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.
Building upon the success of last year’s pilot, this year’s HEART Collaborative HE Experience Summer School took place in July. Generously hosted by Leeds Beckett University and supported by partner institutions, eight schools took part in the three-day residential, comprising a total of 75 Year 10 students from across the region.
Participants had the opportunity to visit seven of our partner campuses, and were treated to activities and taster sessions covering a broad range of subjects and issues relating to HE. They enjoyed sessions in Media Make-up at Bradford College, Dance, Childcare and Sports Science at Leeds City College, Fashion and Animation at Leeds College of Art, interactive experiments in wind energy at the University of Bradford, Music Technology at the University of Huddersfield, and much more! At Leeds Trinity University, they had the opportunity to witness the fanfare of graduation day, and even to take part in mock graduations. They presented their ideas to a panel of ‘Dragons’ in the Enterprise Challenge at Leeds Beckett University, put their questions to a panel of Student Ambassadors, and took part in team-building exercises. There was also the chance to have fun on a big night out at the Red Hot Buffet and Hollywood Bowl.
It is a credit to the partnership that we have been able to collaborate to offer students such a unique residential experience. Thanks to everyone involved!
You can find out more about the HEART residential here:
STEM Workshop – Students experiment with wind energy at the University of Bradford