May, 2007

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About the UK Academic Team Blog

The Microsoft Academic team is here to support the teaching and learning of technology in UK universities. We do this in a number of ways including:

  • events for academics and students

  • competitions such as the Imagine Cup

  • delivering talks and demos at your campus

  • running pilot projects using key new technologies

If you would like to contact us to find out how we can support you then please email ukacinfo@microsoft.com.

 Academic Team

We are:

Top Left: Andy Sithers - Academic Team Lead

Top Centre: Anna Liza Lomibao - Student Marketing

Top Right: Ben Coley - Academic Developer Evangelist Intern

Centre Left: Allison McVety - Academic Information Manager

Centre Right: Ed Dunhill - Academic Developer Evangelist

Bottom Left: Kat Wilbey - Academic Marketing Programmes Manager

Bottom Centre: Mark Johnston - Marketing Lead

Bottom Right: Muhammad Walji - Marketing Intern

  • UK Academic Team Blog

    Microsoft Surface

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    If you saw the news last night you will have been WOWed by the "tabletop computer" feature. See the demo and learn more at www.microsoft.com/surface
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    Tell us about your end of year show

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    An end of year show is the exciting culmination of a lot of hard work, passion and enthusiasm from both students and staff. We would like to help promote all of this effort to a wider audience including potential employers. If you have short article or...
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    XNA programming book now in the shops

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    Since the launch of XNA, the new programming framework for the Xbox 360 and the PC, there have been lots of opportunities to get involved. Many universities have taken advantage of our Techtalk programme and have invited Andy Sithers (Microsoft...
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    Robotics Studio 1.5 May CTP available

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    This is good news - and I was only just getting tribot going on 1.0 - but there are a raft of new add-ons and features available from the robotics studio site What's in the May CTP Sumo Simulation for Robotics Studio 1.5 (rather dashing compared...
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    An Introduction to WPF for Academics

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    Many of you will already know Mark Johnston from his work as an academic developer evangelist a few years ago. We are very glad that Mark has decided to come back to the Academic team as our new marketing manager. It seems that he always kept a soft spot...
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    Academic Insight Conference.

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    The Microsoft UK Academic Team and Developmentor invite you to join us for two days of technical education and discussion. We are offering: An intense, dynamic and interactive event led by world-class instructors from Developmentor...
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    Nominate a student to be a Microsoft Student Partner

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    The Microsoft Student Partner programme is a great way for students who are passionate about technology to work alongside Microsoft. As an MSP the students will receive training, resources, mentoring and more, in return they will act as our ambassadors...
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    Calling all musicians, artists and games programmers

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    Games are more fun when creative energies come together, that’s why we’re inviting gamers from all disciplines to collaborate in our XNA Game Development Competition. Using Microsoft’s XNA software and the support of a vibrant and creative online...
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    Student conference almost sold out - have your students booked yet?

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    Due to overwhelming demand, places at our student conference, Slide 7, are almost fully subscribed. If you haven't already done so, please alert your students to this fantastic opportunity to come to our campus, learn about our latest web technologies...
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    Technical Careers Showcase

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    The Microsoft Recruitment Team is running a Recruitment Open Evening on Thursday 7th June to showcase the exciting technical career opportunities. Please pass this invitation to graduates or final year students that you know who may be interested in...
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    Investors in Education Awards

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    Microsoft is sponsoring the Investor in Education category of the e-Legacy awards. This category recognises the investment in the next generation of electronic engineers and welcomes nominations of companies or organisations that have: provided...
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    Imagine Cup - the winners are...

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    T hose of you who have been following the Imagine Cup this year will already know that first place in the Software Design Challenge went to The Seedlings from the University of Hull. They have now won a place representing the UK in the global finals in...
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