Are you looking to improve your IT skills, regardless of what course you do? The Lynda Learning hub is provided by the University of Southampton to help you do just that for free! Not only is it a great way to improve your own technical skills, but is a great resource if you’re stuck on a piece of coursework, or if you want to stand out from the crowd on your CV or at an internship/job. Plus it’s really easy. All you have to do is login with your University username and password at http://go.soton.ac.uk/lynda

Lynda.com hosts an astounding number of videos that vary greatly in length and detail, developing everything from your skills on Microsoft Word to your understanding of Facebook privacy settings to your skills in digital marketing.

There’s a huge library that you can browse through and find what you’re interested in. Audio & Music, Business, CAD, and photography are available alongside many more topics. The videos are professionally produced and are easy to follow with tutorials, exercise files, and a space for you to take notes. Whilst some videos last an hour or more, there are 10 minute tips available if you’re short on time, or are looking for some guilt-free procrastinating!

Southampton student: “I used Lynda to improve my excel skills for an internship; when my employer saw all the tricks I learnt; they were impressed!”

The videos are available anytime for students studying at the University of Southampton. Lynda.com currently offers:

  • Over 3,100 courses
  • Over 10,000 hours of content
  • Courses on 700 pieces of software and a wide number of business skills
  • New courses are added every week
  • Free whilst you’re a Southampton student

The top course at Southampton this week was Excel 2010 Essential Training so give it a go and see what you think ? http://www.lynda.com/Excel-tutorials/Excel-2010-Essential-Training/61219-2.html?org=southampton.ac.uk

Lynda.com has already been incredibly popular with the most prolific user at the University havingwatched 384 hours of content so far (only 9,616 more hours of content to go!)

Take 10 minutes out of your day and see how Lynda.com can benefit you! Sign in with your University username and password at http://go.soton.ac.uk/lynda

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