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 has developed a new series of events targeted at HE staff working in our partner institutions. These events will provide staff with the opportunity to experience the benefits of collaboration by gaining insight into innovative thinking and projects across the region. They will also offer staff the opportunity to share best practice and network with collaborative colleagues.
The first event, ‘Addressing Barriers to Student Success: A GHWY Good Practice Event’ will be focused upon the HEFCE Catalyst funded projects taking effect at the Universities of Leeds, Bradford and Huddersfield, and will be an opportunity to garner new insight into developing and enabling student success in Higher Education. This will be a morning session and is planned for 30th April 2018 at Leeds Beckett University (please note that this date has been rescheduled from 16th March).
This event is targeted at staff working in the following areas:
This event is free and all places have been allocated to each of our partner HE institutions. For more details and to book your place, please visit our Eventbrite page https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/addressing-barriers-to-student-success-a-ghwy-good-practice-event-tickets-42634307361.