Digital Skills Sessions

Here at Careers and Employability at the University of Liverpool, we like to recognise the skills and strengths that our students have. Thanks to funding from Office for Students and a partnership with Agent Academy CIC, we are able to present you our Digital Coaches!

Each one of the Digital Coaches has spent 12 weeks on a summer internship, meeting businesses across the Liverpool City Region, gaining new digital skills and qualifications, putting them into practice and finding out how digital is transforming the future workplace. The Coaches have concluded an in-depth analysis of the digital skills required by businesses around the Liverpool area and are keen to teach you them! Meet the Digital Coaches... 

Caitlin

BA Accounting and Finance

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Collaborative working!

-To learn what collaborative working is and why it’s so useful

-To learn what digital platforms are available to collaborate with others and how they help people to work together

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Devon

BA Philosophy and Business

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LinkedIn and the importance of digital presence

-To understand Linkedin and what it is used for

-The difference between a good LinkedIn profile picture and a bad one

-How to differentiate your Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn from one another

-How to utilise endorsements and skills to boost your profile views

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Chloe

BA Geography

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Studentise - Digital Organisation

-An awareness of apps you can use to help you stay organised

-The positive impacts of keeping organised and how digital can help

-How apps can help you be more productive and help you reduce stress

Book onto digital skill session here.


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Brellaine

BA Architecture

Digitised Architecture

-To understand how CAD software is used and how it is changing the future of architecture

-To showcase the technical skill requirements in current architecture jobs

-To re-apply traditional drawings and designs into CAD software (AutoDesk/ Revit).

-To introduce how social media is a significant digital aspect for architecture (Pinterest for inspiration, Instagram for portfolios).

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Edem

LLB Law

Social Media Marketing

-Learning which social network is best to promote your personal brand and market your personal skills

-You will learn analytical skills and how to understand trends

-How to create content to get the attention of your targeted audience

-How to plan and post content to get maximum engagement with your targeted audience

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Abbie

MPHYS Theoretical Physics

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Crash Course in Graphic Design

-To understand the basics of graphic design as well as the concepts and theories behind it (e.g. perfect ratio, colour wheel, the brain’s image processing etc)

-An introduction to relevant graphic design software (Canva, Adobe etc.)

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Michelle

BA Communication and Media

Creating videos for social media

-Filming techniques to make the most of mobile cameras including camera movement and handling

-Using apps at different stages of filming to maximise control and quality

-Smartphones or laptops are required for this workshop

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Samantha

BA English Literature

Digital Skills for SOTA Students - How to become more ‘digital’ in writing essays and preparing for exams.

-A session which will demonstrate how digital can support you to be more prepared for essays and exams

-How digital can make revising for exams more successful

-How digital can help make essay writing more successful including referencing

-To develop confidence in your ability to be prepared, to manage your time and deal with stress using both online and offline resources and techniques

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Steph

BA Accounting and Finance

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Digital to improve core skills

Core skills are what make an individual valuable at work, whatever their role; this session will provide you with the opportunity to:

-Try out a number of apps which are available to assist with organisation skills, exam preparation, time management, group work and presentations

-Give you an understanding of what technology there is to help you develop your core skills  

-Demonstrate that university is a great time to start applying new digital skills that you can then build on in the workplace after graduation

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Crystal

BSc Psychology

The importance of data and data driven decision making

-An introduction to the growth of data and why data is so important

-To understand how data is used by companies to drive their decision making

-To understand how data can be used to drive personal decisions (such as career changes)

-To understand the breadth of career opportunities relating to data that you may not have thought about

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Zoe

BA Business Management

Paid Online Advertising

-To help you understand how Google Analytics creates opportunities for business

-To Understand the basic tools of Facebook Business Manager and how demographic engagement works

-To build confidence in using Google ads/ Google AdWords

Book onto digital skill session here.

 

 


Joe

BA Philosophy and Politics

How to start a (WordPress) blog

-A practical session where you will be introduced to WordPress and the benefits of blogging for personal and professional benefit

-You’ll be given the online resources needed to successfully start a Word Press blog

-You’ll build confidence in your ability to succeed in creating and maintaining a website

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Katy

LLB Law

Using digital to get a job in the legal sector

-This session will give you awareness of how technology is being incorporated into the work carried out in the sector

-You will learn how technology can benefit you in your future legal careers, rather than being something to fear 

-We will provide tips on how to prepare for an increasingly disgitised legal sector, including tips on how to boost online presence

Book onto digital skill session here.


Lynsey

LLB Law

Using digital to get a job in the legal sector

-This session will give you awareness of how technology is being incorporated into the work carried out in the sector

-You will learn how technology can benefit you in your future legal careers, rather than being something to fear 

-We will provide tips on how to prepare for an increasingly disgitised legal sector, including tips on how to boost online presence

Book onto digital skill session here.


Olivia

MPsycholSci Psychological Sciences

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The value of a psychology degree

-Demonstrate the application of a psychology degree to many career domains, including those in the digital and creative sector the workplace.

-Discuss the different job opportunities that can come from a psychology degree.

-Utilise your degree to enhance future job prospects.

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Leah-Ella

MPLAN Town and Regional Planning

Online Survey Making  

-The session will provide guidance towards the right survey sites to use

-An understanding of why surveys are a good source of information gathering when researching a topic

-How to manipulate the data results from your survey

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Jagmerl

BEENG Mechanical Engineering

Let’s learn- your guide to making the most of free online learning

-Identify what skills you wish to explore (could be for personal interest or for course specific skills)

-Introduce you to a variety of go to resources to learn a new skill e.g specific YouTube channels, code academy and LinkedIn Learning.

-Create your own personal learning plan for the academic year which will highlight what resources you can use 

Book onto digital skill session here.