Various Digital Skills branded merchandise including pencils, pens, fans and notepads.

ALD Digital Skills competition

Digital Skills competition for Ada Lovelace Day – win a goody bag!

To celebrate Ada Lovelace Day and promote our new course programme, the Digital Skills Team are running a competition to win a bag of branded goodies, including a pen, ruler, fan, water bottle and notebook.

To enter the competition, simply spell out ADA LOVELACE by finding 11 Digital Skills courses that start with each letter. Staff can search the People & Money Learning App for Digital Skills courses, and students can search Event Booking. Each letter should be represented by a different course (no duplicates!). If we don’t have a course starting with one of the letters, you can use a course with a word in the title starting with that letter.

Here is an example of what we are looking for, using ‘Digital Skills’ instead of ‘Ada Lovelace’.

  • D – Developing your digital skills
  • I – Introduction to Audacity
  • G – Getting started with Microsoft Teams
  • I – Information Security: Phish and tips
  • T – Teaching with Wikipedia: a practical ‘how to’ workshop
  • A – Adobe Creative Cloud Express: Introduction
  • L – Library Bitesize: Check your source
  • S – Study resources for literature reviews
  • K – Digital Research Pecha Kucha
  • I – Introduction to data science
  • L – Information Security: The evolving threat landscape
  • L – Introduction to LinkedIn Learning
  • S – Subtitling for media creators

To enter the competition, email your answer to the Digital Skills Team at is.skills@ed.ac.uk by the end of Friday 14th October 2022 – the first 5 correct answers picked at random will each get a goody bag. We will notify winners by email before 28th October. Please note that winners will need to collect their prize from Argyle House.


Blog post by Catherine Koppe (Senior Digital Skills Trainer) and Tracy Steinberg (Data and IT Skills L&D Professional)

Digital Skills and Training / Learning, Teaching and Web Services / Information Services Group

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