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FREE Cyber Security Summer Camp for S6 Pupils

digital world eyeDoes your school have students with a keen interest in software, computing, telecommunications, cyber security, maths and ethics who are planning to start university to study Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths or Social Science either in autumn this year, or in autumn 2017 after a gap year?   If so, we are delighted to offer them the chance of FREE places at the prestigious Cyber Security residential Glasgow Caledonian University – 4 to 22 July 2016 delivered by GCHQ and their training partner QA.

See the courses’ details, locations, dates, eligibility criteria and how to apply on our website at: http://www.arkwright.org.uk/exclusive/cyberfirst_advanced.htm .   Students who are chosen to attend one of these courses could enhance their application for one of the new CyberFirst Student Bursaries to support their university studies – that’s £4,000 per year for every year of the student’s undergraduate course!

If your students think they’ve got what it takes to impress the experts at GCHQ and QA, they should check their eligibility on our webpage and apply NOW for one of the FREE places. Only 30 free places are being offered. The deadline for applications is Friday 17th June 2016 – so please can you spread the word about these courses rapidly.

Basic student eligibility requirements are: ·   Must be a UK national ·   Must be at least 18 years old on the day before their chosen course starts in July/August this year.

This opportunity is open to all final year students (who meet the eligibility criteria), not just Arkwright Scholars.   Please see website for full details: http://www.arkwright.org.uk/exclusive/cyberfirst_advanced.htm

Questions can be directed to:  Cyber-First-Project@gchq.gsi.gov.uk

A Guide to Cyber Security Programmes and Resources for Schools and Further Education Providers


Cyber security is a hot topic, both at a global level – new cyber attacks on businesses, Government and consumers are reported daily – and in the every-day lives of children and young people, who are regularly confronted with risks to their online safety. The new computing curriculum aims to equip children and young people with the skills they need to participate effectively in the digital world. Good cyber security is essential to this. The website provides links to a variety of sources and programmes related to Cyber Security. Though the programmes are linked mostly to the English Curriculum teachers may find the information useful a similar link to resources in Scotland will be produced in due course.


Computing Science Professional Learning Event – Ethical Hacking – AM & PM sessions available

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This event has been organised in partnership between Education Scotland and Glasgow Caledonian University to help support secondary school teachers who are planning to deliver the new SQA qualification in Cyber Security in 2016-2017.  This event will focus on the Ethical Hacking unit at levels 4, 5 & 6.  You will hear from teachers who are currently teaching this unit and how they have overcame the challenges in delivering this in a school context.  Staff from Glasgow Caledonian University will take you through a series of workshop that will enable you to teach the practical elements of these units.

Monday, 14 December 2015 from 09:30 to 15:30 (GMT) 
Glasgow Caledonian University – Cowcaddens Road Glasgow, Lanarkshire G4 0BA


Cyber Christmas Lecture Tour 2015 #christmascyber2015

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The Cyber Christmas lectures have been running since 2012, always the week before Christmas and always in Universities across Scotland. The lectures have been aimed at School pupils and the intention is to inspire a new generation into careers in cyber security and the digital sector.

Supported by Scottish Government, Scottish Enterprise, SICSA and Skills Development Scotland the free lectures compliment the three themes that the new National Progression Award in Cyber Security are based on:

Digital Forensics
Ethical Hacking
Data Security

Cyber Security is a fast evolving area of technology with many more well paid and fulfilling jobs than can be filled for many years. Scotland is taking a global lead in protecting and educating. These lectures, provided by industry experts, will bring the subject area to life in a educational but fun session.


Cyber Academy – IET Christmas Lectures – The Internet of Everything!

edinburgh napier cyber academyThis year’s IET Christmas lectures are focusing on the Internet of Everything and will run in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee and Inverness. The dates are:

  • Inverness. 1 Dec 2015. Book here.
  • Dundee. 4 Dec 2015 (Gardyne Theatre). Book here.
  • Glasgow. 8 Dec 2015 (iMax Theatre, Glasgow Science Centre). Book here.
  • Edinburgh. 11 Dec 2015 (Craiglockhart Campus). Book here.

The lectures are open to everyone, and teachers can book tickets in blocks for their classes. You are guaranteed to see a presentation with flying objects, Internet-enable lighting, listening TVs, talking dolls, interactive kettles, spy glasses, and many more things …


This presentation will showcase the vast range of systems and devices which can connect to the Internet. It aims to totally immerse the audience in the possibility of the Cyber World and how it is changing our lives. Along with this, it will outline a range of emerging technologies which will bring benefits to many areas of our lives including health care and education. With these great benefits, though, there are also threats, and some of these will be presented through a range of practical demonstrations. Overall the key aim of the presentation is to present this new age in a fun and informative way, and engage the audience into understanding the opportunities of the Cyber Age [poster][postcard].

Promoting Digital Careers – IBM

Small- Promoting Digital CareersJoin two IBM apprentices Andrew Logan and Heather Craig and IBM Scotland Software Group Leader Gillian Docherty to find out more about their careers.

Technology is embedded in our everyday life, from Social Media and Online Commerce to digital engagement as citizens through to advancements in cognitive computing and artificial intelligence every individual and every sector is impacted by technology. New organisations worth Billions never existed 10 years ago, companies are disappearing as they have not transformed and utilised technology to stay ahead of the competition. Scotland has a huge skill shortage and recruits over 9500 individuals a year into technology roles, these range from Digital Marketing, Social Media Champions, Cyber Security Experts and Developers. We do not have enough candidates to fill these roles and therefore it is critical for the industry to ensure we attract those young individuals at school to think about joining our industry and making a difference.

During the Glow TV session the presenters will:
– talk about how they joined IBM
– talk about what they do in their day to day jobs
– talk about what they enjoy about what they do and how it impacts their clients and the world we live in

Join us on Thursday 21st May at 11am. Register now in Glow TV.