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Become a Microsoft 365 Digital Champion and make a difference

22 Nov 2021

Staff and researchers are invited to apply for a chance to become one of our Microsoft 365 Digital Champions

Microsoft 365 Digital Champions Network

Champions will receive 12 months of structured training in Microsoft 365; using this to provide peer support and guidance to their local area and the wider University. 

The Microsoft 365 (M365) office suite and Teams is becoming central to the way we work at the University. To support our colleagues to get the best out of this we are delighted to announce that the IT Modernisation programme are partnering with Microsoft adoption specialists 365Tribe, a Microsoft accredited partner to launch the M365 Digital Champions Network.

The M365 Digital Champions will receive training on new and existing digital tools and will be given the help to develop the interpersonal skills required to support their business areas to adopt new ways of working with Microsoft 365. Training will cover Teams, OneNote, SharePoint, OneDrive, Planner, Forms and more, as well as improving skills in more familiar products like Word, Excel and PowerPoint, helping you and your colleagues to learn, work smarter, more efficiently, and importantly – have fun whilst doing it!  ​ 

The programme will be delivered remotely by our external partners and will typically require a time commitment of around two hours a week over a 12-month period, which could be done flexibly to accommodate peaks and troughs in your workload. Before applying you will need to seek the permission of your line manager. 

Our quick application form should take less than five minutes to complete. It asks what area of the University that you work for, who your line manager is, and for you to rank your existing knowledge of M365 applications. Ranking of your knowledge will not determine selection – it is designed to help us monitor the success of the 12-month training programme. The application form will close on Friday 10 December at 11pm.

Final places will be awarded to ensure a fair representation of staff from all Faculties, Directorates, and Institutes. In cases of oversubscription, final decisions will be made by senior leadership teams. Applicants will find out if they have been successful or not by Tuesday 11 January. Further training phases may be introduced if the demand is there. 

To apply or find out more please visit our Digital Champions page: