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Robert Henderson, a second year Edge Hill University computing student, was recently awarded second place at the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) UK & Ireland Championship Final.  

Taking the opportunity to sit an optional Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certificate alongside his  BSc (Hons) Computing (Games Programming) degree, Robert not only passed his exam but made it through to the MOS UK & Ireland Championship final in the Microsoft Word category, beating thousands of entries across the UK and Ireland.

Robert Henderson posing for a photo with his Microsoft Office Specialist Certificate.

When I took the first MOS exam, I never expected to make it to the championships, let alone to come second out of the whole of the UK and Ireland. I undertook the certification to take advantage of the opportunity given to me, as well as to bolster my experiences and employability options for the future. I would wholeheartedly encourage anyone who gets the chance to take the exam to do so, you won’t regret it!

Robert Henderson
BSc (Hons) Computing (Games Programming)


What is the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) UK & IE Championship?

The Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Championship is a global competition that is operated and sponsored in the UK and Ireland by Prodigy Learning. It tests students’ skills on Microsoft Office applications with over 30,000 students across the UK & Ireland competing in the championship each year by passing a Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) exam. Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification is the world’s most recognised computing qualification for verifying a person’s skills and abilities in Microsoft’s Office applications. 

With 72% of hiring managers more likely to hire someone with a certification, it is a highlight of our year to host the UK & Ireland MOS Championship Final. Congratulations to Robert on an incredible achievement, we know he will have a very successful future career.

Andrew Lenehan
Regional Account Manager, Prodigy Learning
Microsoft Office Specialist UK & Ireland Champion poster

The Department of Computer Science’s strategy is to encourage all Edge Hill University students to get involved with as many extracurricular activities as they can. The aim of this is to enable our students to grow as individuals and gain invaluable experiences and discussion points when embarking on their future career. 

July 20, 2023

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