Useful Technology

Digital Skills
You will need a variety of digital skills to make the most of your studies, promote yourself to future employers, and succeed in the workplace. The University has a range of online resources and guidance to support you on that journey.

5 Steps to Start Connected
1. Connect to Eduroam wi-fi
2. Download your Free MS Office
3. Set up your UniCard
4. Discover your reading lists
5. Follow your library #StartConnected

#StartConnected – Next Steps
• Find my Subject Guide
• Find books and access My Library Account
• Reserve or borrow PCs on campus
• Print my work
• Submit work via studentcentral and Turnitin
• Find resources on Lynda.com

In your studies
Once you have completed all the #StartConnected steps, you will be well on your way to having the main skills for accessing resources about your studies, finding and managing digital information, and creating and submitting assessments.

You will also probably some discipline specific digital skills such as the ability to use particular pieces of software or equipment, and support for these will be built into your course.

One resource that you will probably need to keep on using throughout your studies and to improve your employability is Lynda.com, which is a huge online resource of training videos. As a University student you have free and unlimited access to this invaluable resource which can help you develop skills in a range of software, business and personal development topics. See https://staff.brighton.ac.uk/is/training/Pages/Lynda4u.aspx

Here is the link to the pages to find out more support for students from Information Services: https://staff.brighton.ac.uk/is/training/Pages/students.aspx

Lots more support for students such as connecting mobile devices, recommended apps, access to editing suites and computer clinics can be found here: https://staff.brighton.ac.uk/is/Pages/Quick-links-for-students.aspx