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 third programme was delivered last month and in total, we have had 800 members across the monthly workshops. We are delighted to say that we are reviewing feedback and have identified 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.

Give us your ideas !

You are invited to join the Barclays Digital Eagles u3a forum 

We would like to invite you to join a small forum of u3a members who have recently participated in Barclays Digital Eagles sessions. We have loved hearing your feedback and would like the opportunity to speak with you and get a better insight into what you liked, how we can improve our content, and most importantly how we can support you in the future. We are always looking for ideas on what content to develop next and gain a better understanding of the challenges people are facing when it comes to digital skills and what more we can do to help, we’d love to hear your thoughts.  Contact the organiser

Digital Wings Friday - NEW **  every Friday, 30 mins session 10:00am from 6th,13th,20th and 27th August. 

The Digital Wings Friday unique to the u3a is a short session for u3a members led by Kirsty (from Barclays). The session will introduce you to the Barclays free learning platform, show you how to access it, how to find the modules you’ll find most useful and inspire you to go further on your digital journey. As always we will have plenty of time to help and answer your questions and if you fancy a sneak peak of Digital Wings before the session, you can have a look here: https://digital.wings.uk.barclays/register?code=U3A

Why join Digital Wings Friday? 

  • Get the skills you need for the digital age
  • Open to u3a members
  • Learn when it’s best for you, with bite-sized modules
  • Build on your digital skills 
  • Access courses and learn at your own pace 

Whether you just want to know the basics or you’re ready to take your next step into the digital world, Digital Wings (online platform) has it all. The regularly updated content is easy to navigate and bursting with articles, videos, and quizzes to help you sharpen your digital skills. Digital Wings Friday will help explore learning and access to the courses on offer to enable self-learning and build on your tech knowledge. 


To join us - BOOK HERE 

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There is a variety of courses on Digital wings a few unique ones on offer are;

Internet Basics 

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)

Tuesday 21st  September 2021 10:30 -11:30

Tuesday 28th September 2021 10:30-11:30

Digital Safety

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.

Wednesday 22nd September 2021  10:30-11:30

Wednesday 29th September 2021  10:30-11:30

Digital Entertainment 

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.

Thursday 23rd  September 2021 10:30-11:30

Thursday 30th September 2021  10:30-11:30