Digital skills and support

The Digital Education Team is here to support you to effectively use digital technologies and incorporate them into your learning, student experience and employability.

Students require digital skills now more than ever and the University’s 2020/21 Student Digital Experience Survey analysis showed some key areas where you asked for support.

In response to this we have:

  • A City wide licence for LinkedIn learning, meaning all students now have free 24/7 unlimited access to over 16,000 discipline and employment related courses that can help you to stand out from the crowd.
  • Our online Student Digital Community where you can go to attend live events and get support with enhancing your digital skills.
  • Our Learning with Moodle module to help you get the best out of Moodle and a place where you can find links to other useful resources.
  • Our Student Ed Tech guides on how to use City’s systems and platforms.

Digital skills and academic skills now go hand in hand, so if you want support with accessing any of these resources or general academic skills support, please see our Student Academic Skills and Wellbeing Moodle course which outlines further support available.

Student Digital Community

Following the transition to online learning in the 20/21 academic year, City students shared that you felt there was a lack of peer support and opportunities for you to integrate into the new university environment and form a solid community and culture.

Hence, the Student Digital Community was introduced which is a Microsoft Teams channel managed jointly by members of staff in LEaD and Student Digital Assistants (SDAs).

Following its successful launch in 20/21, it was re-launched in the new 21/22 academic year with the purpose of bringing students together and to give you a platform to interact and support each other throughout the period of remote and hybrid learning. It is a safe space for students to join social and information events, meet new people, get advice about digital skills from second- and third-year students, as well as ask questions and participate in webinars.

Why join the Community

The main objective of the Student Digital Community is to promote efficient digital skills within the student community.

As a member, you will receive:

  • Advice and guidance on the support available at City
  • Information on available digital skills resources (e.g. Educational Technology guidance, LinkedIn Learning, Moodle and Zoom)
  • Invitations to participate in drop-in sessions, information events, networking opportunities, webinars, workshops and much more
  • Answers to your queries from our Student Digital Assistants
  • Access to further resources developed by our SDAs specifically for you such as blogs and podcasts.

Who can join the Community

Any student can join the Community, whether you’re a foundation, undergraduate or postgraduate student, so long as you want to get more out of their time at City and meet new people.

The community is open to students from all Schools and we regularly run University-wide, as well as School-specific events. Likewise, it is an amazing opportunity for international students to get more familiar with City and what it stands for, as well as the people, academic and student services it offers.

Becoming a member

Anyone can become a member and it is very straightforward – join the Community and post any questions you have in the Teams chat.