Get online week has once again proved a huge
success and we’re really proud of everyone that took
part. Last week I was lucky enough to spend time at
several events around Sheffield and was so pleased
to see the level of commitment from centre staff and
volunteers as well as some very enthusiastic new
One of my Get online week highlights was helping
a new learner, Betty, get online at Sheffield Town
Hall. Betty was feeling increasingly like part of an
‘invisible generation’ and knew that the internet
was an exciting new way for her to engage with the
world. She was very excited about being able to
order her groceries from the comfort of her own home
if bad weather returns this winter.
We’re really keen to hear your Get online week
stories so do fill in
our campaign survey and keep posting your
pictures and stories on
our Facebook page.
Finally, don’t forget that if you’re registered
for the Online basics grants and took part in Get
online week, each Online basics completion you
achieve until the end of December is worth £45, so
it’s a great time to make the most of all the hard
work you put into engaging new learners during Get
online week and get them back to your centre.
UK online centres
Get online week
We’ re really pleased with how Get online week has
gone and we’ve loved seeing the photos and stories
you’ve been sending in and posting on
our Facebook page. Please do keep them coming.
Now Get online week is over we’d like to ask all
centres that took part to take a few minutes and
fill in our survey. The survey is a really important
way for you to tell us about your successes and let
us know if there’s anything that we could do
differently next time.
We’d especially like to hear about any volunteers
that really shone during the campaign, any learner
stories that really stood out, and also about any
particularly unusual or exciting outreach venues or
You can find the survey here and we’ll be
sharing the results and findings with you all as
soon as possible.
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Go ON Sheffield
Go ON Sheffield, a campaign which saw over 60
events take place in our home city last week, was a
great success and really showed the variety of
exciting locations events can be held.
From pubs and bingo halls to schools and the Town
Hall, the UK online centres team, with staff and
volunteers from local centres, broadband supplier
Plusnet and Sheffield University worked with new
learners at some fantastic venues to try and reach
as many of Sheffield’s 90,000 offliners as possible.
check out Helen’s blog to see what some members
of the UK online centres’ team were up to last week
Go ON Sheffield Facebook page for some great
photos from the events.
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Preparing to support learners in
the ICT Sector
This month will see the launch of a brand new UK
online centres training course.
‘Preparing to support learners in the ICT Sector’
is the third of our modules aimed at individuals who
are new to supporting people to get online. It’s
ideal for staff or volunteers who will be assisting
tutors during one to one or group sessions in UK
online centres, or those who will be leading the
Our first session is on Friday 18 November and
you can find out more and
book your place on the session here.
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Britain in a day
On Saturday 12 November you’ve got a chance to
show off your centre’s great work on TV and be part
of a BBC documentary!
‘Britain in a Day’ is a BBC project to create a
documentary showing a unique portrait of twenty-four
hours in the life of the UK by collecting film
footage from people all around the nation, and we’re
really keen for you to take part.
All you’ll need to do is film the activity taking
place in your centre on Saturday 12 November on
video camera, flip cam or even your mobile phone.
There’s no need to edit it, and there’s no need to
add music or effects.
email@example.com if your centre is
interested in taking part and we’ll send you all the
information you need.
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