About - Being Digital

Skills finder

Being digital is a collection of short, easy-to-follow activities on finding, using and creating information online, brought to you by Library Services. Working through these interactive learning materials should enable you to become a confident and critical user of digital tools and resources for study, work and everyday life.

This set of skills is known as digital literacy. Developing these skills will give you the confidence to work successfully and safely online. Digital literacy is also an essential part of employability.

Activities cover areas such as:

  • Presenting yourself to best advantage online and managing your digital identity
  • Making the most of online networks
  • Knowing what to trust online
  • Using Wikipedia
  • Evaluating and using online tools
  • Searching effectively

Each chunk of learning should take no more than 10 minutes to complete, making it easy to fit Being digital activities into your schedule.

New activities are being added regularly. We also welcome your suggestions for what else we should include via the Feedback form.

If you wish to link to any material on the site, you can do so by copying and pasting the URL of the activity. Please let us know, so we can keep you informed of any changes.


Information about the accessibility of the Being digital website and activities can be found in the Being Digital Accessibility Statement.