All you need to boost your digital skills

Welcome to the Coventry Student Digital Kitbag đź‘‹

Digital skills are essential to work and everyday life more than ever. According to a report commissioned by the UK Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport in 2019:

Digital skills are near-universal requirements

Digital skills carry a wage differential

Digital skills are in demand everywhere

Specific digital skills may help workers avoid the risk of automation

Specific digital skills promote career progression

No Longer Optional: Employer Demand for Digital Skills (link opens PDF file on new tab)

Check out the following link to read more on why digital skills matter, not just for employability but also learning and civic engagement in global and hyper-connected societies.

The Digital Student Kitbag contains everything you need to know from day one, as well as additional tips and resources to take you well beyond the basics. It includes useful information about tools and resources, along with learning activities (i.e. tasks) to help you develop key skills and the right mindset to make the most of your studies.

You can work through it at your own pace, building up & expanding your skills. We suggest spending a bit of time on this each week, perhaps covering 2 things a week.

We recommend going through the items in order, but you can start anywhere you like and do as many as you wish as most of them are self-contained.

Enjoy your journey!