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Whitwick & District U3A

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Thursday, 21 November 2019

Thursday, 21 Nov 2019

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Whitwick & District U3A - Computing Group - Refresher


Aimed at people with a basic working knowledge of PCs, it is intended to provide further information of how to get more from your PC, or to remind you of things you may have forgotten. The sessions will mainly use Windows 10 with coverage of Windows 7,Windows 8.1,and the Microsoft Office suite, but a variety of other programs will also be addressed. The topics may range over how to use various programs to how things work. Suggestions for topics are welcomed.

These sessions will be held monthly and you can enrol for as many or few (even if it is just one) as you wish. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. You can check, make, or cancel your bookings by using this page in the Members' Area. Using this online booking has advantages for both the group leader and the attendees. By doing so you:

Of course you can still email or phone and these will be handled as soon as possible, but they do not have the immediacy of the online booking.

You can also opt in or out of automatic email reminders sent three days before a session using this page in the Members' Area.


Please note that these sessions are subject to a fee of £1 per session.


Member's house


Most sessions will be on 1st Wednesday of the month 2.00 - 4.00pm.



Wed Jan 9th - Note this is 2nd Wed. Windows 10 repeat of Dec session. Although Windows 10 has been out for 3 years, it still causes quite a lot of confusion. This session hopes to reduce this by looking at various changes and trying to answer some of your questions. - notes isued

Wed Feb 6th - Protecting your privacy. A look at some of the steps you can take to reduce exposure of personal information online. - notes isued

Wed Mar 6th - More Windows 10. A look at some other aspects of Windows 10 including ways of backing up. - notes isued

Wed Apr 3rd - Repeat of March session. A look at some other aspects of Windows 10 including ways of backing up. - notes issued

Wed May 1st - A look at two separate topics, Browsers and use of the Cloud. - notes issued

Wed Jun 5th - A look at various shortcuts that might may things a bit easier and ways of personalising Windows 10 so that it is more to your taste. - notes issued

We will be taking a break in July and August.

Wed Sep 4th - Questions and Answers (we hope!). - no notes will be issued.

Wed Oct 2nd - Protecting your internet connection. Whether you just have a laptop or you have many devices in the house, there are various things that might put you at risk. We will look at how your internet connection works and hence why certain precautions are helpful. - notes issued

Wed Nov 6th - Word and free alternatives. A look at some items that may have escaped your notice, but which might be of use. - notes issued

Wed Nov 6th - Aspects of email. How to spot a dodgy email, why are emails going to spam and similar puzzles. - Places available


There will be no meeting in Jan (it's New Year's Day)


Notes, and samples where relevant, for the various completed sessions are available in pdf format in the members area here

Details of previous Refresher and Stage 2 sessions can be found here.


John Heal at computers at whitwicku3a dot org dot uk

Please note that the group leader does not provide a computer consultancy service outside of the normal sessions.

Please note that as an anti-spam measure e-mail addresses on this page are NOT links, but should be manually copied

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