u3a - Barclays Digital Eagles

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Since launching in 2013, Digital Eagles has trained more than 14,000 current and former Barclays colleagues who are passionate about empowering customers, colleagues and local communities to be more confident with technology and to move forward in the digital world. From online safety for children to Tea and Teach sessions and the Digital Wings online learning platform, everything they do is designed to build digital confidence. In 2019, the Digital Eagles helped 113,000 people across the UK at Tea and Teach events.

In partnership with the Digital Eagles team, the Trust we will be delivering programmes to boost u3a members’ confidence online.

The second programme was delivered last week and were well attended with over 400 particpants across the four days of workshops. We have now reviewed the feedback with the trainers and identified the workshops that were most popular and beneficial to the membership and arranged further dates in June as follows:

All of the Barclays Digital sessions are on Zoom , if you need zoom support prior to your Barclays Digital Eagles session, please book on the Zoom Tutorials  led by the u3a members.

Internet Basics 

Tuesday 29th June 10:00-11:30 or 

Tuesday 29th June 13:30-15:00 

This session has been designed to cover some internet basics: Broadband, browsers and search engines, top tips for searching for something on the internet, setting up an email, connecting to a Zoom call, connecting to the internet (iOS and Android), (we also have content which covers different versions of windows for laptops if required)

Internet Next Steps (Intermediate) 

Wednesday 23rd June 13:30-15:00

This is specially designed for u3a members as a follow on from the Internet basic session ,building your confidence and digital knowledge.

Digital Safety

Thursday 24th June 10:00-11:30 or

Thursday 24th June 13:30-15:00 or 

Wednesday 30th June 10:00-11:30 or

Wednesday 30th June 13:30-15:00 

How to stay safe while using your digital devices. This includes identifying common fraud and scams, making sure your passwords are strong enough, what to look out for and understanding how you can protect yourself.

Entertainment online

Wednesday 23rd June 10:00-11:30

An engaging session focusing on how to maximise the potential of using your digital device to keep you entertained. From downloading apps, to virtual tours and social media, finding more ways to bring some entertainment into your home.

An Introduction to Digital Wings

Friday 25th June 10:00-11:30 or

Friday 25th June 13:30 -15:00

For those who are looking to improve their digital skills further, whether you’re a beginner or more advanced this session will introduce you to our free learning platform Digital Wings. We will give you a tour and show you some ways to get the best from the site so you can continue your learning at the right time and pace to suit you. This session will not cover previous topics but is a session to recap and answer questions for attendees form the previous sessions.