CyberHub Creative Challenge

A group of creative, digital and media students from Barking and Dagenham College showcased their talent in a special project set and run by The CyberHub Trust.

The 16-18-year-olds were given a brief to design some unique promotional material for the Trust that could be used on multimedia platforms. Students were asked to develop storyboards and scripts with ideas and concepts that would raise awareness of what the Trust does and the issues it deals with.

A speaker addresses the audience

The event saw the students present their ideas to a panel of judges, receiving expert feedback and advice. These included representatives from the National Crime Agency, Experience Haus, the Career Colleges Trust and creative agencies Find Your Feet and We Explain Stuff.

The CyberHub Trust promotes education and training within cyber security, supporting young people into the many exciting careers on offer within the industry. It works with schoolchildren, parents, senior citizens and adults wishing to re-skill or up-skill into new careers in cyber.

The centrepiece of each hub is the ‘Security Operations Centre’, an industry-leading facility providing run by experts. These will provide training and work experience opportunities as well as providing local businesses with cyber security services and offering community outreach programmes.

The event was the first of many projects that The CyberHub Trust will be running, focuses on engaging both college students and the wider community in cybersecurity.

Keytrin Petrova Gyumova (18) is on a Level 3 Games, Art and Animation course at the college. She said:

I’m passionate about animation and this project made me realise how many different opportunities are available within the digital and creative industries. Work experience is so important and working with The CyberHub Trust has given me the chance to meet experts and professionals as well as building up my confidence.

This event was created and executed by the consultants from DSC.