Improving Digital Skills in Newcastle

January 15, 2014

In partnership with Go ON, the Go Digital team will be embarking on a 26 week campaign across Newcastle to help people develop digital skills in Search, Communicate and Share.

The North East has one of the lowest number of people who have never accessed the internet, 18.4% against a UK average of 14.5% according to Office of National Statistics data for 2013.

Some key events will be taking place in October which will include:

  • The launch of the regional campaign at the Baltic, Gateshead 
  • A “Techy Tea Party” in the City Library from 2 - 4 with volunteers from EE
  • Support to get online offered in Northumberland Street Post Office 2 - 4
  • UNISON celebrating International Day Of Older Persons through its Community Learning Project are holding an event in Committee Room, Civic Centre, Newcastle between 12 -2. The event will include IPads, Kindles and Laptops to try out with one to one support through our Union Learning Reps

To get more people online, a series of events will take place over the next 6 months.

Work Clubs
Date Location Availability

Every Monday 10.30 - 12.30pm

Kenton Library Drop in

Every Monday 2 - 4pm

Walker Library Drop in

Every Tuesday 2 - 4pm

East End Library Drop in

Every Wednesday and Friday 10 - 12noon

West End Library Drop in

Every Thursday 2 - 4pm

Gosforth Library Drop in

Every Friday 9 - 11am

East End Library Drop in

Every Friday 2.30 - 4.30pm

City Library Drop in


Do you want to get involved? Do you know someone who would like to get online?

For more information or to register for any of the events please contact:

We're also working with partners across the city to offer as many opportunities as possible to get people online. You can find out Where to get computer and internet access, advice and training in Newcastle (pdf, 1mb) which outlines free provision for courses and learning opportunities as well as free access to computers and the internet for residents.