Introductory Sessions

IS997 IT ESSENTIALS - What You Need To Know

All new students are expected to complete this session, as it covered the issues and areas that are specific to Royal Holloway, and so essential for effective use of the College IT facilities. You will learn:

  • Where you can access PCs on Campus
  • Where to save your work securely, and how to avoid losing it
  • How to access your College e-mail and other resources both on and off Campus
  • Where you can print and the options available
  • Where to get IT related help and advice
You can complete this either as a tutor-led session or online at Online Session

All Departments included this tutor-led option as part of their Induction Programme, and so you need only book for the session below if you miss your Departmentally arranged session and do not wish to complete the online version.

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Managing Notes Sessions

IS962 An Introduction to using OneNote 2013

If you need to keep a variety of notes about the meetings, conferences etc. that you run and/or attend you will probably find that OneNote can help you with managing these.
This session introduces how you can use OneNote, and includes:

  • How to find your way around OneNote
  • Working with OneNote’s Sections and Pages
  • How to enter and modify content onto OneNote’s pages, including adding webpages, Word documents, and PowerPoint presentations
  • How you can work between OneNote and Outlook
  • How to locate particular notes using the Search and Tags facilities
In addition to the following tutor-led sessions a Self-Study pack is also available.
To access this visit the Self-Study Pack page, or for further details contact the IT Training Office (room 102 upstairs in the Computer Centre, 01784 41 4025, Chris Horton)

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Wordprocessing Sessions

IS164 Further Word 2013 Techniques for Projects & Dissertations

Enhance your dissertations and projects using some of Word’s more advanced features. This session covers such areas as:

  • Using Section Breaks effectively
  • Inserting landscape pages in a portrait document
  • Creating an automatic Table of Contents
  • Inserting a Cover Page
  • Adding Repeating Heading Rows to tables
In addition to the following tutor-led sessions a Self-Study pack is also available.
To access this visit the Self-Study Pack page, or for further details contact the IT Training Office (room 102 upstairs in the Computer Centre, 01784 41 4025, Chris Horton)

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IS165 Managing Large Documents using Word 2013

If you are producing a larger multi-chapter document, e.g. dissertation or PhD theses, this session will show you haw you can use Words Master and Subdocument facility to pull the separate chapters into one document. The session includes how to:

  • Create a Master and Subdocument structure
  • Work with Words Master and Subdocument facility
  • Insert a Table of Contents and Table of Figures into a Master document
  • Use Headers & Footers effectively in each subdocument
In addition to the following tutor-led session a Self-Study pack is also available.
To access this visit the Self-Study Pack page, or for further details contact the IT Training Office (room 102 upstairs in the Computer Centre, 01784 41 4025, Chris Horton)

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IS166 Before You Start: Tips and Tricks for Using MS Word to Produce Your Thesis

This session is designed to help prepare new PhD students by considering a number of highly relevant Word topics.

These include:

  • The importance of creating and using a ‘base document’ for all your chapters
  • Using Word’s Master/Subdocument facility
  • How to produce automatic Table of Contents and Table of Figures
  • Tips on dealing with bulleted list alignment problems, copying from a range of sources, and protecting your work
It is strongly recommended that all new PhD students attend this session as soon after starting as possible.

For details of when this session is running, and to make a booking, please go to Moodle (note the text No sessions currently available below should be ignored).

If you are currently producing their thesis you are recommended to complete the IS165 Managing Large Documents using Word 2013 session.

For further details of either session please contact the IT Training Office (room 102 upstairs in the Computer Centre, 01784 41 4025, Chris Horton)

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Spreadsheet Sessions

IS361 Working with Spreadsheets using Excel 2013

Learn to use the most important features of Excel such as simple formulas and formatting tools in order to produce effective Excel worksheets. Topics covered include:

  • Using the Fill Handle efficiently
  • Making use of functions
  • Using a range of formatting features
  • Creating and using centralised variables
  • Using relative and absolute referencing
In addition to the following tutor-led sessions a Self-Study pack is also available.
To access this visit the Self-Study Pack page, or for further details contact the IT Training Office (room 102 upstairs in the Computer Centre, 01784 41 4025, Chris Horton)

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IS363 Presenting Data Graphically using Excel 2013

Following on from IS361, this session concentrates on the graphical presentation of data contained in a spreadsheet. In this session you learn how to:

  • Create and edit a range of charts
  • Apply regression lines and error bars
  • Format charts to suit your needs
  • Merge two similar charts together
  • Modify the data series where necessary
Prerequisite: IS361 Working with Spreadsheets using Excel session or similar experience

