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Transkills: supporting transition to University


Development opportunities within the Tripos system

Your computer skills should be used often during the course of your studies, including:

  • word-processing - build up your typing speed and accuracy and learn to use text formatting features;
  • data analysis - develop your knowledge of spreadsheet and data packages such as Excel;
  • presentation software - formal presentations may be part of your coursework and may involve using software such as PowerPoint;
  • the Internet - web-based research is now an essential skill in almost every field and most departments post supplementary teaching material online;
  • email - there are conventions that you should be aware of for using email for academic or professional purposes.

Extra-curricular development opportunities

These include participating in:

  • committees or societies (particularly as webmaster or treasurer);
  • student newspapers.