The ‘Class of 2023’ residential, hosted by Leeds Beckett University, Leeds Trinity University, Leeds City College, Bradford College, the University of Bradford and Wakefield College, was funded by Go Higher West Yorkshire – a partnership of 12 Higher Education providers in West Yorkshire, committed to encouraging under-represented groups to aspire, apply, enter and succeed in Higher Education – and the government’s National Collaborative Outreach Programme (NCOP) – which aims to increase the number of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds in Higher Education by 2020. Support was also provided by Leeds Arts University and University of Huddersfield staff and ambassadors.
The three-day residential was designed for Year 10 students from selected schools within West Yorkshire, with a focus on progression and Higher Education options in the future.
Over the three days, students visited Leeds Trinity University, Leeds City College, Bradford College, and Wakefield College among others, and got to try sports activities, taster sessions, and an enterprise challenge with Dragons’-Den style pitches.
View their experiences below: