Develop your skills over the 12 days of Christmas!

All staff and students at Aberystwyth University have free access to LinkedIn Learning, a third-party E-learning resource. Activate your account before 10 January 2022 and you will automatically be entered into a raffle where you will have the opportunity of winning one of two £25 gift vouchers. 

Take a look at the variety of courses and resources available in LinkedIn Learning. There’s something for everyone – you can learn how to master Excel or the piano, get tips on the most common interview questions and even train your brain for happiness!

We’ve listed 12 courses for you to explore over the 12 days of Christmas:

  1. The pursuit of happiness: how to train your brain for happiness. (Length: 54 minutes) 
  2. Learning Excel 2019 (Length: 1 hour 7 minutes) 
  3. GarageBand Essential Training: capture your musical vision (Length: 4 hours 4 minutes) 
  4. Expert tips for answering common interview questions (Length: 1 hour 14 minutes) 
  5. Drawing Foundations Fundamental  (Length: 2 hours 24 minutes)
  6. Being an effective team member (Length: 31 minutes) 
  7. Introduction to photography (Length: 1 hour 52 minutes) 
  8. Managing your personal finances (Length: 1 hour 4 minutes) 
  9. Designing a presentation (Length: 56 minutes) 
  10. Piano Lessons: Teach yourself to play (Length: 1 hour 54 minutes)
  11. Project management foundations: small projects (Length: 1 hours 29 minutes)
  12. Building self confidence (Length: 18 minutes)

We would also like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Free access to LinkedIn Learning

We are very pleased to announce that LinkedIn Learning, a third-party E-learning resource, is now available for free to all staff and students at Aberystwyth University.

What is LinkedIn Learning?

The online learning platform has an extensive digital library of expert-led courses and short videos, ranging from business courses to creative and technology-related content. This provides you with an opportunity to develop your professional skills, learn new software, and explore other areas as you plan for personal development, academic and career growth.

Getting started

Accessible 24/7 from your desktop or mobile device, visit LinkedIn Learning by logging in using your Aberystwyth University username and password. Login instructions can be found here.

Follow this video to learn how to get started with LinkedIn Learning.

Opportunity to win a £25 voucher

Activate your account before 10 January 2022 and you will automatically be entered into a raffle where you will have the opportunity of winning one of two £25 gift vouchers. 

Further information

If you experience any issues logging in to LinkedIn Learning, please contact Information Services (

For any other general queries about LinkedIn Learning, please contact the Digital Capabilities Officer ( You can also visit the LinkedIn Learning FAQ pages.

What are Digital Capabilities?

It’s possible that you’ve heard of digital capabilities already, or you may be more familiar with the associated term, digital skills. With the recent establishment of the Universities’ new Digital Capabilities Project, you’ll likely hear much more about digital capabilities over the coming months.

What are digital capabilities?

According to Jisc, digital capabilities equip individuals to live, learn and work in a digital society. As a result of the pandemic, the time that most of us spend online has increased significantly – through working, learning, teaching, and interacting with others online.

Watch this short video by the University of Derby to learn more about the importance of digital capabilities.

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Welcome to the new Digital Capabilities Blog!

Dr Sioned Llywelyn – Digital Capabilities Officer

The aim of this blog is to keep you up to date with the latest news, opportunities and developments from Aberystwyth University’s Digital Capabilities project which was established in August 2021. The Digital Capabilities project lies within Information Services and we offer an array of services to students and staff to help you assess, plan and develop your digital capabilities.

As part of the Digital Capabilities project, Dr Sioned Llywelyn was appointed as the new Digital Capabilities Officer and she will be working alongside staff and students to help them develop their digital capabilities. To get in touch with Sioned, please email

Keep an eye out for our next blog post where we will be introducing Jisc’s Digital Capabilities Framework, which we closely follow as part of this project. Please remember you can also subscribe to our blog!