Computer Advice

We want to help all our U3A members to overcome their computer problems and to make members aware of the wide range of things that can be done using the internet.

Scout & Guide HQ (Computer Advice Centre)
Monday and Tuesday (apart from Bank Holidays and Summer ))
10.00 - 12.00
Coordinator:  Willem Wiechers - 01695 573744; email Note: The Computer Advice Centre will be closed for the summer holidays from Monday July 22th. It will reopen on Monday September 2nd. During this period, limited advice will be available from the Computer Help Desk at Horizons, on Thursday Mornings.

See also  Computer Tutorials and On-Line Courses.

The Computer Advice Centre is equipped with a number of computers, laptops, printers, i-Pads and  other tablets. Two new Laptops and two new I-Pads have recently been purchased.

If you have a problem with your computer or you don’t know how to do something on it, and you need some advice, come along. If you have a laptop, iPad other tablet, or smartphone, bring it along with you. We give personal one-to-one help on software problems including email and attachments, processing photos, computer security, networking, Skype, tablet apps etc.

No appointments are needed. But please check availability over holidays periods such as Christmas, Easter and Summer .

For more information (or if you would like to offer any help), please contact Willem Wiechers on 01695 573744 or email on

The Computer Advice Centre is situated behind the main rooms of Scout & Guide HQ.
The room is reached by walking past the main entrance to another door on the right.

We also hold Computer Tutorials on specific topics. Everyone is welcome to these too.

Some on-line courses for you to try:

Learn My Way – making on-line learning easier.

BBC Webwise – Find out how to develop the essential online skills to make the most of your mobile, tablet, computer.

Free Computer Tutorials Home and Learn on line tutorials.
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All the courses are aimed at complete beginners, so you don’t need experience to get started.

Open Learn – part of the Open University (offers many free on-line courses on a variety of topics).

FutureLearn – On-line courses offered on a multitude of topics by many universities meant for the general public.