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Future me week
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24th January
10:00 to 12:00
15 You will earn 15 silver points for completing this activity.
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Get a Microsoft Office Specialist

24th January 10:00 to 12:00
A fully funded opportunity (worth up to £450) to gain external certification from Microsoft which evidences your competency with Word, Excel and/or PowerPoint. Support your IT skills in your studies, and evidence your capabilities and self-development to future employers.
This activity is offered as part of Future Me Week - five days of exciting opportunities to develop your skills, deepen understanding, gain experience and take steps towards an exciting Future You.

The Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification demonstrates the necessary skills and abilities in Microsoft Office. It is one of the top 10 skills demanded by employers worldwide. It is widely recognised and can help students to differentiate themselves in a competitive job market and broaden their employment opportunities. Obtaining a Specialist Certification requires evidence of competence in three applications and will typically cost up to £450.

However, through Rise, Manchester Met students can obtain up to three certifications completely free! Don’t worry if you don’t manage to finish all the training you would have liked to do during Future Me Week. We’ll keep providing new opportunities for you to get certified in Microsoft across the rest of the year.

To prepare to sit your exams, we have partnered with LinkedIn and created a training pack for you to complete: Rise x Future Me at Manchester Met (

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In A Nutshell...

  • Completely Free...access to opportunities which could cost up to £450 outside of Rise
  • Upskill...sharpen your skills in apps from Microsoft's office platform
  • online training to prepare for your exam
  • Gain Recognition...with an externally recognised certification from Microsoft.
  • Boost your showing IT proficiency and learning autonomy.
  • Earn up to 15 Rise points ... which can be recognised within your degree.

Ticket Options


  • place 10:00 to 12:00 on 24/01/24 - BS 2.09
    Sit an Exam
    After you have worked flexibly to develop your skills in your chosen Microsoft Apps (Word, Excel and/or PowerPoint) using our curated LinkedIn Learning pathways and Microsoft's own platform, you can book to sit an exam in this session,