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Universities coming on StREAM

Solutionpath's analytics software wins £775,000 of higher education contracts in one month

Posted by Julian Owen | October 18, 2017 | Business

Solutionpath, an education technology business based in Leeds, has won new contracts to supply its StREAM student engagement analytics and monitoring software to four English universities. Its StREAM software product is designed to help universities not only improve student retention and boost academic performance, but also help universities improve student wellness by identifying students with challenges.

The new contracts, all secured within the space of one month and worth £775,000, are with Northampton, Essex, Salford and Sunderland universities, which between them have a student population of over 60,000.

StREAM analytics product, measures and analyses student engagement by accurately assessing student data already collected by universities. The data relates to students’ digital interactions with the university, which are logged each time day-to-day activities such as using the library or attending lectures are carried out, alongside academic progress.

Using the software, at risk students are identified at a much earlier stage than would otherwise be possible, enabling staff to intervene rapidly and offer the support the student needs to get back on track. 

"For a student who withdraws from their studies at university before completion, or fails to achieve the level of degree they could have done, it can be a personal disaster."

A three-year trial recently completed with undergraduates at Nottingham Trent University found that StREAM helped to generate double digit improvements in academic performance, with 11 per cent more students achieving first class or 2:1 honours degrees.

Howard Hall, CEO and co-founder of Solutionpath, said: “These new client wins are tremendously exciting for us. They mark the growing recognition that our unique StREAM analytics product is not only the market leading product but also a highly effective tool that is having a significant positive impact both for students and for universities. Not only are we helping our clients improve academic outcomes, student retention and course completion, but also providing a safety net for students on wellness issues.”

He added: “For a student who withdraws from their studies at university before completion, or fails to achieve the level of degree they could have done, it can be a personal disaster. For the university involved there are usually costly financial implications of lost course fee revenues as well. Now many of those instances can be avoided, which is good news for students, staff and universities alike.” 

As a result of the four new contract wins, Solutionpath, which has offices in Leeds, London and Manchester plans to create five new jobs over the coming months. The business is currently working with 11 universities in the UK and internationally, and has recently launched into the US market.

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