IT training

Knowing how to use programmes like Google Suite, Word, and Excel efficiently can save a lot of time when studying, as well as being valuable transferable skills in the workplace. 

Scroll down for our recommended strategies and resources. 

IT essentials

The IT webpages have introductions to using all the main software and services you need at Brookes, such as Google Apps, the printing system and accessing the wifi.

IT training

If you’d like training in specific software or tools, such as Google Workspace (including Google Drive, Gmail, calendar) NVivo, or SPSS, see the IT training page for online guides and courses.

Digital capabilities

Do this short Moodle course created for Brookes students showing you how you can make the best use of digital tools for study, employment, and life, without being overwhelmed or compromised by them:


IT Training run training courses on this popular statistics package. There are also specially selected materials and videos to teach yourself.

Google it

Stuck with how to do something, like automatically create a contents page for your dissertation in Word? Try Googling your question and you will most likely find an answer and helpful instructional video online.

Further resources

If you’d like to find out more about various digital tools and apps, or read more about the current state of the digital world, see this resource and book list created by Brookes Library: