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.
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: