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HECSU group

The charitable objectives of HECSU are carried out by Prospects, which provides careers information, degree verification, labour market insights, and other services to students, graduates, university careers services and employers.

Strategic delivery partnership

As part of the review of sector agencies by Universities UK, HECSU formed a strategic delivery partnership with the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), Jisc and UCAS. It is focused on improving the efficiency and effectiveness of data-related functions and services to higher education.

  • HECSU
  • HESA
  • Jisc
  • UCAS

Websites and services

HECSU's charitable objectives are carried out by Prospects, providing students, graduates, university careers services, employers and others with a range of services through its suite of websites.

  • Careers advice, jobs and postgraduate study opportunities

    Prospects.ac.uk is the UK's biggest graduate careers website with more than 2.4 million monthly browsers. The site guides students and graduates through every step of their career journey with employment and further study opportunities as well as unique careers content written by AGCAS and industry professionals.

    Visit the Prospects.ac.uk website

  • Labour market insights

    Luminate provides a fresh voice for the sector.  It houses the new online edition of What do graduates do? publication and is the primary repository for our reports and research. As well as being an indispensable labour market information (LMI) resource, Luminate provides views and insights from our own experts, such as Charlie Ball, as well as industry and sector guests.

    Visit the Prospects Luminate website

  • Degree and candidate verification

    Prospects Hedd is an online government-backed degree verification service which aims to combat degree fraud in higher education. It helps universities to manage incoming requests from employers, agencies and other universities in their candidate verification.

    Visit the Prospects Hedd website

  • Postgraduate course data

    Prospects Course Exchange uses XCRI-CAP feeds to manage the upload of postgraduate course data from higher education providers to Prospects and other postgraduate course marketing websites. The service includes a free validation service, Prospects Course Check.

    Visit the Prospects Course Exchange website

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