SkillsForge wins the North East Regional Final of Tech North’s Northern Stars!

On the evening of 5th October, SkillsForge, based at the University of York, won the North East Regional Final of the Tech North Northern Stars competition. The competition is one of the most prestigious tech challenges in the UK.

SkillsForge faced competition from 9 other business pitches and, having won the final, was automatically catapulted into the Grand Final of the Northern Stars which will take place in Manchester on 16th November 2017.

SkillsForge to provide its Postgraduate Researcher Progression Monitoring solution to the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Leading UK higher education software company, SkillsForge, has secured the contract to provide the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine with its Postgraduate Researcher Progression Monitoring solution.

SkillsForge CEO, Gary Fawcett, said: “We work with over 20 universities across the UK and understand that each institute has very different needs and requirements. SkillsForge is a very flexible system that can be bespoked to our client’s requirements easily. Workflows and forms, as well as look and feel and data integration, are generally simple configuration issues for us. This makes SkillsForge very malleable and yet highly cost effective. We are very pleased to win the contract with the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine we are very much looking forward to working with them over the coming years.”

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is a world-leading centre for research and postgraduate education in public and global health, with over 4,000 students and more than 1,000 staff working in over 100 countries across the world.

Based at the University of York campus, SkillsForge is a leading provider of course booking and progression monitoring systems to Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). The SkillsForge software as a service solution currently serves in excess of 160,000 HEI users and over 14,000 postgraduate researchers.

For more information visit www.skillsforge.com

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is a world-leading centre for research and postgraduate education in public and global health, with more than 4,000 students and 1,000 staff working in over 100 countries. The School is one of the highest-rated research institutions in the UK, is among the world’s leading schools in public and global health, and was named University of the Year in the Times Higher Education Awards 2016. Its mission is to improve health and health equity in the UK and worldwide; working in partnership to achieve excellence in public and global health research, education and translation of knowledge into policy and practice. www.lshtm.ac.uk

SkillsForge wins two awards!

We at SkillsForge are proud to announce that we won two prestigious awards at the recent Educate North & UK Leadership Awards 2017.  The awards were as follows:

  • University Entrepreneurs Challenge Award
  • Innovation Award

“The judges felt that SkillsForge was a leader in this sector. The innovative idea and the way it is executed is truly remarkable.”

The award ceremony was held on Thursday 27th April 2017.

The Educate North & UK Leadership Awards and Conference, in association with The Telegraph Media Group is a prestigious one-day conference and high profile awards event, which celebrates, recognises and shares best practice and excellence in the education sector in the North.

University Entrepreneurs Challenge is a competition to showcase the most innovative, creative and successful businesses to have been incubated and brought to life by the university enterprise sector across the north of England.

SkillsForge secures funding from the European Regional Development Funded Product and Process Innovation (PAPI) project

Leading UK higher education software company, SkillsForge, has secured funding from the European Funded Product and Process Innovation (PAPI) project.  The funding will support the research and purchase of an advanced business intelligence solution that can be integrated with the core SkillsForge product.  This will create improved and new services which will enable growth of SkillsForge’s turnover and staffing levels.

SkillsForge CEO, Gary Fawcett, said: “SkillsForge works with over 20 universities across the UK and there is a clear requirement for ever improving business intelligence requirements.  The funding will enable SkillsForge to meet these requirements for many years to come.”

The PAPI project is funded by the European Regional Development Fund. The PAPI project provides grants for equipment and capital purchases that enable innovation in small businesses in York, North Yorkshire and East Riding. A grant of 40% is available on project spend of between £20k – £50K, which equates to a grant of between £8k and £20k.

Based at the University of York campus, SkillsForge is a leading provider of course booking and progression monitoring systems to Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). The SkillsForge software as a service solution currently serves in excess of 160,000 HEI users and over 14,000 postgraduate researchers.

For more information visit www.skillsforge.com

For more press information, please contact Gary Fawcett, gary.fawcett@york.ac.uk

 European Regional Development Fund

The project is to receive up to £10.4k of funding from the England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. The Department for Communities and Local Government (and in London the intermediate body Greater London Authority) is the Managing Authority for European Regional Development Fund.

SkillsForge shortlisted for the University Entrepreneurs Challenge Award 2017!

We are pleased to announce that we have been shortlisted for the University Entrepreneurs Challenge, part of the prestigious Educate – North and UK Leadership Awards and Conference 2017.

This event is produced in association with The Telegraph Media Group and is being held at The Hilton Hotel, Deansgate, Manchester on 27th April 2017.

 

We are shortlisted for the Educate North & UK Leadership awards

We are pleased to announce that we have been short listed in the Innovation category for the Educate North & UK Leadership awards.  The award ceremony will take place in Manchester on 27th April.

