Introducing Subject Spotlights

An immersive, cinematic and engaging course taster experience

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In a recent Springpod survey, 57% of our student users stated that understanding the course and its modules was the most critical factor when planning on going to university. Yet institutions are not doing enough to inform students well-enough about what a particular course entails.

Subject Spotlights were created to solve this problem

Subject Spotlights enable prospective undergraduate students to access some of the most exemplary academics in the UK to help them make more informed decisions about which course to study at uni.

Each Subject Spotlight is impartial and allows students to experience a taster module from an undergraduate course. The content is delivered in a short-lecture format, which includes engaging functionality, such as interactive video, quizzes and content. This bridges the gap between uni and college.

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Use cases

Subject Spotlights can be utilised to meet the needs of each institution. Whether it be increasing course applications, or growing your brand in a new international region. Here are common use cases:

  • Subject-specific lead generation
  • International recruitment campaigns
  • Clearing and course conversion campaigns
  • Brand awareness & widening participation
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Frequently asked questions

If you have any questions about Subject Spotlights, please get in touch at We’ve also outlined some areas below:
Who produces the content?
We do! We have a production team in house, who will visit your campus to record the content. We also take care of the post-production from sound, to colour and motion graphics - we take care of it all.
How long does a Spotlight take to create?
After we have filmed the Spotlight, it takes roughly between 4-6 weeks to turnaround the final edit. This does depend on the time it takes for feedback and amendments.
Where are the Spotlights hosted?
The Spotlights live on our Uni experience hub. This is where we include interactivity and where we track student engagement.
How long do they stay on Springpod for?
Your spotlight will live on Springpod forever. However, if you require any changes to the Spotlight there might be a cost to re-film or edit the content.
How do we showcase our university brand?
As Subject Spotlights are impartial, we have designed the user experience including a non-introduce university & course showcase featured centre. The showcase consists of a written summary as well as imagery.
Do you offer discounts for more than one spotlight?
Yes we do, please speak with our Higher Education Partnerships team for more details.