Microsoft Excel is a spreadsheet program that allows you to enter data for use in calculations, making charts and data analysis. It enables you to record, sort and manage data in an arranged form of rows, columns and sheets. Excel is a useful tool for visualising numerical data and performing financial calculations, and so is a useful tool for both work and managing your personal finances.

What Is Excel?

How to access

Microsoft Excel is part of the Office 365 package, which all students and staff can download for free. This will give you the latest version of Microsoft Excel.

LinkedIn Learning course

The following LinkedIn Learning course will show you how to efficiently manage and analyse data using Excel. You will learn how to enter and organise data, perform calculations with simple functions, and format the appearance of rows, columns, cells, and data. Other lessons cover how to work with multiple worksheets, build charts and PivotTables, sort and filter data, and use the printing capabilities of Excel.

For those who find themselves already familiar with Excel, you can check out this Linkedin Learning course full of quick tips and hints on features you may not know about.

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