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level of study Level 1, 2, 3, Master's and PhD level
time taken to complete 5 x 2 hour workshops

 This course has now finished for this term. Please check back at the end of September for next term's dates.

This module will provide training in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint for use in your academic work. The hands-on course is designed to provide you an opportunity to work with academic style templates to hone your skills in document formatting, design choices and sorting data. The sessions will explain the reasons for presentation requirements; help you choose the most appropriate approaches and provide you with tips and tricks to improve your time effectiveness for completing tasks and the presentation of your work.

Information: Modules that carry the AS- code are non-credit bearing modules. This means that successful completion of these modules by attending 80% of the course, will appear on your Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR).


You can choose which of the following workshops you would like to attend when you sign up.

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WORKSHOP 1: Formatting your Assignment 

Come along to our essay formatting workshop to learn the tips and tricks to get the most from Microsoft Word. You’ll learn how to meet academic standards and to give your work that professional edge.

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WORKSHOP 2: Slide Design

Do your presentations engage your audience? Come along to our hands-on slide design workshop and discover our top tips to get the most out of this Microsoft PowerPoint. Create better looking presentations and avoid fundamental mistakes that cause your audience to switch off.

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WORKSHOP 3: Sorting Data 1

Want to find an efficient way to process your data? Learn how to sort and label large quantities of information, to enable you to quickly extract the information that you require.

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WORKSHOP 4: Sorting Data 2

Building on the Microsoft Excel skills developed in the Sorting Data 1. Develop pivot tables to pull out key information whilst leaving the original data intact, and explore ways to present the information discovered.

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WORKSHOP 5: Poster Design

Want to design professional quality posters to grab your audience’s attention? This workshop shows you how to create effective academic posters, ensuring information is readable from an appropriate distance.