Posts tagged: Digital skills

Microsoft Office Exam could see you win $7,000 in New York

5 November 2018

You could win $7000 at the MOS World Championships in New York

Test your skills in Word, Excel or PowerPoint, by sitting a Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) exam with The Library, and put yourself in with the chance to win $7000 at the Microsoft Office World Championships in New York.

Passing one of our free exams – which would cost you around £90 each in the commercial sector – will automatically enter you into the MOS Four Nations Championship in London. From there, you’d need to win the Word, Excel or PowerPoint category to make it to New York.

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Is formatting your dissertation/thesis harder than you expected?

17 July 2017

If you’re struggling with word processing your dissertation/thesis, then you’re not alone. It can be a demanding task, with many students find this aspect of the process more time consuming and stressful than they anticipated. But MS Word provides tools and features that make this task so much easier to manage. You can save time, learn the skills 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 Word’s ‘Captions’ for figures and tables, and create automatic listings for them?
  • Apply different page numbering formats to the different parts of your document?
  • 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… read more

Introducing the University of Salford App Store

19 April 2017
Nicola Sales

Nicola links you to information about the new University App Store

Have you discovered the University of Salford’s app store.  There are many apps which can help you with your studies from accessing and organising the information your need, managing your time, preparing for exams, participating in online activities during classes, creating content for your assignments or improving your health and well being to help you with your studies.

There are so many available that the University has brought the most popular apps used at the University of Salford by staff and students into one place so you can quickly and easily search for, and download, the apps that you want. read more

Office 365 – it’s not just email!

23 September 2015

As a student at Salford University you have an Office 365 account, which gives you access to:

  • Your  email account
  • Online versions of Microsoft Office
  • 1 terabyte of file storage on the cloud.
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    Our first Microsoft Office Specialist Master!

    5 May 2015

    Majd Al-tujjar, Microsoft Office Specialist MasterCongratulations to Majd Al-tujjar, a postgraduate student from Computing, Science & Engineering, who is the first person to become a Microsoft Office Specialist Master in a new programme offered by the University to all students and staff.

    Twenty candidates have succeeded at individual exams as part of the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) programme, which is free to students and staff across the University.

    Majd Al-tujjar passed four exams in quick succession, in Word Expert, Excel Expert, PowerPoint and Outlook, to gain the Master qualification. read more

    ‘Appy Christmas!

    17 December 2014

    The end of term is nearly here and the festive decorations are up, so the Library wanted to wish you a Happy ‘Appy Christmas.

    appblogAs a gift to you, we’ve bought together a selection of useful apps which could help with any New Years resolutions you may be making. As an added gift they are all free!

    Dreaming of being more organized?

    Wunderlust, Trello or Evernote may help.

    Wunderlust: Voted MacApp of the Year 2013, this useful app will help you organize your to-do lists, errands and even track and share your shopping list. read more

    The Lark, the Owl and the Evidence

    29 July 2014

    According to “scientists” modern day living is causing us to ignore how important a role sleep plays in helping us remain healthy. The BBC Health News website shows you the 8 body clock phases we go through each day and you can take the quiz to see if you are a morning person (Lark) or an evening person (Owl).

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    So now you know when you might be at your best and what the experts say your body needs at each stage in the day: it would appear that 6am-9am is not the best time to exercise, however 6pm-9pm is a good time for the liver to process alcohol. read more