Posts by Maggie

Studying off campus with Microsoft Teams

1 April 2020

As so many of us are now studying and working from home, Microsoft Teams has never been more useful and important.

It acts as a digital hub bringing conversations, content, collaboration, and apps together in one place. You can ‘chat’ with others, create and share files, check your Outlook calendar, and hold online meetings all within the same application.

How to access Teams

  • Log into Office 365 via office.com with your University email address and password.
  • Choose Teams from the Office 365 homepage or click on the ‘waffle’icon.

For a quick overview of Teams take a look at our guide MS Teams – key features.

Been invited to a Microsoft Teams meeting?

If a member of the Skills for Learning support team invites you to an online Teams meeting, and you’d like a little bit of guidance, or want to know more about its features then take a look at our guide MS Teams – Online meetings and appointments. read more

Studying from home with Office 365

30 March 2020

Using Office 365

Studying or working from home has never been easier.

Using your Office 365 account gives you access to key online tools – such as Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Teams – which let you create and share anywhere and on any device. Just login to office.com with your Uni email address and password.

If you haven’t used your Office 365 account yet then get an overview of these tools – Work remotely with Office 365 – and discover more by trying some of the great Office 365 courses on LinkedIn Learning. read more

Don’t just say it, Prove it! Gain Microsoft Office Specialist qualifications – for free

28 March 2020

Take this time for focus on a new challenge which can lead to developing your IT skills and adding extra qualifications to your CV.

With our free ‘Microsoft Office Specialist’ certification you can prove to employers that you have the key IT skills they require. This globally recognised certification will boost your CV and can help improve your academic performance too.

You decide which exams to take, with online teaching and exams available for up to five office applications:

  • Word
  • Excel
  • PowerPoint
  • Access
  • Outlook.

Or you can aim even higher with the Expert and Master level certifications. read more

Is formatting your dissertation/ thesis harder than you expected?

9 March 2020

Work smarter with Word’s tools

If you’re struggling with word processing your dissertation/thesis, then you’re not alone. It can be a demanding task, and many students find this stage more time consuming and stressful than anticipated. But MS Word provides tools and features that make this task so much easier to manage. Use them to save time, to work more effectively and reduce your anxiety levels too.

Do you know how to…?

  • Create an automatic table of contents for your document headings
  • Apply ‘Captions’ for figures and tables, and create automatic listings for them
  • Change page orientation mid-document, e.g. to accommodate a large chart

No? What??? Then you need to check out our handbook and video resources…

Tip: You need to use Section Breaks to use different kinds of page numbering formats.

Handbook and Videos

These resources focus on the key MS Word tools and features that you should know about and use when Formatting your dissertation/thesis. read more