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Newcastle University helps medical students graduate online so they can join NHS

Nearly 300 junior doctors have joined the #NHS to help tackle the #Coronavirus pandemic after @UniofNewcastle helped them graduate online.

Microsoft Showcase Schools selected for Demonstrator School initiative

Today (4 May) Microsoft announces that three Microsoft Showcase Schools have been included in the government’s Demonstrator School initiative designed to help other schools adopt technology.

Thousands of schools to benefit from ground-breaking partnership with tech giants to support home learning

Thousands of schools to benefit from technical support to start using @Google and @Microsoft education platforms  Thousands of schools will benefit from a ground-breaking partnership with tech giants to gain access to education platforms.

Microsoft’s Get On 2021 campaign to help 1.5 million people in the UK build careers in technology by 2025

@KPMG, @Unilever and @DWP support @Microsoft #GetOn2021 campaign to help 1.5 million people build careers in technology  Today (13 Oct), Microsoft is launching an ambitious five-year campaign to help 1.5 million people build careers in technology and help 300,000 connect to tech job opportunities. KPMG, Unilever and the Department of Work and Pensions are already supporting the campaign and Microsoft is calling on other UK businesses to join them in helping create the technology workforce the country needs.

LinkedIn and Microsoft publish data revealing UK faces toughest jobs market in a generation

@Microsoft and @LinkedIn are giving 25 million people the opportunity to #reskill  Today (1 Jul), news of thousands of jobs being cut in the UK across sectors causes worry for many people during this difficult time, particularly for those who are unemployed. The UK is facing the toughest jobs market in a generation as Covid-19 is forcing businesses to cut jobs.

Microsoft announces free help for UK schools to run classes via the internet

Today (9 Apr) @Microsoft announces that all schools in the UK are being offered free help to get fully set up for #RemoteLearning so students can continue to learn whilst at home.

UK skills gap set to widen as schools fail to prepare students for a digital future

New research from Microsoft UK shows more than half of teachers (58 per cent) believe the current education system is failing to encourage lifelong learning.

Closing The Teacher #EdTech Divide #Bett19

We’re introducing seven new affordable Windows 10 devices to our portfolio for schools, faster assignments and grading tools in Microsoft Teams, and new programs to empower inclusive, personalized learning.

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