SkillsForge to provide its Postgraduate researcher professional development solution to the University of Warwick

Leading UK higher education software company, SkillsForge, has secured the contract to provide the University of Warwick with its Postgraduate professional development solution for the next 3 years.

The University of Warwick carried out a competitive tender process during 2016 for the supply of the solution with the contract being awarded to SkillsForge in December 2016.

SkillsForge CEO, Gary Fawcett, said: “We work with over 20 universities across the UK and understand that each institute has very different needs and requirements.   SkillsForge is a very flexible system that can be bespoked to our client’s requirements easily.  Workflows and forms, as well as look and feel, are generally simple configuration issues for us.  This makes SkillsForge very malleable and yet highly cost effective.  We feel that there is significant kudos in supplying the University of Warwick with our system and we are very much looking forward to working with them over the coming years.”

The University of Warwick is the UK’s 7th highest ranking University – (The Times and The Sunday Times, September 2016) with over 24,500 students and 5,900 staff.  Possessing 9,540 Postgraduate researchers the University of Warwick is renowned for delivering world class research with a clear vision of enabling its students to succeed.

Dan Pearson, Senior Assistant Registrar of the Graduate School from the University of Warwick, said: “We have been very impressed with SkillsForge since the start of the tender process; Skills Forge took the time to understand our needs and their professionalism, flexibility and service to date have been highly valued as they work with us on implementing our new Professional Development Framework. One of the real selling points of engaging SkillsForge was their understanding of Higher Education and how Postgraduate Research Students engage with their own professional development.  We look forward to working with SkillsForge for the implementation of the Warwick SkillsForge system and beyond.”

Based at the University of York campus, SkillsForge is a leading provider of course booking and progression monitoring systems to Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). SkillsForge software as a service solution currently serves in excess of 160,000 HEI users and over 14,000 post graduate researchers.

For more information visit www.skillsforge.com

For more press information, please contact Gary Fawcett, gary.fawcett@york.ac.uk

“The University of Warwick, founded in 1965, is consistently ranked as one of the UK’s top 10 and of the world’s top 100 universities, with more than 24,500 students. The university has a strong tradition of working in collaboration with business and industry and benefits from its excellent reputation in research and teaching.”

SkillsForge Secures Contract For Manchester Metropolitan University Postgraduate Researcher Progression Monitoring

Leading UK higher education software company, SkillsForge, is celebrating following its appointment by Manchester Metropolitan University (Manchester Met) to provide its postgraduate researcher progression monitoring solution.

Thanks to its highly flexible software service for course booking and postgraduate progression monitoring, York-based SkillsForge won the competitive tender process and has signed a minimum three year contract with the university.

SkillsForge CEO, Gary Fawcett, said: “We work with a number of universities across the UK and understand that each institute has very different needs and requirements. Throughout the tender we were able to clearly demonstrate just how bespoke and cost effective SkillsForge software is. We’re thrilled to be delivering the solution to Manchester Met – the contract is an exciting one for us and underlines the tremendous flexibility of SkillsForge combined with its powerful inherent functionality.”

Manchester Met is the UK’s largest campus based university with over 37,000 students and 4,300 staff. With plans to significantly increase its research resources and capabilities, it needed to implement a system to manage and support its post-graduate researchers.

Project sponsor and Head of Graduate School Dr Catherine Mills, from Manchester Met said: “We are delighted to be working with SkillsForge on our postgraduate research project. Their responses to our requirements were detailed, knowledgeable and clear, and the flexibility of the system will allow us to create an excellent tool for the monitoring and progression of our postgraduate researchers.

“We are looking forward to having a system that utilises SkillsForge’s experience in previous deliveries but also takes into account our needs and processes to create something that is tailored to Manchester Met.”

Based at the University of York campus, SkillsForge is a leading provider of course booking and progression monitoring systems to Higher Education Institutions (HEIs). SkillsForge software as a service solution currently serves in excess of 150,000 HEI users and over 14,000 post graduate researchers.

For more information visit www.skillsforge.co.uk

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For more press information, please contact Gary Fawcett, gary.fawcett@york.ac.uk 

Editor’s Notes:

Manchester Metropolitan University was awarded university status in 1992 and is part of the largest higher education campus in the UK and one of the most extensive education centres in Europe.

With a history dating back 150 years, we have a combination of the traditional and the contemporary that sets MMU apart and gives us our distinct character.

Manchester Metropolitan University is one of the largest campus-based universities in the UK with a total student population of more than 37,000. Our claim is to be the University for World Class professionals with an emphasis on vocational education and employability.

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