Can you imagine not being online? That’s the reality for 4.5 million people in the UK.
If you'd like to support and inspire someone you know to explore the wonderful world wide web, then there are a range of free courses available across Hull and East Yorkshire.
On the first Tuesday of every month, we hold an internet help drop-in session in the KCOM Learning Zone on Carr Lane. The session runs between 9:30-11:30am and is open to any member of the public who needs help using the internet. It could be that you want to set up an email account, learn about online shopping or even just find out a bit more about the internet. Whatever your query, our team of Digital Champions will be on hand to help you on a one-to-one basis. You don’t have to book onto the session – simply turn up on the day and we’ll be happy to help.
In addition to our monthly sessions, our Sales and Engagement team also host internet help drop-in sessions at various libraries across the area. You can find out where the next sessions are going to be held by clicking here.
UK Online Centres co-ordinate a network of 3,800 community based UK online centres across England to help more people make the most of online life. There’s lots of information on the UK Online Centres website about where to find online courses - click the link for more information.
The adult education service, run by the East Riding of Yorkshire Council, offers over 1,000 courses a year in venues across the East Riding, including courses on how to use the internet. For more information visit the East Riding of Yorkshire Council website.
Hull City Council's libraries offer a wide range of courses and support for people who want to get online, from one on one introductions to the internet to courses that show people lots of different ways they can use the internet. To find out more visit the Hull City Council website.
Age UK Hull promotes independent living and active ageing in the East Riding of Yorkshire. It offers internet shopping, a befriending service and support with getting online. To find out more information on all these services visit the Age UK website.
We’ve teamed up with Microsoft’s Get Online@Home initiative to offer local households that don’t have internet access a PC for only £24 or a laptop for just £74 if they sign up for a KC home phone and broadband bundle.
The bargain computers come with everything people need to get online, as well as security software and Microsoft software for documents, emails, messages, pictures and more.
They are high-quality, refurbished computers that have been used before, usually by businesses, but have many years of useful life left in them. Old data has been removed, new software installed and all the hardware has been cleaned and polished for the new owner.