Destinations, destinations, destinations
We believe that destinations - where students end up after school - is even more important than their academic performance. We partner with you to support students to progress into the best opportunity for them.
We do this by providing a one-stop-shop where students can explore their interests, then find and successfully apply for their best next step after school. We also help you and your colleagues to manage the progression process effectively.
Explore how interests lead to different education and training pathways. See what steps need to be ticked off to stand the best chance of application success. Study expert guides explaining how to navigate each step in the application process. Use MOOCs to try out different subject areas.
Compare every US university, every undergraduate course in the UK, every undergraduate programme taught in English in Europe, as well as opportunities in Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Compare every UK degree apprenticeship and School Leaver Programme, and every Oxbridge college and FE college course.
One place to collaboratively draft all the materials needed for applications - from the Common App Essay to UK Personal Statements, from US Letters of Recommendation to UK References. Best-practice guidance, multi-teacher feedback, complete version histories.
At-a-glance reports on where each student has got to with their applications. Record every careers guidance interaction. Support planning the year’s careers guidance programme. Plug-and-play careers teaching resources for every year group and pathway. Record and analyse destinations data.
How do schools rate us?
Over 1,000 partner schools say...
of our schools describe Unifrog as 'very' intuitive and easy to use.
of our schools rate our customer service as 'very good' or 'fantastic'.
of our schools say they would recommend us to other schools.
Who uses Unifrog?
More than 1,000 schools around the world
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We visit you to plan how you will embed the platform throughout the academic year, and across multiple year groups. We train you and your colleagues. Book a demonstration so that you can see our award winning platform in action, and meet one of our committed team members.
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Unifrog and the Gatsby Benchmarks
We think that whatever the context of a particular school, and wherever it is in the world, the Gatsby Benchmarks provide a good framework for implementing outstanding guidance provision. Here's how Unifrog has been designed to help you meet the Benchmarks:
Gatsby Benchmark and how Unifrog helps
- Free, adaptable Year Plans for every year group / grade that make it easy for you to develop a stable careers programme that's built around Unifrog. We are always on hand to support you to fine-tune your Plans.
- Easily downloadable data and powerful management tools so you can continually assess and improve your careers strategy and provision.
Learning from career and labour market information
- An entire Careers Library devoted to providing students with a wealth of information about the range of career pathways available to them.
- Up-to-date LMI on almost 1,000 career profiles along with access to the full range of post-16 and post-18 opportunities available to students.
Addressing the needs of each pupil
- Each student has their own profile that empowers them to explore potential pathways and then find and apply to the best next step in life for them.
- The breadth of the Unifrog platform means that schools can tailor their careers guidance provision to suit the specific needs of each student.
- Straightforward functionality to assign students to particular groups such as 'Bursary', 'Pupil Premium' or 'Risk of NEET'.
Linking curriculum learning to careers
- Our Careers and Subjects Libraries make it easy for teachers across the school to link their subjects to relevant career pathways.
- Careers lesson interactions and activities can be easily recorded by teachers on the platform.
Encounters with employers and employees
- Our UK Apprenticeships Tool is updated every 24 hours and pulls together all the key information about every live vacancy from Traineeships to Degree Apprenticeships, as well as supporting students to apply.
- The Careers Library enables students to hear from a range of employers and employees to understand more about what their job entails and the pathway they took to get there.
Experiences of workplaces
- Year Plan to factor in work experience and workplace visits for students.
- Tools to record both activities and interactions related to workplace experiences.
Encounters with further and higher education
- Our University and FE Search Tools ensure students can easily compare every academic and vocational opportunity available to them.
- The Subjects and Know How Libraries support students to understand the range of routes available and how to make an excellent application.
- Year Plan for scheduling FE and HE on-site sessions as well as visits.
- The Careers Interactions Tool means you can easily facilitate face-to-face careers advice as well as ensuring all students receive the personal guidance they should be getting.
- Libraries of videos and career profiles provide a strong base for students to prepare for guidance meetings with a career adviser.
Frequently asked questions
How does my school or college join?
Contact us and we'll demonstrate the tool to you in person - there’s absolutely no obligation or charge for this. If you decide to come on board we will visit you to plan how you will embed the platform throughout the academic year, and across multiple year groups. We will train you and your colleagues, and run student assemblies. We are fully committed to helping you make the most out of Unifrog.
Where does Unifrog's data come from?
Lots of places. This includes UCAS, the National Apprenticeships Service, The National Careers Service, Unistats, HESA, The Guardian, HEPI, the Cabinet Office, the Office for National Statistics, the Commission for Employment and Skills, the Department for Business Innovation and Skills, Ofsted, every UK university, UK university alumni, FutureLearn, Coursera, Udacity, Iversity, every college at Oxford and Cambridge, and QS. We keep all our data bang up to date - for example, apprenticeships vacancies are updated every night.
