Digital Skills Festival 2022

Do you know about the Digital Skills Festival? There are still a few places left on the following workshops:
Introduction to reference managers – Monday 30 May 14:30-16:00:
Managing your references using Zotero – Tuesday 31 May 09:30-10:00:
Enhancing your workflow with the new Web of Science platform – Tuesday 31 May 12:00-13:00:
Misinformation, disinformation and fake news: What is it all about? – Tuesday 31 May 13:00-13:30:
Managing your references with EndNote – Thursday 2 June 13:00-14:00:
Using Mendeley for bibliography management – Thursday 2 June 15:00-15:30:

Digital Skills Festival this May

The ISG Digital Skills & Training team will be hosting an online Digital Skills Festival from 24 to 28 May 2021. The week will be divided into 5 themes:

  • Monday – Information, Data and Media Literacies
  • Tuesday – Digital Creation, Problem Solving and Innovation
  • Wednesday – Digital Communication, Collaboration and Participation
  • Thursday – Digital Learning, Teaching and Development
  • Friday – Digital Identity and Wellbeing

Free to attend for University of Edinburgh staff and students, the festival will include a number of interactive events, presentations, workshops and courses delivered by speakers from within and outside the University. To see more and to book onto sessions, go to their website
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Update your digital skills

The Digital Skills team provide training and guidance on developing your digital and information literacy, desktop and IT productivity skills, to help you work, research and study more effectively, and to support continuing professional development.

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Digital skills training

Information Services Group (ISG) at the University of Edinburgh offer a wide range of courses to support digital skills development. Their current programme encompasses a variety of workshops on working with data, including:

  • Creating a Data Management Plan for your Grant Application (Wednesday 12-Oct-2016, 12:00 – 13:30)
  • Good Practice in Research Data Management (Friday 07-Oct-2016, 09:30 – 13:30)
  • Handling Data Management using SPSS (Monday 12-Sep-2016, 09:30 – 12:30; Monday 14-Nov-2016, 09:30 – 12:30)
  • Introduction to NVivo (Tuesday 27-Sep-2016, 09:30 – 12:30; Tuesday 01-Nov-2016, 09:30 – 12:30)
  • Introduction to Visualising Data in ArcGIS (Wednesday 28-Sep-2016, 14:00 – 17:00)
  • Introduction to Visualising Data in QGIS (Thursday 01-Dec-2016, 14:00 – 17:00)
  • Managing your research data: why is it important and what should you do? (Monday 10-Oct-2016, 11:30 – 13:00)
  • NVivo: Beyond the Basics – Queries (Monday 03-Oct-2016, 14:00 – 17:00; Monday 14-Nov-2016, 14:00 – 17:00)
  • Using EDINA Digimap (Wednesday 28-Sep-2016, 09:30 – 12:30; Thursday 01-Dec-2016, 09:30 – 12:30)
  • Working with personal and sensitive data (Friday 14-Oct-2016, 12:00 – 14:00)

All courses must be booked via the Digital Skills website
If you are unable to attend a course you have booked, you should cancel through the Event Booking channel.  Attendance is recorded, and failure to attend without prior notice may affect your future bookings. For over-subscribed courses ISG frequently offer standby places to people on the waiting list, so please ensure you arrive in good time or your place may be reallocated as a standby.