This article contains information for University staff only.

This article contains information about Short IT Training Sessions run by the IT Training team. The aim of a Short IT Session is that it focuses on a specific topic and lasts up to one and a half hours. 

Current Sessions:

If you are interested in booking please check the IT Training Schedule.

*We run Microsoft Sessions using Office 2016, these sessions would be suitable for Office 2010 and Office 2013 users, as there are no significant differences.

Application Title Description
Microsoft Word Create and Modify Styles

Applying paragraph styles to organise your document.  

Applying and customising of built-in document styles and the combined use and benefits of these. 

Microsoft Word Tables in Microsoft Word

Inserting tables  

Exploring the design and formatting

Integrating Excel into a Word document

Microsoft Word Working with Headers, Footers and Sections

Add headers and footers  

Insert sections breaks

Change headers and footers on different sections, use portrait and landscape views

Microsoft Word Graphics and Images in Microsoft Word

Use images in documents to enhance its appearance and highlight information.

Insert & position graphics

Resize, group & rotate graphics

Position & anchor graphics

Wrap text around graphics

Microsoft Word   Mail Merge

Create a set of documents that are essentially the same, but where each document contains unique elements.

We will be using data that is stored via:

  • A Word Table
  • An Excel Spreadsheet
Microsoft Word Word Templates and Forms

How to save a template

Add content controls to help create a form

Protect a document for distribution

Microsoft Word Revise Documents With Track Changes

Provide a functional understanding of track changes in Word

Work on a document with multiple reviewers

Accept and Reject Change



Application Title Description
Microsoft Excel Conditional Formatting in Spreadsheets

Highlight the key data in a spreadsheet using Conditional Formatting 

Highlight information in a spreadsheet based on its value

Create a conditional format

Manage and apply conditional formatting rules

Change a conditional formatting rule

Microsoft Excel Excel Macros 

Create Macros

Run Macros

Make Minor Changes to Macros using the Visual Basic Editor

Save a Macro to your Personal Macro Workbook

Assign a button to your Macro

Add a Macro to a Custom Group

Microsoft Excel Basic Formulas and Function

Use the different maths operators

Explain the hierarchy of operations

Build simple and complex formula

Use absolute and relative referencing

Use autofill

Use the insert function command and build function arguments 

Microsoft Excel Using Microsoft Excel as a Database

Data forms for entering information 

Sorting & Filtering

Queries using 'Advanced Filtering'

Microsoft Excel  Using Pivot Tables 

Make the most of your data by manipulating it to easily show patterns and trends

Report and summarise data using a pivot table

Filter and group selected data on a pivot table

Create Pivot Charts


Application Title Description
G Suite (Google Apps for Education)

Google Sheets

Most short sessions are 1-1.5 hours, this is likely to be a 3 hour session 

Use spreadsheets in the cloud, aimed at existing users of Excel (beginner to intermediate level), transfer skills, functionality and get familiar with sheets features

Creating spreadsheets - naming, copying, moving and importing

Editing spreadsheets - inserting columns and rows, autofill, working with multiple sheets

Viewing and printing sheets, freeze pains and view menu

Formatting -  format data, conditional formatting

Using data - quick sum, charts, filters, pivot tables

Collaboration - sharing, revision history, commenting

G Suite (Google Apps for Education) Google Calendar Appointment Slots 

Learn how appointment slots can be utilised

Learn to create appointment slots in your calendar

See how a user can book an appointment slot

Getting started with Adobe Acrobat DC Getting started with Acrobat

Customising the Adobe Acrobat DC interface

Making basic edits to PDF content and working with text

Combining and rearranging PDFs




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