Update Your Student Handbook in Word

Course Description


Course Overview

This course is for staff who need to update an existing student handbook for the current year.

You will need an original copy of your 2018/19 Student Handbook in Word. If you are unsure, you can send this to the tutor to ascertain if it was produced using the correct template.

If you want to create a new Student Handbook you should contact Quality to check if you need to use the template and then book a Guided IT Learning Session.

“It looks professional and is really easy to use. I'm so pleased that this has been done as it's given an official format to a document which is created by most departments."


Monday, 5 August 2019 (1.30pm – 4.00pm)

Wednesday, 7 August 2019 (1.30pm – 4.00pm)

Friday, 9 August 2019 (10.00am – 12.30pm)

Wednesday, 14 August 2019 (10.00am – 12.30pm)

Thursday, 15 August 2019 (1.30pm – 4.00pm)

Wednesday, 21 August 2019 (10.00am – 12.30pm)

Thursday, 29 August 2019 (1.30pm – 4.00pm)

What can I expect to cover?

You will learn how to copy your content from other documents into the template consistently, how to use template styles to quickly format your document and how to update the standard text entries provided by the Quality Office using AutoText.

You will see how to update the automatic table of contents and navigate easily through your document.

What will I get out of this course?

On completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Know why it is important to paste content as plain text
  • Use styles and shortcuts to format headings, bullets and text consistently
  • Update the standard content using AutoText
  • Update your header, footer and Table of Contents
Who is it for?

Staff who are responsible for producing or editing existing student handbooks.

Participant preparation needed?

Log off or shut down your PC before you attend the training, to ensure that the template is stored correctly.

Have a copy of your previous or current student handbook available in Word as there will be an opportunity to practice using your own document.

Additional Information

This course is only available to staff who produce or edit student handbooks.  All other staff can attend the course Manage Long Documents in Word - Part 1 - Essentials.

What prior experience do I need?

You should be familiar with using Word to format text and paragraphs. If you do not have this experience please book onto a Guided IT Learning Session before attending this course.

Formal assessment



Hazel Guyler (IT Services)

Delegate places

Maximum 11 delegates
Minimum 5 delegates

How to make
your reservation

Please complete the appropriate On-line Booking Form submitting Organisational Development.  Booking Conditions apply.

Registration closes 48 hours prior to the event.


About the workshop content:
Contact Hazel Guyler (IT Services) email: hmg6@le.ac.uk tel: (0116) 229-7959.

About the workshop arrangements:
Contact Organisational Development email: orgdev@le.ac.uk / tel: (0116) 252 5680 / 252-5118 / 223-1257.

For Office Use Only

Course Code: SDCCT088

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To make a request to attend a training and development workshop, please complete a Booking Form.  Please note Booking Conditions apply. 

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Organisational Development,
Division of Human Resources,
University of Leicester,
Room 004, ground floor, Astley Clarke Building,
University Road, Leicester, LE1 7RH






0116 252 5021