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Get the most out of your student journey with SkillsForge

At SkillsForge, we know that the knowledge and experience gained from a successful postgraduate research (PGR) programme benefits the student, the institution and wider society. We also know how difficult it can be for institutions to effectively monitor supervision, progression and provide support for every research student on their individual journeys.

That’s where we come in.

Our postgraduate progression and supervision solutions help institutions to get the best out of their students throughout their entire journey, from admissions to examinations. Our streamlined, tailored processes possess a fully-integrated course booking system and skills framework, with bespoke forms and workflows that can integrate with your existing student records and HR systems. With SkillsForge, you can achieve best practice in postgraduate progression monitoring and supervision, student journey management, skills management and course booking.

SkillsForge is a proud member of the following:

SkillsForge enables users

Users can:

  • Track and record their progress against their programme timeline and deadlines
  • Initiate workflows to efficiently process requests
  • Self-analyse and reflect on their skills
  • Produce a development plan
  • Choose, book and track development activities
  • Improve their outcomes
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SkillsForge enables supervisors

Supervisors can:

  • At a glance see their students programme status and any outstanding deadlines
  • Initiate workflows to efficiently process requests
  • Easily and quickly overview student skills
  • Track their students' skills development over time
  • Reduce student/supervisor communication barriers and support transparency
  • Manage their own self development activities

SkillsForge enables institutions

Institutions can:

  • Comprehensively monitor progress for individual students, across cohorts and departments and across all post graduate researchers
  • Initiate workflows to efficiently process requests
  • Automatically manage all course booking requirements
  • Record interactions for UK Visa & Immigration
  • Integrate easily with other institutional systems to increase efficiency and effectiveness
  • Produce comprehensive management information through the business intelligence reporting solution
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Illustration of a woman working on her laptop

SkillsForge enables users

Users can:

  • Track and record progress against personal timeline and deadlines
  • Initiate workflows to efficiently process requests
  • Self-analyse and reflect on skills
  • Produce a skills development plan
  • Choose, book and track development activities
  • Improve academic management, personal development and employability
Illustration of a student and supervisor shaking hands

SkillsForge enables supervisors

Supervisors can:

  • See students’ programme status and any outstanding deadlines
  • Initiate workflows to efficiently process requests
  • Get a quick and easy overview of students’ skills
  • Track students' skills development over time
  • Reduce student/supervisor communication barriers and support transparency
  • Manage own self development activities
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SkillsForge enables institutions

Institutions can:

  • Comprehensively monitor progress for individuals across entire cohorts of postgraduate research students
  • Initiate workflows to efficiently process requests
  • Automatically manage all course booking requirements
  • Record interactions for UK Visa & Immigration
  • Integrate the software easily with other institutional systems
  • Produce comprehensive and valuable management information through the business intelligence reporting solution

Our products

SkillsForge offers a range of products as part of its software as a service (SaaS) solution:

  • For Postgraduate Researchers (PGR) & Higher Degree Researchers (HDR):
    • Student Journey Management - from Admissions to Examinations
    • Progression Monitoring and Supervision
    • Skills Assessment, Development and Tracking (for research students & staff)
  • For all roles within a university, as well as external roles:
    • Development Activity Search, Booking and Automated Course Administration
    • Business Intelligence (BI) Reporting through our integrated third party solution, YellowFin

Visit our Functionality page to find out more about the many features of each product.