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Luminate is the home of data, trends, advice and thought leadership on the school leaver and graduate labour market. Providing a fresh voice for the sector, it is aimed at careers advisers, recruiters, employers and anyone interested in labour market information

We work with a range of industry experts to bring you views and insights. Luminate dissects the latest research, making it easier to apply and use in a work context.

For more in-depth analysis, special reports are available to download, such as the annual What do graduates do?

Luminate events run throughout the year to bring you face-to-face with the experts.

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Luminate is brought to you by Prospects, part of the Higher Education Careers Services Unit (HECSU), an agency of Universities UK and GuildHE. We are the only careers organisation to invest profits back into education and research.

Working at the heart of higher education for more than 40 years, Prospects provides a market-leading portfolio of graduate career and postgraduate study recruitment options. Working in partnership with higher and further education professional bodies and government, it delivers unique services that benefit the sector as a whole.

Our work

  • - the UK's biggest school leaver and graduate careers website with more than 2.3 million monthly browsers.
  • Prospects HEDD - an online government-backed degree verification service, which aims to combat degree fraud in higher education.
  • Prospects Course Exchange - uses XCRI-CAP feeds to manage the upload of postgraduate course data from HE providers to Prospects and other postgraduate course marketing websites. The service includes a free validation service, Prospects Course Check.

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