IT tips and skills for new ways of working

Summer holidays already feel like part of the dim and distant past, but our focus is firmly on the future and all the new opportunities available. University life has changed and we all need to adapt and learn how to get the most out of the evolving world we find ourselves in.

New ways of working, teaching and learning mean that flexible, digital working is becoming the rule, rather than the exception. We want the IT aspects of this to be as straightforward as possible for both staff and students and the guidance on our websites has 'new ways of working' in mind.

Boosting your IT skill set: useful apps and services

We've identified key IT capabilities for digital working and created a guide outlining straightforward, free-to-use apps and services from IT Services that you can use to underpin your skills. Find out how to choose the right tool for what you need to achieve and how to make smarter everyday use of IT such as Teams, OneDrive, Planner, Whiteboard, VPN, CONNECT and more.

Hybrid meetings - getting the most from technology

We hope you saw our workshop about holding hybrid meetings (when some colleagues are in the office and others are working remotely) at the Professional Services Conference. But even if you couldn't attend, we're regularly adding and updating content to our IT Help website which is a knowledge base for exploring materials to help you with hybrid working and other topics - just search for the topic you want to find out about! If you don't see what you were looking for, please use the feedback form to let us know what it was.   

IT training

Don't forget we also offer a comprehensive range of courses through our IT Learning Centre, including teacher-led and online learning. This term's IT courses brochure is now available.

Getting IT help

Everyone has IT questions from time-to-time and we know that using new tools can be daunting. There are a number of ways you can find IT help and our Service Desk is there to help you 24/7.