SDWG Snacks – June 2022

This is our regular menu of “snacks” that you can take a bite of when you need some inspiration, either for your well-being, development or to improve your digital skills.  Please let us know if you have something you want to share, either wellbeing, work or home-related.


Plastic free July: Find out how to join a global movement involving millions seeking to reduce plastic pollution and help bring cleaner streets, waterways, and communities.  There are 31 days of plastic-free choices for you to dip into.

Personal and Professional Development

We have several sessions open for booking in the latest installment of the popular summer blockbuster – The Summer Training Programme!  Find the full listings on  Libcal.  There’s a playful theme to some of our sessions as Stephen Penton will be hosting Copyright the Card game on Thursday 7th July before colleagues from LEaD run a Games Jam on Tuesday 19th July.

Develop@City: On Thursday 14th July, City’s Organisational Development showpiece event returns to campus for the first time since 2019.  Make sure you register and sign up for sessions in the busy programme, which includes massages!

Be a buddy?

We’ve been doing a lot of recruitment recently in Library Services.  So it’s quite a timely point to remind colleagues, old and new, that we have a library buddying scheme – to help support colleagues joining the library team, or moving into a new role.   If you’re interested in helping to be a buddy and support a new colleague, helping them get familiar with the weird and wonderful ways of City and its surroundings, please let us know by email –

Digital Skills – Excel for beginners

Here are some starter from LinkedIn Learning tips to get familiar with Excel from a beginner’s perspective.  It’s a good starting point with advice on formatting, functions, formulas and basic PivotTables.




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