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Business student wins £100 of Amazon vouchers in our digital literacy survey

1 February 2013

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Our recent JISC DigitISE survey asked students about their digital literacy skills as they apply to employability – 87.6% of respondents said "I love using digital technology".

Harrinder Nagra is the lucky Business Studies student who has won £100 of Amazon vouchers as part of this recent survey.

Harrinder says, “ As a business studies student I am well aware of the power of digital skills for my future career. From Microsoft Excel for the balance sheet to an appealing LinkedIn profile for online job seeking, it’s important that I keep on top of these skills.”

Survey responses have also revealed:

  • 81.5% of participants consider themselves digital literate
  • academic staff were considered digitally literate by 64.9% and support staff got a similar rating by 69.2% of respondents
  • 92.3% of students consider it important for students to develop digital skills
  • 55.9% agreed with the statement "The University has the responsibility to equip me with the digital literacy skills I need"

Upcoming seminars and workshops on digital skills and employability

On March 21, the University will host a day-long series of seminars and workshops on the topic of digital skills and employability – look out for more news on this soon.

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We offer highly attractive practice-based courses that are independently rated as excellent, many with international recognition. Our distinguished 180-year history has meant we lead the way in many areas of research, particularly politics, media, art and design, architecture and biomedical sciences, and our position in the city of London allows us to continue to build on our close connections with leading figures and organisations in these areas as well as in the worlds of business, information technology, politics and law.

Our commitment to educating graduates for the needs of professional life attracts high quality students from within the UK and around the globe.

Internationalisation, employability and sustainability are key elements in the University of Westminster’s vision for the future and we strive to ensure the very highest standards are met and maintained.

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