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Meeting Details

Meeting DayWednesday
Time2.00 - 3.00
LocationBeck Community Centre
Co-ordinator(s)Susan Heyes & Fieke Harteveld

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.


May 2018

No meetings in the summer.

The computer group had its last meeting on the 21st March 2018. Since September 2017 we have been offering weekly drop in sessions which seems to have worked well even when we are never too sure how many to expect.

We shall now have a long summer break and start again in September. In the meantime, should you need any help or advice please contact Susan or Fieke who will try and find someone to assist you.

A big thank you to all the tutors who gave their time especially when they were not always needed at a session due to the low number attending.

November 2017

Next Meetings: 10th January to 21st March 2018.

The group is continuing to meet although our numbers are down. However, this means that should any U3A member require help they are welcome to drop in and see us. We are not experts but hopefully one of us will be able to offer advice as to how you can make the most of your tablet, laptop or smartphone. If nothing else, we hope to give you the confidence to get to grips with the technology behind your devices.

July 2017

27th September to 6th December (Dates to be confirmed in September)

The future of our group is a little uncertain and will depend on the response we get at the Open Morning.

We never meet in the summer but poor attendance in the spring meant that we did not cover the cost of hiring the hall.

If you are at all interested in joining (or even re-joining) this group, please contact Susan or Fieke to discuss how the group can best help you. We always try to offer individual help according to need, be it with a laptop, tablet or smart phone – and sometimes by connecting all three!

Alternatively, you might just want to avail yourself of the high speed broadband on offer and use the session to give your device your undivided attention. Just let us know how best we

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!

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