TIPS Taster Day - Diversifying Doctoral Training

The Cyber Security (TIPS-at-Scale) CDT Leadership team is committed to improving diversity in the field of cyber security research and we believe a diverse cohort leads to creativity, exciting research, and increased impact.

Professor Adam Joinson , Deputy Director and EDI Lead
On 25 February 2021, we hosted our first online Taster Day for members of the community who are under-represented in the field of cyber security or come from a non-traditional educational route/background and interested in postgradute research opportunities. 
The workshop attendees explored the world of cyber security research and experienced how CDT research students address these global challenges.  With researchers from the Bristol Cyber Security Group (BCSG), the CDT Leadership Team provided a packed programme of presentations and group exercises to develop knowledge and understanding of interdisciplinary reserach. 
Our one day workshop enabled our attendees to 
  • experience the world of postgraduate research,
  • discover how it engages with the current and future global challenges,  and
  • learn about postgraduate research opportunities in cyber security. 

with sessions on

  • Perspectives on interdisciplinary cyber security research 
  • Why cyber security research matters
  • Thinking like a researcher
  • Being a researcher
  • Framing research questions
  • Career opportunities for a PhD student 
  • Exploring the student experience with current CDT students. 

If you would like to attend our next CDT Taster Day in November 2021, please register your interest via our Eventbrite page.


Register your interest

If you would like to attend our next EDI CDT Taster Day in November 2021, please express interest via our Eventbrite page and we will be in touch to confirm receipt.

It was really helpful and interesting session. Learned a lot from others and lots of questions were answered in one day”...."Super excited and can’t wait to start this journey into the Research field.

Feb 2021 Attendees
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