Providing the opportunity for students to try before they apply

Powered by Springpod, our Subject Tasters offering on, provides an online learning platform that connects students with HE providers.

Through on-demand "Subject Spotlight" experiences, students can gain valuable subject insight, while enhancing their Personal Statement, to help them successfully decide on and apply for the right course.

Now integrated within the UCAS Hub, our partnership with Springpod enables students to "try before they apply" by accessing engaging virtual experiences. 

"80% of students who have taken part in a Subject Spotlight say it gave them a better perception of that degree and has led to them considering applying."

What are Subject Spotlights?

Subject Spotlights give students a chance to experience higher education courses before they apply.  

Powered by Springpod, HE providers can engage students with approved, interactive content including videos, insights, and tasks, all expertly crafted and delivered by their own academics.

Completely free and accessible on-demand, each Subject Spotlight offers 30-40 minutes of high-quality interactive video content. They provide an authentic glimpse into university-level study, supporting students to make informed decisions about their future. 


Where can your Subject Spotlight be seen?

Found within the UCAS Hub, students will be able to view Subject Spotlights across key engagement pages on, depending on your selected package.

"57% of students stated that understanding the course and its modules was the most critical factor when planning to apply to university."

The power of Subject Spotlights on
Boost student knowledge
Empower students with greater confidence and insight into their decisions. Universities award certificates of completion, which students can reference to bolster their personal statements. 
Personalised Content
Tailored to students' preferences and choices within their Hub profile, ensuring a bespoke experience.
Hands-On Experience

Prospective applicants can dive into course work, virtual lectures, and interactive video content, providing invaluable firsthand insight. 


Informed Decision-Making
Provide young individuals with the tools they need to make informed decisions about their future educational path.
Meaningful Connections
Create valuable connections with prospective applicants and your academics, allowing students to gain an insider's perspective on higher education study.

Subject Spotlight Packages:

In the 2023 cycle, universities saw an average of 21% lead to application conversion rate from their Subject Spotlights.

Give your future applicants the opportunity to sample your courses today

Explore how you can boost your course subjects and build future connections with Subject Spotlights on


Get in touch with Springpod to find out more.