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Beginners guide to OctopusEmail

  • Start: 17th July, 2024 @ 9:30AM
  • End: 17th July, 2024 @ 12:30PM
  • Online

Attractive email campaigns can be a quick and cost-effective way to help you reach and stay in touch with the people you work with and support.

EmailOctopus can help you send well formatted emails to up to 2,500 subscribers for free. It offers a straightforward drag and drop editor, customisable templates and a sign up form. Reporting helps you see how your content is performing and is available for 30 days.

This forms part of our Digital Foundations programme https://superhighways.org.uk/training-advice-and-technical/digital-basics

Pre-course requirement

You will need to set up a free EmailOctopus account if your organisation does not already have one.

Am I eligible for this course?

Priority is given to people working or volunteering for refugee community and equality organisations.

Is this course for me?

This course is for beginners. It is for staff and volunteers with responsibilities for e-marketing.

Course format

Online technical group training

This is an online interactive live training session. You’ll take part in interactive exercises such as breakout room discussions, polls or chat conversations.

You will be asked to complete individual technical tasks on your PC or laptop. You will not be able to join this training using a mobile device. It’s likely that you will need to either create online accounts or download appropriate software, which we’ll tell you about in advance.


Sorrel Parsons is our Digital Adviser & Training Manager at Superhighways and has 15 years’ experience in supporting charities, community organisations and volunteers in the UK to communicate with the people that matter to them, demonstrate their impact and raise funds. Sorrel is a fan of making digital work on a shoestring.