Become the University of the Future

Get the insight that will help you align your portfolio with industry, engage students and employers, and lead to better employment outcomes.
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Your Mission and Our Insight

The Government and industry leaders are throwing down the gauntlet to universities, challenging them to make it their mission to teach the skills that are needed by employers and to achieve better employment outcomes. Our aim is to give you the insight you need to answer this challenge and ensure you are making great use of public funds.

"Lightcast’s data is an essential component in our portfolio review process, allowing us to understand the skills being sought by employers and ensure that our students are taught the skills required as they seek to progress their careers."

Ian Marsden,

Market Insight Officer

University of Derby

How Can We Help Your University?

Better alignment of courses with industry needs and achieving better employment outcomes for students have not traditionally been issues at the top of the agenda for most universities. But as you are increasingly being challenged on these issues, how can you tackle them?

The key to solving both challenges lies in better use of local insight to understand employer demand. We are working with universities across the country and internationally to help them solve these issues in their portfolio planning, student engagement, degree apprenticeships, and impact assessment.

How Can Our Data Help Your Organisation?

Our data and insights are helping hundreds of organisations across the UK and globally as they seek to create prosperity in their area. By working with us, you will be enabled to:

Understand your region’s labour market

Our data gives you an in-depth understanding of the employment trends, industry make-up, and in-demand jobs and skills within your labour market.

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Assess priorities and opportunities

Our insights give you a highly detailed view of employer demand for jobs and skills in your area, leaving you far better placed to identify which interventions to prioritise.

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Build an evidence-based strategy

Our data gives you the tools that will enable you to take a robust, data-driven approach to building a strategy and taking decisions relating to your labour market.

Check out our 7 point customer pledge to see how we will provide ongoing support to ensure you get the most out of our solutions.

By working with us you will have...

Peace of mind knowing that your courses really are improving student employability and meeting industry needs.
Assurance that your are meeting TEF requirements and using public funds effectively.
Confidence that your institution is transforming the lives of the students and regions you serve.

What Particular Challenge do You Have?

We are currently working with a number of universities across the country, providing solutions to a number of challenges. Click on the appropriate box below to find out more.