We keep complete version histories of students' essays and teachers' references and letters of recommendation. If you delete students by accident we can get them back again in full as long as you alert us within a month. If you delete students by accident and then alert us after a month, the data we can restore about them might not be complete, and we will charge you for the cost of the data recovery.
Are you self-certified against the UK DfE's standards as a Cloud Software Service for Schools?
Yes. Download our self-certification statements here.
You can read our website terms here.
You can read our service terms here.
How secure is my customer information?
We use the Salesforce CRM platform to record customer information, like your subscription term, school type and contact details. Read about Salesforce's data security policy here.
How secure is the platform?
Very. Below is more information.
We take data security very seriously
EU-only data centres
Student data and backups are only stored and processed in EU data centres. All data is stored in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 2018. Our ICO registration reference is Z357522X, and we are self-certified against the UK DfE's standards as a Cloud Software Service for Schools.
Servers sit behind multiple firewalls within a VPC which is only accessible via a VPN; only ports 80 and 443 are publicly accessible. The database server is not accessible outside the VPC.
Student data and backups are encrypted at rest and in transit using 256-bit AES encryption. You can check our supported protocols and ciphers here. Sensitive data such as passwords are hashed and salted.
Layered access security
Administrators have limited access to student data, and only when strictly necessary. We use user-type appropriate password rules regarding password length, complexity, age, number of allowed failed logins per day, re-use of old passwords, and 2-step authentication.
Our servers and technology infrastructures are provided by Amazon Web Services. Only our lead developers and our Managing Director have access to this environment. Servers are automatically updated as soon as security patches are released.
Backups are made daily, and retained in reducing granularity for a minimum of 3 months. Point-in-time recovery is also available up to 5 minutes behind current time. Backups are held in multiple geographical locations.
Files uploaded to our Locker tool are not deleted until 180 days after a student has been removed from the Unifrog platform. Our storage gives files 99.999999999% durability, and we store in multiple regions.
Snapshots are taken at 1 hour intervals, are retained in reducing granularity for a minimum of 3 months, and are held in multiple geographical locations.
We keep complete version histories of our application creation tools like our Common App Essay, Personal Statement and Teacher Reference tools. If users delete student accounts by accident, we can bring the student accounts back again as long as we are alerted within one month.
Vulnerability assessments are performed regularly, both manually and automatically by our developers. Realtime protection is also provided by Amazon Web Services.
What's the point?
What we're working towards
When he was a teacher at Highbury Grove School in London, Alex was inspired by an exciting group of students to start The Access Project, a charity that aims to help disadvantaged kids get into prestigious universities. The Access Projects's main focus was organising free one-to-one tuition, but it soon became clear that the students also struggled with making the best choices on which universities to apply to. Alex and Coralie realised that there was already a wealth of data available to students to make these choices, but nowhere that actually helped them navigate this information. This was the beginning of Unifrog! Alex left The Access Project (which is still going strong) to focus full time on Unifrog.
The platform grew from helping students explore their UK university choices to encompassing post-high school choices around the world, including apprenticeships and Further Education colleges in the UK, US and Canadian universities, and degrees taught in English in Europe and soon Hong Kong, Australia and many more countries. In parallel, Unifrog expanded its functionality to help both students and their counselors with the whole application process - from deciding on a subject area and writing application essays or teacher recommendations, to building an application and sending it.
Throughout its growth, Unifrog's aim has stayed the same: to bring all the available information into a single, user-friendly platform that helps students to make the best choices, and submit the strongest applications. Rather than allowing algorithms or advertising to have any influence, Unifrog presents information impartially, and puts the power for decision making in the hands of students and teachers. Unifrog's long term goal is to provide students and teachers with a one-stop-shop for finding and applying for any opportunity taught in English, anywhere in the world.
How we work
The Unifrog Way of Working
Our mission is to level the playing field when it comes to young people finding the best opportunities for them; we put having a positive social impact before anything else.
Within the company we try to foster a culture of innovation, and a happy working environment, both because this is the right thing to do, and because we think this results in the most effective team. To this end we believe in open communication, celebrating successes, supporting each other, not being afraid to be wrong or to fail, and promoting good ideas wherever they come from. We also believe in the power of diversity in all its forms, including in terms of culture, religion, age, socio-economic background, race, gender, sexual orientation, personality, life experiences and disability.
We are dedicated to continually improving our platform and how we deliver our services. We hugely value our customers, and respond to their input. When you interact with us, you will find us to be prompt, polite, straightforward and positive. Anything less would not be the Unifrog way of working!