Boost your employability by upgrading your IT

Boost your employability by upgrading your IT

Computer literacy is now often considered an essential skill – it is consistently rated as one of the top skills employers look for in their employees.

The world has turned to digital. That’s why at CU London (Greenwich) we can provide many opportunities to boost your IT skills, even if you don’t know your Bing from your bytes. It could end up setting you on a new path in life.

Upgrade your memory

We know online learning is a new experience for many, particularly mature students.
New students at CU London get a technology induction at the start of their course. This covers how to use Aula (our virtual learning environment), SOLAR (our student online records platform), and Wayfinder (your online hub for navigating our services).

Our library team is equipped with an IT Academic Skills Tutor for your support. You can also book online learning time with specialist staff across all of our campuses. You may be surprised with how quickly it all comes to you.

Download your digital skills

Once you enrol and have access to your student portal, you will unlock your Student Digital Kitbag.

This is an online set of tools, resources and learning activities to help you master essential digital skills that employers look for. Some examples include:

  • Planning your work with Outlook
  • Protecting yourself online
  • Collaborating on Microsoft Teams
  • Doing emails the right way
  • Storing, managing and syncing files with OneDrive

Don’t have your own setup?

Don’t worry. Our Library & Learning Services provide students with computer access, printers, loanable laptops and information sessions to help you find what you need.

Power on your basics

Learning the fundamentals has never been easier.

Computer Basics workshops are widely accessible, short and usually free. Depending on your experience, they could teach you how to turn on and navigate a computer, how to type documents, how to use the internet and how to use email safely.

For a local example, Greenwich Learning offers a free Computer Basics Weekend Workshop as part of its community learning.

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