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.
Don’t think that Higher Education is for you? Read our Myth Buster guide to clear up any misconceptions about further study.
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.
The journey started in schools, colleges and universities, doesn’t end at graduation.
Exposure to the world of work is key to developing employability skills and securing a job.
That’s why we work collaboratively with employers and industry experts, supporting our partners to equip their students for the changing economy.
Work by the GHWY partnership to develop a collaborative Stand Alone pledge during 2018-19 has been backed-up by a new research paper.
Estranged young people – those in the 18-24 age bracket who are studying without the support and approval of a family network – have been highlighted as a vulnerable group.
The report notes that unstable housing, financial difficulties, and an inability to prioritise their course of study have a negative impact on them succeeding in higher education.
It concludes that poverty is the prime reason for such students to discontinue their education, and urges institutions to think innovatively about how to offer better support.
Recommendations include Higher Education institutions becoming part of the corporate parenting structure for estranged young people, and introducing a specific bursary to help them afford accommodation over the summer period.
GHWY partners are responding to the needs of this group of young people through pledging whatever support they can offer in key areas.