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The Understanding Computers Club is set up to offer tuition in a friendly atmosphere.

It is suitable for complete beginners, or for those with some knowledge who want to boost their confidence.

The Club offers:

  • A short course of affordable sessions with your own individual tutor
  • You can work at your own pace
  • You do not need to own a computer to attend, but you are welcome to bring your own laptop, iPad or other tablet to any session
  • Up to five students at one time
  • A place to meet like-minded students
  • Classes are held in Spencers Wood Pavilion most Tuesdays at 10am and 11am
  • There is an Internet Café a short distance away where you can practice your skills over a relaxing coffee, or similar. The café has an up to date computer which you are welcome to use.

Typical course topics:

  • Getting started with a new computer
  • Letter writing
  • Using email
  • Using the internet
  • Saving, storing and finding information or photographs
  • Using Skype over the internet to talk to distant relatives and friends – for free
  • Downloading music and videos

Joining the understanding computers club

Before you join the Club, there are a few points we’d like you to note:

  • There is no joining fee, but a donation of £3 is requested for each session, to cover running expenses
  • Each session will be 45 minutes long, with a 15 minute wrap up at the end
  • At the start of each session your tutor will check with you what you hope to achieve during the session and, at the end, will note down what you would like to learn next time
  • Periodically we’ll ask you for your opinion of the course
  • All the computer tutors and support staff are volunteers

To join the Club, call Kerry on 0118 988 2250, Ian on 0118 988 2459 or the office on 0118 988 3400

  • Please mention the Computer Club, and leave your name and phone number
  • After you make contact, the course coordinator will call you back to discuss what you would like to learn
  • We’ll then send you a registration form in the post
  • When you send it back, you’ll be given a starting date