In addition to the following tutor-led sessions a Self-Study pack is also available.
To access this visit the Self-Study Pack page, or for further details contact the IT Training Office (room 102 upstairs in the Computer Centre, 01784 41 4025, Chris Horton)

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IS367 Further Features of Excel 2013

This session will extend your working knowledge of Excel by introducing some of its more advanced techniques, including:

  • Using Filters to locate the information you need
  • Applying Conditional Formatting Rules
  • Using the Scenario feature
  • Using Watch Windows
  • How to print larger spreadsheets
Prerequisite: IS361 Working with Spreadsheets using Excel session or similar experience

In addition to the following tutor-led sessions a Self-Study pack is also available.
To access this visit the Self-Study Pack page, or for further details contact the IT Training Office (room 102 upstairs in the Computer Centre, 01784 41 4025, Chris Horton)

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IS368 Introduction to Excels Pivot Tables

Pivot tables offer you the ability to summarise your data in a variety of different ways, all without having to create a single formula! In this session you will learn how to:

  • Create Pivot Tables to handle a range of data
  • Add and remove data headings from a Pivot Table
  • Rearrange a Pivot Table so that its display suits your needs
Prerequisite: IS361 Working with Spreadsheets session or similar experience

In addition to the following tutor-led session a Self-Study pack is also available.
To access this visit the Self-Study Pack page, or for further details contact the IT Training Office (room 102 upstairs in the Computer Centre, 01784 41 4025, Chris Horton)

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Presentation Sessions

IS763 Producing Effective PowerPoint 2013 Presentations

This session covers key PowerPoint techniques to help you produce presentations that engage with your audience, and includes how to:

  • Create presentations using a range of slides
  • Insert Charts and Images onto your slides
  • Easily modify the background etc. of all slides using the slide Masters
  • Animate your slide’s content using a range of Animation techniques
  • Affect how your slides appear on screen using Transitions
  • Insert sound and video clips
  • Apply SmartArt to your slides


In addition to the following tutor-led sessions a Self-Study pack is also available.
To access this visit the Self-Study Pack page, or for further details contact the IT Training Office (room 102 upstairs in the Computer Centre, 01784 41 4025, Chris Horton)

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Database Sessions

IS461 Intro. to Access 2013: Creating a Simple Relational Database

This introductory Access session will help you understand the concept of a relational database, and all the terminology that goes with it! Using Microsoft Access you will also create a relational database and therefore learn how to:

  • Create Tables with Fields to store your data as Records
  • Enter and edit data in a Table
  • Create Relationships between Tables
  • Ask questions about the stored data by running basic Queries
In addition to the following tutor-led session a Self-Study pack is also available.
To access this visit the Self-Study Pack page, or for further details contact the IT Training Office (room 102 upstairs in the Computer Centre, 01784 41 4025, Chris Horton)

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IS462 Basic Forms, Queries & Reports in Access 2013

This session covers an introduction to Forms, Queries, and Reports in Access. You will learn how to:

  • Create professional–looking Forms using simple wizards
  • Modify Forms to suit your needs
  • Create a range of Queries to ask specific questions of your data
  • Create and save a Report based on a Table
  • Change the arrangement of data fields and headings within the Report layout
Prerequisite: IS461 Introduction to Access or similar experience

In addition to the following tutor-led session a Self-Study pack is also available.
To access this visit the Self-Study Pack page, or for further details contact the IT Training Office (room 102 upstairs in the Computer Centre, 01784 41 4025, Chris Horton)

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Webpage Creation Sessions

IS622 An Introduction to Dreamweaver 8

In this session you will learn how to use Dreamweaver 8 to create an attractive accessible personal web page. Topics covered include:

  • Basic Dreamweaver usage
  • Creating tables and links
  • Inserting images
  • Influencing the pages appearance using Cascade Style Sheet rules
In addition to the following tutor-led sessions a Self-Study pack is also available.
To access this visit the Self-Study Pack page, or for further details contact the IT Training Office (room 102 upstairs in the Computer Centre, 01784 41 4025, Chris Horton)

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IS623 Further Features of Dreamweaver 8

This session will extend the skills you learned in IS622 by examining such areas as:

  • Creating Anchors to insert links within your web page
  • Editing Cascading Style Sheet rules
  • Working with classes
Prerequisite: IS622 An Introduction to Dreamweaver or similar experience

In addition to the following tutor-led sessions a Self-Study pack is also available.
To access this visit the Self-Study Pack page, or for further details contact the IT Training Office (room 102 upstairs in the Computer Centre, 01784 41 4025, Chris Horton)

No sessions currently available
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