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Utilise Modern Technology

Information Technology Skills

Below you will find a selection of resources to help you develop these employability skills, any resources from external parties will be indicated in the description.

Utilise modern technology

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Writing for Social Media Google Digital Garage Webinar

Learn how to create compelling content and develop a tone of voice that’s right for the business you work in with Google Digital Garages one hour live webinar on Writing for Social Media.

Find out more about the next writing for social media Google Digital Garage webinar

Starting a Career in Video Games - Free Online Course

Learn how to start a career in games development by hearing from leading games producers, recruiters, and new developers. (BGI)

BGI, Starting a career in video games online course


Information Technology Skills

Includes ability to learn, apply and exploit relevant IT programmes.

Queen’s University Students – Free Online training Materials

Various free training materials from Queen’s University Information Services are available to Queen’s University students at the link below:

Access to free training materials to Queen’s University students from Queen’s University Information Services

Queen’s University students access to IT training materials from Queen’s University Information Services

Log in with your normal username / student number and password.

Materials that would come under some of the categories below can be found by selecting IT Training materials, then; select Office 2016 (for Word, PowerPoint and Excel), or Microsoft publisher and Visio will also help with creative projects. Microsoft Publisher is useful for designing posters, invitations, etc., whilst Visio is useful for diagrams.

Queen's University students can also access Office 365 from the link below

Queen’s University Student access to Office 365.

Introduction to Cyber Security – Free Online Course

Our lives depend on online services. Gain essential cyber security knowledge and skills, to help protect your digital life. (The Open University)

Open University, Introduction to cyber security online course

Building a Future with Robots – Free Online Course

Explore the role of robots and autonomous systems in the factories, homes, hospitals, schools and cars of our near future. (The University of Sheffield)

University of Sheffield, Building a future with robots online course

CS50's Web Programming with Python and JavaScript – Free Online Course

This course dives deeply into the design and implementation of web apps with Python, JavaScript, and SQL using frameworks like Flask, Django, and Bootstrap. (Harvard University)

Harvard University CS50's Web Programming with Python and JavaScript – online course

CS50 Introduction to Computer Science – Free Online Course

An introduction to the intellectual enterprises of computer science and the art of programming. (Harvard University)

Harvard University, CS50 Introduction to computer science, online course

Principles, Statistical and Computational Tools for Reproducible Science – Free Online Course

Learn skills and tools that support data science and reproducible research, to ensure you can trust your own research results, reproduce them yourself, and communicate them to others. (Harvard University)

Harvard University, Statistical and computational tools online course

CS50's Introduction to Game Development – Free Online Course

Learn about the development of 2D and 3D interactive games in this hands-on course, as you explore the design of games such as Super Mario Bros., Pokémon, Angry Birds, and more. (Harvard university)

Harvard University, Introduction to game development, online course