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Nine students from England & Wales have already secured their place in the UK finals from the first qualifying round, and they will be joined by a further nine from the second qualifying round (which is still open), as well as the two top students from this year's inaugural MOS Scotland competition.
Last year we hosted a webinar in conjunction with our partner Risual, exploring the value of certifications from the perspective of an employers, and also looking at West Hertfordshire College as an example of the benefits evident within education when students support their education with qualifications.
From all of us here at the Microsoft in Education team, we'd like to say a big thank you to everyone who visited our stand at BETT 2016, as well as the Microsoft Partner Village. Once again we were incredibly fortunate to have been joined by a number of our #MIEExpert teachers and Showcase School Leaders, who shared their stories and expertise through a number of sessions in both our Learn Live Theatre, and the Showcase Classroom.
Coventry University made headlines in 2015 when it nudged past many of its Russell Group peers to reach its highest position ever in the Guardian league table of universities, as well as being named University of the Year in the Times Higher Education Awards. This success is down to several initiatives focused on improving both the student experience and teaching practices.
To coincide with BETT 2016, we're pleased to announce further educational discounts on Surface 3 bundle deals. Between now and the 31st of March Microsoft will be offering extra discounts into the channel for Education of up to 30% on Surface 3 Education bundles*. Additionally, all Surface 3 Education bundle orders from February 1st will ship with the new Surface Pro 4 pen.
This BETT 2016 partner blog comes from Esri UK. Not only will they be exhibiting as part of the Microsoft Partner Village, but they are a finalist in this year's BETT Awards! Read on to find out more about the UK's s leading distributor of GIS (Geographic Information Systems).