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Putting pupils in control: an action research project exploring progression opportunities

November 16, 2017

Go Higher West Yorkshire is a partnership of 12 Higher Education Providers, and we operate the HEFCE-funded National Collaborative Outreach Programme (NCOP) in our region. Across our partners, provision includes a diverse offer of progression opportunities for people of all ages to access Higher Education – including apprenticeships, diplomas and flexible degree programmes alongside more […]

Go Higher West Yorkshire launches its pioneering Care Leaver Covenant.

October 25, 2017

As part of National Care Leavers Week, Go Higher West Yorkshire is delighted to announce an innovative new formal commitment to supporting care leavers into and during their higher education (HE) journey. The Care Leaver Covenant demonstrates the commitment made and support offered to care leavers by all twelve of our HE partners in West […]

Funding secured for degree apprenticeships in Nursing, Policing, Healthcare, Education and Construction

October 5, 2017

14 new degree apprenticeships in Nursing, Policing, Healthcare, Education and Construction are being developed in West Yorkshire, thanks to government funding announced today (3 October 2017). Led by Leeds Trinity University, a consortium of 11 higher education providers and 20 business and public sector partners in the region, have been granted £298,800 through HEFCE’s competitive […]

Leeds Arts University established as Leeds College of Art gains university status

August 22, 2017

Leeds Arts University has been formally recognised as the new title for Leeds College of Art, having been granted full university status by the Privy Council. Having undergone a rigorous appraisal process Leeds Arts University will now be the only specialist arts university in the North of England. Founded in 1846 as the Leeds Government […]

Go Higher West Yorkshire secures major HEFCE funding

January 23, 2017

Go Higher West Yorkshire (formerly the HEART partnership) has won a bid for a major new project through the National Collaborative Outreach Programme (NCOP). The programme invited proposals to run collaborative outreach initiatives in areas where higher education participation is lower than might be expected when achievement at GCSE is considered. NCOP is part of […]

Yorkshire foster families get festive at Leeds Beckett

January 23, 2017

Children aged between six and 16 took part in the fun day with their foster families, joining in with arts and crafts before taking a tour of the Leeds Beckett state-of-the-art music studios and recording Christmas carols with the Beckett Choir. The families were then able to take home CDs of their performances to keep. […]

Student Logo Competition

November 4, 2016

Earlier this year the HEART Partnership decided to change their name to Go Higher West Yorkshire. We are now inviting students from our twelve partner institutions to design the Go Higher West Yorkshire Logo. The brief is to design a unique logo/visual symbol together with a suggested type style and type face suitable for use […]

HEART Summer School 2016

August 24, 2016

Summer School 2016 Building upon the success of last year’s pilot, this year’s HEART Collaborative HE Experience Summer School took place in July. Generously hosted by Leeds Beckett University and supported by partner institutions, eight schools took part in the three-day residential, comprising a total of 75 Year 10 students from across the region. Participants […]

New Teaching Resources Available from Leeds University for schools

June 10, 2016

The School of Languages, Cultures and Societies is pleased to introduce a set of new materials for A-Level teachers of French, Spanish and German, aimed at the teaching film and literature as part of the new A-Levels. They have been designed to offer guidance to MFL teachers in selecting and teaching these aspects of the […]

Theatre of Debate visits West Yorkshire Schools

April 19, 2016

Supported by HEART, the Theatre of Debate performed their thought-provoking play, ‘People are Messy’, to students across the region, at seven West Yorkshire schools during March 2016. A public performance of the play was also hosted by the University of Leeds. ‘People are Messy’ play targets pupils aged 13 + and engages its audiences in an informed debate […]