Digital skills bursaries & initiatives for post level 3, schools, colleges and career leads



Please find below a round-up of information that may be of interest to your learners and school staff. Please forward to any colleagues you thiinnk may also be interested.

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  • Amazon Future Engineer £5,000 bursary scheme launched by the Royal Academy of Engineering working with Amazon. The bursary is to support women from low-income households, studying computer science or related engineering degree course (starting in 2021). Closing date for applications 14th of June.

Amazon Future Engineer Bursary - Royal Academy of Engineering (raeng.org.uk)

For Years 8's

  • Unlock Cyber Challenge for Y8 on Wednesday 23 June 2 hour event

The Unlock Cyber Challenge is a FREE live online cyber challenge for schools. All you will need is a website browser to take part. We have teamed up with Bristol-based Immersive Labs, the world's first fully interactive, gamified cyber skills platform, which is used by employers to train their cyber workforces. It is therefore a fantastic opportunity for young people to develop their cyber skills in a fun and engaging way. Competing teams will hopefully also be given access to the Immersive Labs platform after the competition.

Who can enter? It is for students in Y8. They can compete as a team of 4 students. For further details, email elaine3.brown@uwe.ac.uk

For Schools & Colleges

  • ​South West Stem Fest 7-25th of June 2021

South West STEM Fest will offer a range of opportunities for students of all key stages, primary, secondary and college, to take part. There will also be many different types of activity – careers talks, STEM presentations, interactive shows and workshops - something for everyone! To sign up,  ​ email swstemfest@cswgroup.co.uk

For Schools

  • Applications for CyberFirst Schools.

The CyberFirst Schools (CFS) has encouraged collaboration between local schools, the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), national and local companies and organisations who share the aim of encouraging young people to engage with computer science and the application of cyber security in every day technology. The CFS pilot has proved to be successful at a local level and the NCSC now wishes to increase the scale of ambition and formally recognise schools who are committed to providing a structured approach to excellence in cyber security education.For mroe inormation visit https://www.cyberfirstschools.co.uk/ or email cfschools@ncsc.gov.uk

The CyberFirst school applications are open until June 18th.

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Created at 10/05/2021 08:30 by Jemma.Gillard
Last modified at 10/05/2021 08:30 by Jemma.Gillard