Education tech firm Solutionpath is creating new jobs after winning a number of university contracts worth £775,000.

The company has signed deals with Salford, Sunderland, Northampton and Essex universities to provide its StREAM student engagement analytics and monitoring software.

The new contracts were all secured within the space of one month, and will allow the business, which has offices in Leeds, London and Manchester, to create five new jobs over the coming months.

Solutionpath says its StREAM product can help universities improve the retention, academic performance and wellness of students.

“These new client wins are tremendously exciting for us,” CEO and co-founder Howard Hall said.

“They mark the growing recognition that our unique StREAM analytics product, which has been several years in development and refinement and is not only the market-leading product but is 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, and improve student retention, and course completion, but also providing a safety net for students on wellness issues.”

The StREAM analytics product measures and analyses student ‘engagement’ by accurately assessing data relating 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.

The software helps to identify ‘at risk’ students at a much earlier stage than would otherwise be possible. This enables staff to intervene rapidly and offer the support the student needs to get back on track.