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Go ON – Get More Out of Life Online

Posted on January 12, 2011 by jdobson

It’s the start of a brand new year here at the Bridlington Resource Centre, which therefore means new and exciting events and goings on.

 There’s a new national campaign all about helping people to face their fears and get online. The Go ON – get more out of life online campaign runs from the 17th of January up until the 14th of February and aims to inspire people to make going online their new year’s resolution! The UK Online centre here has events and sessions running the whole way through.

We want to give people a chance find out how the internet could help them in everyday life – from getting on at work to keeping in touch with family and friends, exploring interests to saving time and money and there is a session made for everybody!

Being online can make a huge difference to your life. Everyone can learn, no matter what your background, age or experience.

Six reasons to get online:

  1. Save money – An estimated £560 can be pocketed over a year by paying bills and shopping online.
  2. Save time – Many tasks are quicker and easier online – getting a tax disc, online banking, paying bills, and getting the groceries!
  3. Stay in touch – The internet provides free and easy ways to keep in touch with friends and family… no matter how far away they are.
  4. Find jobs – 90% of all new jobs now require IT skills, and many are now advertised and applied for online. If you have computer skills you’re more likely to find a job… and you could earn 3%-10% more too!
  5. Stay up-to-date – The internet can be an instant source of news and information. You’ll find the latest TV listings, weather reports, and sports results from anywhere in the world.
  6. Enjoy hobbies and interests – Whatever you’re interested in, there’s a website out there for you.

Below is the Timetable of Events:

Get Exploring – learning the internet basics

Every day (except Fridays) 10am-4pm

Keep in Touch – Skype Session

Tuesday 18th January 10am-12pm

Social Network Workshop – Helping You Use Facebook etc

Thursday 20th January 10am-12pm

Get on at Work – Using the Internet to Find Work

Monday 24th January 2pm-4pm

Wednesday 26th January 2pm-4pm

Thursday 27th January 10am-4pm

Family History Session

Tuesday 1st February 10am-4pm

Saving Money Session – Using the Internet to Save

Wednesday 2nd February 10am-12pm

Saving Time Session

Thursday 3rd February 2pm-4pm

Health

Monday 7th February 10am-12pm

Send an E-Card for Valentines Day

Wednesday 9th February 10am-12pm

Thursday 10th February 2pm-4pm

There will also be a prize draw for new learners and other events going on as well as refreshments at every event.

Please pass this information on to people who you know who maybe aren’t sure how to do certain things online to those who have no clue how to use a computer. There’s a session for everyone and it’s all FREE!!!!

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