Toolkit is your digital companion for the University of Aberdeen. Learn new digital skills, understand University software, discover useful apps and explore University services. Our resources are for everyone – whether you’re a fresher or fourth year undergraduate, or a taught or research postgraduate.

Accessible anywhere, any time, and on any device, Toolkit’s simple user interface makes it easy for you to find what you’re looking for. So now you can get the help you need, when you need it!

MS Office drop-in sessions

Worried about Word? Exasperated with Excel?
Perplexed by PowerPoint?

If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, why not come along to one of our free MS Office drop-in sessions.

Drop-in and use our self-study materials to improve your MS Office skills in a supported environment. Our expert tutors will be on hand to answer your questions and to help out. 

Sessions are hosted by IT Services Training and Documentation Team throughout the year.


Created especially for you!

A series of workbooks focusing on the core IT skills you will be likely to use during your time at the University of Aberdeen.

Note: These training materials are licensed to the University of Aberdeen. Consequently, access is restricted to University of Aberdeen users only and you will be prompted to login using your normal computer username and password.


General computer use and email

Computing @ Aberdeen
The computing facilities at Aberdeen University
» Download workbook [PDF 737KB]

File management and backups
Learn about managing files and backing up
» Download workbook [PDF 634KB]
Student Email

Student Email (OWA)
Learn about using Student email, Outlook Web Access (OWA), on and off campus
» Download workbook [PDF 1.5MB]


Microsoft Office 2016


Learn to use MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access.

» Visit our IT Training pages to download workbooks and associated course files.

Online Learning

Register for free online training!

The Percipio e-learning system offers staff and students FREE access to web-based training courses covering Microsoft Office, Outlook and Lync, and Adobe Acrobat, Photoshop and more!

Work in your own time and at a pace that suits you. All you need is an internet connection. There is even a dedicated Percipio App!

You’ll need to register with us first. Find out more about Percipio on our IT Training pages.

Video Tutorials

Visit Toolkit to watch and learn!

PowerPoint for Posters

Learn how to use PowerPoint as an effective tool for creating large posters e.g. A0, A1, A2, etc. Very useful for presenting your research data.

Working with Long Documents

Writing a dissertation or thesis? Make sure you avoid last minute panics by planning ahead and setting up your MS Word document properly from the outset. Our short videos show you how.