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.
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.
This week (4 – 8 June) we will shine a spotlight on a selection of our activities that have supported and raised aspirations and inspired young learners in West Yorkshire. See below for a flavour of our events and activities, check out our Social Media accounts or take a look at our blog.
Follow us on Twitter and keep an eye out for #WeAreNCOP to see all activity Nationally!
We have lots of activities taking place this week!
“As Senior Project Manager for NCOP it has been really exciting to grow Go Higher West Yorkshire’s NCOP over the last year and a half. It has been a fantastic journey to go from early engagement of schools and recruitment of staff to seeing the dynamic programme of activity taking place across West Yorkshire.
It’s great to see the difference providing young people with opportunities to understand their Higher Education options and develop the skills and confidence they need to achieve makes. I’m really proud of the work we are doing to empower young people to make informed choices about Higher Education – through our direct work with young people in schools, colleges, academies and communities, but also by working with parents, carers, teachers and other professionals to provide young people with help when it’s needed. I’m looking forward to continuing to develop our work over the coming year and to continuing to support young people from across West Yorkshire to benefit from the opportunities that Higher Education can offer.”