HECSU confirms status as Universities UK and GuildHE agency

January, 2017

The Report of the Review Group on UK Higher Education Sector Agencies published today (31 January) has confirmed the status of the Higher Education Careers Services Unit (HECSU) as an agency of Universities UK and GuildHE

Services provided by HECSU's commercial subsidiary Prospects, including the National Postgraduate Service, prospects.ac.uk and Higher Education Degree Datacheck, were recognised as important strategic functions that 'add significant value to higher education institutions.'

Responding to the report, Mike Hill, Chief Executive at HECSU said:

'We are now just one of seven agencies that have been granted this status. We have particularly welcomed recognition of the importance of our strategic functions in helping the sector achieve its collective and individual goals.

'HECSU's agency status means that Prospects is the only media agency that's owned by the higher education sector. This unique position is great news for recruiters targeting students and graduates, as it means we have direct links to universities.

'As well as offering penetration on 100% of UK university campuses, we offer valuable insight to the graduate labour market with an exclusive series of publications and events. Our web audience of over two million is highly engaged thanks to content written by university careers advisors and career planning tools developed collaboratively with the sector.'

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