Why digital skills matters

Digital skills are near-universal requirements for employment, carry a wage differential and are in demand everywhere. Furthermore, specific digital skills can help workers in certain sectors avoid the risk of automation and also support career progression. These are the main conclusions of the No Longer Optional : Employer Demand for Digital Skills report, commissioned by the UK Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport in 2019.

In addition to enhancing your employability, digital skills may also improve the way you learn and help you save time and boost your productivity.

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.

Each item in the kitbag covers an important digital skill and many of them focus on specific tools available to you for free as a student of the Coventry University Group.

Digital skills is not just about ‘pushing buttons’, but about the ability to engage effectively, ethically and critically with digital technologies and information and media ecologies. It is about know-how, but also about adopting the right dispositions (e.g. eagerness to learn and engage on continuous development, problem-solver attitude).

Check out all the items!