Expect a day of hands on workshops and endless opportunities offered by local industry partners.
CyberFirst activities are intended to inspire and encourage students from all backgrounds to consider a career in cybersecurity and apply for a CyberFirst bursary.
Check out the events calendar to see if there is an event near you, whether you are a school or industry, there are opportunities for all to inspire the next generation of cyber experts.
To get involved please get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org
#CyberFirst received some very positive feedback about the program last week, from a #CyberFirst Gold school sharing some amazing statistics on how #CyberFirst has impacted the students and made a step in the right direction of inspiring the next generation and showing them all the doors Cyber has to offer!
“The current Year 11 had no girls taking Computer Science or ICT. However, this year (current Year 10) have had more girls choosing Computer Science at GCSE this academic year and now make up 35% of the cohort and in IT (23%), thanks to the focus we have doing different events last year to promote more girls into the subject. There has been a steady increase in students from disadvantaged backgrounds taking Computer Science, which is now at 20% of the cohort. The ethnic minority makeup of classes has increased and now is 11% of the cohort. So being able to do things as a CyberFirst school after lockdown has increased the profile of the subject and encouraged students from underrepresented groups to take both ICT and Computer Science. This was not the case in the years of COVID-19 lockdown, and it showed from the lack of underrepresented groups taking the subjects.”