with a tutor which may help you get started.
There are a variety of resources to help you improve your digital skills in your own time. Some free guides called Need to Know IT are available to collect from our centres, but we have a much wider range of these guides available online
Listed below are the Need to Know IT guides available from SDSS.
USW Careers - IT courses for USW students covering Excel, Outlook, Powerpoint and Word for beginner and intermediate levels. Log in to MyCareer and select Career Advice, Career E-learning, IT Skills.
YouTube has all kinds of short vodcasts on how to carry out functions within any Microsoft packages.
Please Note - External Content
External content is marked with an asterisk *. USW is not responsible for the content, quality or availability of this content, and students themselves are responsible for complying with any terms and conditions that may apply.