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Meeting Details

Meeting DayWednesday
Time2.00 - 3.00
FrequencyWeekly
LocationBeck Community Centre

What we do

Our aim is to encourage members to discover the potential of a personal device be it a laptop, tablet or smartphone and to use it with confidence.

We do not offer taught courses but, whenever possible, provide one to one support for finding your way around your device. Between us we can hopefully cover most areas. Members work at their own pace on whatever interests them. We have a team of tutors who are on hand to help. New tutors would be particularly welcome.

picture of computer group at work

Favourite activities include: searching the internet, sending emails, building an address book and playing around with your photos.

Our meeting room has a high speed wireless internet connection.

Members range from complete beginners to more experienced users wanting to learn something new or brush up their skills. We ask that you register your interest at the Open Day in September and we place your name on a waiting list. We very much like to offer one to one help so we will contact you as soon as we can address your needs. These days many of our pupils only need to come for a few weeks.

Classes are held at the Beck Centre at Heron Hill each Wednesday afternoon from late September to the end of March. There is a charge of £1 per session.

Reports

March 2017

No meetings in the summer.

The computer group had its last meeting on the 29th March 2017.

Since Christmas attendance had been very disappointing but it did mean that we cleared our waiting list and had many satisfied customers.

As people have other commitments in the spring and summer and cannot attend on a weekly basis, we shall have a long summer recess and start again in September.

A big thank you to all the tutors who gave their time and also to the pupils who came every week and let us know when they could not come.

If, during the summer, you are stuck at all our tutors are willing to offer assistance or advice. Please contact Fieke or Susan who will try and find someone to help you.

Come the Autumn we will have considered whether we need to alter the way in which the group operates but any changes will be sorted in good time for us to restart at the end of September so watch this space!

November 2016

We wish Fieke a speedy recovery following her knee operation and we look forward to having her back with us as soon as possible.

The nature of this group has very much changed over time. We are not experts but we hope we can help members make the most of their laptop, iPad, tablet or smartphone. We still like to work one to one whenever possible which is why we have a waiting list. Attendance in the autumn was a bit hit-and-miss but we hope to be able to offer everyone who has applied some help this term.

August 2016

Our aim is to encourage members to discover the potential of a personal device be it a laptop, tablet or smartphone and to use it with confidence.

We do not offer taught courses but, whenever possible, provide one to one support so you can work at your own pace on whatever interests you.

Our thanks go to Lance Goodman and Adrian Law for all the work they did as tutors. As they have decided to call it a day we would welcome anyone who feels they could offer support as a tutor. You don’t have to be an expert, just to have some level of expertise which you are willing to share in searching the internet, with email or in working with photos.

The Beck Centre is equipped with a high speed internet connection. Members range from complete beginners to more experienced users wanting to brush up their skills.

If you would like to join us please sign up on the Open Day in September or contact one of the co-ordinators direct. Depending on the number of tutors available we might well have to put you on a waiting list but these days many of our pupils only need to come for a few weeks before they have the confidence to go it alone.

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