What are Microsoft Student Partners (MSPs)?

Microsoft Student Partners are some of the brightest, most innovative student technology enthusiasts who are currently studying at a university in the UK.


What is Microsoft Student Partner Programme?

The MSPs are part of a one year programme which is designed to help students get the most out of Microsoft tools and technologies. MSPs will work in partnership with Microsoft to reach out to technical students across the UK – helping at Microsoft events, running events on campus for students to attend, or contributing to the blogosphere or twitter chatter about the coolest technologies around. The MSP programme develops skills and gives students a head start in the ‘real world’ once they graduate and enter industry. It’s a great way for technology enthusiasts to become more engaged with the world of technology and MSPs have so many fantastic opportunities to develop their passion for technology.

Where can you find a Microsoft Student Partner (MSP)?

For events coming to your campus keep in touch with your MSP, email the Academic Marketing Team on ukmsp@microsoft.com if you have any questions or sign up to the studentzine newsletter.


What's involved?

MSPs will benefit from exclusive events and offers throughout the year and will have the chance to work closely with Microsoft throughout their time on the programme. MSPs will be involved in presentations and demonstrations of the latest technologies and develop their skills and interest areas through developing for fun.  So basically it’s about having fun with your passion for technology!

How do I become an MSP?

The MSP Programme runs in parallel to the academic year and so the applications for the 2009 programme are now open ready for the launch of the programme in September 2009. All you have to do to apply for the MSP Programme09 (2010?) is make a simple video that lasts 1-2 minutes. Your video must start with the title ‘I’m an MSP and.....’ and proceed to tell us the following:

·         Why you want to become an MSP.

·         How passionate you are about technology

·         What qualities you can bring to the programme


Please note that you will not be judged on the quality of the video alone- it’s what you have to say that we’re really interested in! All applications must be in by Friday 31st July and should be uploaded to YouTube/ Vimeo/ MSN Video and send the link to UKMSP@microsoft.com