Computing


Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday each month
10.30 – 12.30
BoA Town Club
Adrian Hull
01225 867074

U3A Computing – Adrian Hull

We are a small, very friendly group (5 to 8 people on average) meeting on Tuesday mornings to improve people’s Windows laptop skills. The focus is on helping members to enjoy using their PCs. We never get bogged down in technical detail and usually have a bit of a laugh as well, meandering around various topics in the time allotted. If you are interested and would like to hear more or ask some questions, please contact Adrian via adrian.f.hull@btinternet.com.
Why? To help you to get more from your Windows PC or laptop by understanding what it can do and how you can best use it.
Where? 29 Market Street, BoA – in the Bradford on Avon Club Function Room.
How much? There will be an up-front charge of £10 per person per ‘term’ to cover the room hire for all five sessions, plus £1 for tea/coffee if required; any excess money raised goes to charity.
When? 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the months. I usually break over major Public Holidays and the Summer.
What? The group focuses upon what people want to do with their laptops but just need some guidance/encouragement. It helps if you have a laptop and bring it along to the sessions. I can’t offer one-to-one tuition for absolute beginners at these sessions, but if you feel that describes you, let me know – I may know someone who can help. The format of the sessions is driven by topics selected by the group members themselves, sometimes followed by a topic which I think will interest everybody. My expertise is in Windows 7/10 and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). I cannot cover Apple Macs, iPads or Twitter! We usually have a tea break half-way through to let our brains cool down and have a natter on lighter matters!
Topics covered in previous sessions (there’s always scope for re-visiting these) have included:
* Email – sending and receiving; including attachments (e.g. photos; documents);
* Searching the web and accessing information;
* How to protect yourself from viruses and other nasty things Out There;
* Compiling photographs within a Word document (for printing);
* The importance of keeping copies of everything you want and how to do it;
* Skype (for family communications);
* Organising the material on your computer’s hard drive;
* Entertainment on your PC – e.g. reading e-books, movies, music, viewing art online, recipes online etc.;
* Updates and downloads – which you should say ‘yes’ to;
* Passwords, other useful tips and ‘good practice’ habits;
* Deleting files and programs safely from your computer;
* And more – in fact, whatever you want!
Adrian Hull. e – adrian.f.hull@btinternet.com t – 01225 867074 m – 07716 424453
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Version 8; dated 30 January 2018.

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