Welcome to the website of the Bookham Seniors Computer Club. The club was established in 2010 to help Seniors in Bookham and the surrounding area to learn to use a computer. Its aim is to help the over 50s in the local community use a computer, laptop or tablet to communicate with family and friends, access information from the internet, enhance hobbies and interests and save time and money using the internet for things like shopping, renewing your vehicle tax, watching on demand TV and generally feel confident using computer technology.
We have courses for beginners and for those who would like to learn a little more about using their computers, laptops and tablets. We also provide individual and small group help on particular topics, such as writing letters, organising digitals photos, personalising your computer, setting up an email account and many more.
These courses are held on Friday mornings from 10:00am to noon at the Little Bookham Village Hall.
The club is run by volunteers so there is a modest fee for these courses which helps to cover costs.
The club also runs informal, no-need-to-book, drop-in sessions where you can come to get help with any problem you are having, or questions that you have, about either PCs or the various ‘tablets’ that are becoming popular. These sessions are free and held on the first Wednesday afternoon of each month from 2.30 to 4.30pm at the Little Bookham Village Hall.
Dates for 2015/16
AGM and Autumn Term 2015
The AGM will be held on Friday 18 September prior to the start of the Autumn Term which runs from Friday 25 September to Friday 11 December 2015 (12 weeks). Courses will be as follows:
Fri 25 September: Social Media, an overview and then assistance is setting up an account and getting started with the application, £5.
Fri 2 October: Windows 10 Overview, what’s new / should you get it / how to get it / how to install it, £5.
Fri 9 - 23 October: Advanced Email and Internet, £15.
9 October Sending and receiving attachments/ Organising email
16 October Creating and editing contacts/sending emails to more than one contact
23 October Personalising your internet settings/ Using the internet safely and finding what you want quick
Fri 30 October - 27 November: Digital Photography, £25
30 October Introduction to Digital photography, getting photos on your PC
6 November Organising photos on your PC
13 November Making basic changes to your photos
20 November Sharing your photos
27 November Using your photos in other applications
Wed 2 December: Using Mail Merge to Create and Print Mailing Labels
2:30-4:30 This requires participants to create their address lists before coming to the session where we will do the mail merge and print the labels. More details will be given closer to the time.
Fri 4 December: Using Word Processing to Create Mailing Labels, £5
Fri 9 Oct - 13 November: Beginners Internet and Email, £25 (no lesson on Fri 30 Oct)
9 - 16 October Basic Internet (2 weeks)
23 Oct - 13 November Basic Email (3 weeks).
Spring Term 2016
Spring Term will run from Friday 8th January to Friday 18th March 2016 (11 weeks). Courses will be as follows:
15 January - 19 February – Beginners Email and Internet
8 January - Windows 10 – a review of the new operating system and information about installing it over Windows 7 or Windows 8
15 January - 5 February – Word Processing - using Microsoft Word or LibreOffice Writer
12 February - 19 February – Creating Greeting cards
26 February - 4 March – Getting the Most out your Tablet ( iPad, Galaxy, Nexus etc.)
11 March - Getting the most from the Internet
18 March - Advanced Email
Open Day and Summer Term 2016
There will be an Open Day on Friday 8 April which will feature a topic yet to be decided. This will be a great opportunity to discuss the courses we provide and offer suggestions for future courses. There will also be sheets to sign up for courses. This will be from 10am until noon at the Little Bookham Village Hall.
Summer Term will run from Friday 15 April to Friday 1 July 2015 (12 weeks).
15 April - 13 May Digital Photography (5 weeks)
Other courses tba.
Please contact Sue on 01372 454 461 or Brian on 01372 450 604 if you are interested in any of courses or would like additional information about the club.
We are pleased that we have been supported by the Community Foundation for Surrey and Grassroots Grants.