From education to employment


University Academy 92 has signed a Shared Goals Agreement with Microsoft which will enhance the digital skills of the higher education institute’s quadruple threat graduates.

“Our focus is creating work-ready graduates, equipped with a Lancaster University degree, our unique character and personal development programme, relevant work experience and recognised industry qualifications,” said Sara Prowse, UA92 CEO. 

“Our agreement with Microsoft opens access to our students to world class technology and learning, to systems and processes familiar to businesses across the globe. It will ensure our graduates have valuable, competitive and futureproofed skills with courses designed to develop their expertise across cyber security, artificial intelligence and cloud computing.

“Our students have access to Microsoft Azure’s industry leading cloud technology and services ensuring they get real life hands on practical experience throughout their study. They also have the option to complete industry recognised certifications in cloud, AI or data alongside their degree programmes enhancing their skills, knowledge and career opportunities. Microsoft mentors, guest lectures and live briefs play a key role in bringing to life our degree programmes and truly connecting our students to the world of work,” she concluded.  

Chris Rothwell, Director of Education at Microsoft UK

Chris Rothwell, Director of Education at Microsoft UK, said:

“The Shared Goals Agreement between Microsoft and UA92 highlights the need to prepare students with the knowledge, competencies and mindset needed to succeed beyond academia.

“This has never been more important as today’s job market continues to rapidly evolve. With this in mind it is great to see how UA92 is preparing students for the future by leverage technology and providing the support needed to go alongside this.”

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