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IT Skills and Digital Literacy

Supporting study and enhancing employability

How can Albert Expert help you?

Albert Expert can help you to:

  • Get an overview of how good your IT skills are already.
  • Look in detail at a specific MS Office programme, and see where you could improve.
  • Get feedback on your Word documents, by submitting them to Albert Expert.

The Skills Catalogue will help you find resources on specific skills quickly.

More information on Albert Expert is also available.

What's New?

  • National Student Survey now live!

    Final year students are strongly encouraged to complete this year's survey. Follow the hyperlink from your personal email to take part, or find out more information on the NSS website Opens in a new window..
  • Do IT Better: Tip of the Day (ish)

    Follow us on Twitter @FMS_IT_Skills #doITtip for a daily(ish) IT tip.
  • Writing a thesis? Check this out!

    If you are writing a thesis, ensure your document is ready to combine by completing this checklist, with resources attached.
  • Get Microsoft Office Professional Plus for FREE!

    See the IT Service Info Page Opens in a new window. for more details about this deal.

Change IT Network

The Change IT Network is a student-centred group looking at a range of projects and issues surrounding digital literacy.

Learn more about the network and how to be involved.

Consultation table in foyer from Wed 21st Jan onwards. Views and involvement wanted on Bench workstations project.

IT Skills Tutorials

I'm here for IT Induction - I'm a new student.


Dissertation Deli - IT skills for projects and dissertations


Biomedical Sciences and related degrees.

Civil Engineering.



Marine Sciences and Technology.


Medicine (MBBS A100 and A101).



Postgraduate research (PhD) or other PG research qualifications in FMS, HASS and SAgE.

MRes Biomedical Sciences and related programmes.

MSc Civil Engineering and related degrees.

PG Clinical Psychology (PhD, IAPT, CBT).

MSc Evidence-based Practice in Communication Disorders.


MA History.

MSc Medical Sciences.

MSc Public Health.

MSc Psychology.

MSc Restorative/Clinical Dentistry.

IT Skills Resources

Skills Catalogue: lists all skills taught across all disciplines.

Use Albert Expert to audit your skills or receive feedback.

How To guides to techniques not covered by the IT tutorials.

Frequently Asked Questions and unusual IT problems answered.

Quick reference guides to Office and other software.

Videos demonstrating key skills.

Images - guide to resources.

Additional support

Getting started with Windows 7 and Office 2013.

Getting help, including cluster clinics.

Cluster availability during February/March:

Other IT software you may find useful including free/cheap licences.

General Information about the Faculty of Medical Sciences computing clusters.

Office 2003 and Office 2007/2010 archived materials.

Your feedback

Your opinions are very important to us and we act on your suggestions to improve your experience.

To find out how we act on your feedback, see 'You Said - We Did'.


Evaluation forms.

About us and our research.

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Newcastle University.
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