Outwood Computer Club

7:30 pm to 9:30 pm, Wednesday Evenings, in Outwood Memorial Hall
Victoria Street, Outwood, Wakefield WF1 2NE

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UK online centres - Partner news

1 November 2011

Welcome

Helen Milner

Get online week is finally here and I’m sure I’ve no need to tell you, it’s one of the busiest times of the year for UK online centres. I decided to start the week early and give an hour on Sunday, handing out leaflets in the city centre for the Go ON Sheffield events that are taking place this week.

There are over 50 events taking place throughout the city and we’ll tell you more about how the campaign went next week. You can also read my blog for updates from the team during the week.

We’re also really keen to know how your events are going so don’t forget to post pictures on our Facebook page or tweet about what you’re doing using the #ukol and #GiveanHour hash tags. Don’t forget you could win one of our first annual Get online week awards, you can read more about these below.

I’ve already seen first-hand how committed so many of you are to Get online week so I would just like to say thank you to everyone for all your hard work. This week is sure to be a great success and none of it could happen without you. I can’t wait to hear how you get on.

Best wishes

Helen Milner
Managing Director
UK online centres

Get online week is here

After all the hard work and preparation, Get online week is finally here! Many of you having been working really hard, planning fantastic Get online week events and with over 2000 events taking place around England, it’s shaping up to be our biggest campaign yet.

Don’t forget that if you’ve registered an event and you’re signed up for the Online basics grant, each completion you achieve through November and December will be worth 45 rather than the usual 35. This week is a great time to get new learners excited about the internet and then invite them back to try Online basics.

Don’t forget to encourage them to try ‘Splash and Grab – mouse skills’, where they can take a mouse tutorial and then practice their new skills. They can even skip straight to the game by pressing the ‘Ctrl’ and ‘G’ keys together once they’ve opened the ‘Splash and Grab’ window.

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Go ON Sheffield

Go ON Sheffield is a citywide event running during Get online week in our home city, aiming to get as many of Sheffield’s 90,000 offline residents online for the first time.

There are over 50 events happening at venues all around the city, from the Town Hall and local schools to pubs and bingo halls. Check out the Go ON Sheffield Facebook page to see what’s going on during the week.

As part of the campaign, Sheffield-based broadband provider Plusnet is offering free broadband to 50 residents of the city who aren’t currently online. If you know someone in Sheffield who could benefit from this you could give your hour helping them fill in the online application form here.

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Training grants

If you have staff or volunteers who you think could benefit from extra training, then we have training grants of up to 1,000 available to help you provide them with the skills they need to support learners.

The grants have already proved really popular so far so why not take a look at the list of courses we can help fund for your staff and volunteers. The training grant application and claim process is now all available online so why not find out more here?

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Give an hour

The Give an hour campaign has been recruiting thousands of Digital Champions all over the country, asking them to give the extra hour they gained when the clocks went back this weekend helping someone they know get online for the first time.

As part of Give an hour we’ve been working with partners including Race Online 2012, the BBC and the Post Office to recruit lots of Digital Champions to give their hour during Get online week. Make sure you get your hour counted by pledging here.

The mobile phone company Three have set a great example and pledged to give an hour in each of their stores every day this week. During this hour their staff won’t sell their products but will answer questions on how to make the most of mobile internet via smart phones and tablets. You can find the details of your nearest branch here if you’re interested in going along or pointing learners in their direction.

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Digital Heroes 2011 shortlist

TalkTalk have shortlisted their Digital Heroes finalists for 2011 and it’s now up to the public to decide who they think should be crowned the 12 regional Digital Heroes. You can vote on their website here. Each winner will receive 5,000 towards their project and one overall winner, picked by their judging panel, will get 10,000.

Voting closes on November 13 and the winners will be honoured at a ceremony at the House of Lords on November 24.

If one of the nominees works in your centre, do let us know by emailing ukonlinecentres@ufi.com.

 


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