Nov 20 2018
Cyber threats have increased over recent years, and it is important that everyone in our community takes steps to stay safe online. Next week is the College’s cybersecurity awareness week and there are a series of activities for students and colleagues that are designed to help make our College cybersecurity more robust. Taking part should help us all to feel more confident about how we protect data and store personal information.

At the beginning of the week, GCHQ will be on campus as the Career and Employability team's Employer in Residence. GCHQ will be bringing with them their Cyber Cube, a 3m x 3m space where students can test their skills against cryptic puzzles located inside and outside of the cube.

Alongside the Cyber Cube, our cybersecurity specialists in IT will also be on hand in the Davison Building to answer any cybersecurity-related questions you may have. I’d encourage you to visit the Davison Building to have your questions answered.

On Monday 26 November I will be hosting my termly Staff Open Meeting. I aim to give a considerable proportion of the meeting over to questions, so I hope that as many of you as possible will be able to join me to put your questions to me and the senior team.  In the meeting I will talk about our change programme, including the academic restructure, developments in estates and the IT upgrade programme. I will also update you on our financial plan, and the changes we need to make in response to external and internal factors.  After the session there will be an opportunity to speak with members of the Executive on a one to one basis in an informal way over tea and coffee. I look forward to seeing you there.

Professor Paul Layzell