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.
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 the Higher Education Funding Council for England’s (HEFCE) work aimed at improving student access and success. In partnership with schools, academies and colleges, Go Higher West Yorkshire will use the £6.7 million funding over two years to support students in in Years 9 to 13 from target wards across West Yorkshire.
The overall objective of the project is to increase numbers of young people progressing into higher education, and activity will engage parents and carers as well as teachers and advisers.
Professor Margaret House, Vice-Chancellor of Leeds Trinity University and Chair of the Go Higher West Yorkshire Board, said “The NCOP represents another exciting step in the journey for our partnership, complementing the existing work we undertake with young people in care, and around alternative higher education qualifications.”
Helen Sykes, Manager of the HEART Partnership, said: “The strengths of the partnership lie in our collaborative approach to working; through our package of outreach activity, this HEFCE-funded programme provides a fantastic opportunity to transform the futures of young people in the region.”