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SkillsForge secures Manchester Metropolitan University contract

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.

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