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Cyber Security Student Club

Do you have a strong interest in the field of cyber security? Do you want to expand your knowledge, enhance your employability, and practise ethical hacking exercises?

The Cyber Security Student Club is open to computer science students here at Edge Hill who express a strong interest in the field of cyber security. You will regularly meet to expand your knowledge by discussing and solving practical exercises and problems in system and network security, to socialise, and in general, to have fun with other members.

Dr Vinh-Thong Ta, Senior Lecturer in Computer Science

“The Cyber Security Student Club is an excellent opportunity for students at all years and levels to explore limitless security areas via practical exercises and gain new skills and knowledge beyond the scope of timetabled classes. With sessions organised every second week, club members can build new friendships, form collaborations as well as be part of a community, enjoying ethical hacking together. It is also a great opportunity for the students to show their leadership skills to present and guide a discussion on specific security problems, sharing their findings, showing their creativity and learning from other club members.”

Dr Vinh-Thong Ta
Senior Lecturer in Computer Science

The club launched in January 2022 as part of our Cyber Security Research Group. The research group is committed to carrying out internationally recognised, high-quality research on security and privacy in computer systems and networks.

We caught up with some of our students and members of the Cyber Security Student Club to find out what they like about the club and how it supports their studies.

“I joined the Cyber Security Student Club to learn about ethical hacking while in a controlled environment to learn about a subject that would otherwise fall outside of the regular university curriculum. I am always looking forward to our sessions I am either learning something new or applying new knowledge in a new way.”

Nathan Hope
BSc (Hons) Computer Science

“The Cyber Security Student Club at Edge Hill continues to be an invaluable opportunity for knowledge transfer between staff and students. The club has given students a supportive ecosystem to learn new skills and apply them in everyday scenarios under the guidance of seasoned professionals which actively promotes accelerated development and fosters curiosity.”

BSc (Hons) Computer Science

“Cyber Security Student Club allows me to explore ethical hacking in a safe environment allowing me to evaluate if this is a career path I wish to pursue. This club has directly aided me with my studies. I always look forward to the club being interesting and challenging, especially when exploiting virtual machines using concepts learnt in modules. I would love to compete in challenges in the near future to further progress in this area, for a fun and engaging challenge.”

Richard Fare
BSc (Hons) Computer Science

“I absolutely love it. It’s an incredibly useful club for students like me that are new and would love to explore this area more. So far, the tutors have been amazing at explaining and getting us more interested in this field.”

Greta Karciauskaite
BSc (Hons) Computer Science
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The club sessions are led by staff and senior student member(s), and attendance is voluntary. You will extend your knowledge beyond the classroom with hands-on practical hacking exercises. Our extracurricular activities will enhance your professional development and inspire your future career.

If you are interested in joining the club, please contact Dr Vinh-Thong Ta. Note: The club is only open for students of the Computer Science Department at Edge Hill University.

June 5, 2023


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