We are here to help students access and prepare for Higher Education in West Yorkshire.
Here you’ll find events such as open days, help choosing a course, and tips on application writing. We also provide advice on student finance, living away from home and insight into what to expect from Higher Education.
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The role of teachers, advisors, parents, carers and guardians is crucial in supporting students and potential students to access Higher Education. Whether supporting someone by raising attainment, helping them to make informed choices, or by providing practical information and guidance, Go Higher West Yorkshire can help.
We’ve compiled a list of resources, including lesson plans, videos, links to useful websites, quizzes and other activities, to help support learners’ attainment and aspirations, inform their choices about courses and careers, and to guide them through the application process and other practical issues on their journey to Higher Education.
If you would like to arrange a visit to your school, or require information about an event, contact the Go Higher West Yorkshire team.
One of our aims is to work collaboratively with businesses and employers to help them build a better work force. The journeys started in schools and in our partner institutions do not end at graduation, and our goal is to play our part to ensure that learners are equipped with the knowledge, skills and experience to meet the needs of a changing economy. We work closely with the Leeds City Region LEP (Local Enterprise Partnership) in order to align our outreach activity with the regional skills agenda, and provide students with an understanding of the world of work and a wider context for their studies. Our partners are also collaborating with business in the context of the developing higher level skills agenda, and the Apprenticeship Levy.
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 Yorkshire. It is delivered in a consistent and easy to digest way to care leavers and looked after young people who may be considering their future.
Go Higher West Yorkshire is the first HE partnership in the country to offer something like this to care leavers. It has been developed with the support of the Learning and Work Institute to coincide with new government policy that encourages organisations and businesses to sign up to a Covenant.
Our Covenant is available in several formats:
You can access the online area and PDF here. The flyer will be available at events aimed at care leavers.
Alongside our Care Leaver Covenant, Go Higher West Yorkshire has lots of other exciting things to launch and shout about during National Care Leavers Week. This includes some amazing digital stories made by inspirational care leavers who are currently studying higher education at some of our partner institutions.
To join in the conversation and spread the word about the opportunities and support offered to care leavers by our higher education partnership, please tweet us using our brand new and unique hashtag #CareLeaversGoHigher.