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We provide a single point of contact for information on our 13 Higher Education Provider partners, to help with access and preparation for studying.

Helen Sykes

Manager

Helen Sykes

Manager

Susan Darlington

GHWY Partnership Assistant

Susan Darlington

GHWY Partnership Assistant

Clare Jackson

Higher Level Skills Manager

Clare Jackson

Higher Level Skills Manager

Amy Wilson

Senior Project Manager

Amy Wilson

Senior Project Manager

William Robb

GHWY Team Manager (Projects)

William Robb

GHWY Team Manager (Projects)

Maria O’Sullivan

GHWY Area Manager (Project) – Wakefield and Bradford

Maria O’Sullivan

GHWY Area Manager (Project) – Wakefield and Bradford

Nakita Howlett

GHWY Area Manager (Project)

Nakita Howlett

GHWY Area Manager (Project)

Natalie Aldridge

Data, Evaluation and Impact Manager

Natalie Aldridge

Data, Evaluation and Impact Manager

Timothy Roebuck

Project Officer (Data, Evaluation and Impact)

Timothy Roebuck

Project Officer (Data, Evaluation and Impact)

Janet Brown

Project Officer (Data, Evaluation and Impact)

Janet Brown

Project Officer (Data, Evaluation and Impact)

Jess Shearer

Project Assistant (Research and Evaluation)

Jess Shearer

Project Assistant (Research and Evaluation)

Project Administrator (DEI)

Project Administrator (DEI)

John Hague

Project Officer- Outreach

John Hague

Project Officer- Outreach

Lucy Neville

Project Officer (Outreach)

Lucy Neville

Project Officer (Outreach)

David Moore

Project Officer (Digital Comms & Marketing)

David Moore

Project Officer (Digital Comms & Marketing)

Caroline Lovett

GHWY Project Administrator

Caroline Lovett

GHWY Project Administrator

Emma Hindley

Project Administrator

Emma Hindley

Project Administrator

Go Higher West Yorkshire is a consortium of HE providers in our local area, working together to ensure that higher education in all its forms is open to all who can benefit, regardless of background.  The core aim of the partnership is to connect partners to improve access to, success in and progression from higher education, for those from under-represented groups.

We do this by:

  • Directly delivering and coordinating collaborative activity with those from under-represented groups and/or their key influencers, to improve access, success and progression, and seeking funding to deliver this activity.
  • Facilitating the sharing of learning and good practice across the partnership, relating to access, success and progression.
  • Undertaking research into and evaluating our work, and supporting partners to evaluate their own access, success and progression work.
  • Bringing partners together for useful meetings and events, and connecting partners with relevant external stakeholders.
  • Underpinning our work with a communications plan.

Go Higher West Yorkshire is part of the Uni Connect programme funded by the Office for Students. The Office for Students is the independent regulator for higher education in England. Our aim is to ensure that every student, whatever their background, has a fulfilling experience of higher education that enriches their lives and careers.

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Digital transformation in the construction industry

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Events and workshops in an age of lockdown

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Growth in apprenticeships: fair or fake?

With Tom Richmond, former advisor to Skills Ministers (Whieldon, 2020), claiming that over £1bn has been wasted on ‘fake apprenticeships’, it seems timely to say something about the growth in apprenticeships at Wakefield College. The...

The power of music in a CV

Most of us will get lost in music from time to time whether it’s for dancing, relaxation, or pure entertainment. The television and films we watch are characterised by the soundtrack. The advertisements we see...

Increasing productivity with Degree Apprenticeships

Leeds Trinity University has been delivering Degree Apprenticeships since 2017. Our Apprenticeships are designed with the employer and learner at the core and our unique work-based learning framework provides a streamlined and flexible way to...

Apprenticeship Developments at Bradford College

Bradford College is developing a number of higher level and degree level apprenticeships in Management and Leadership, Education and Health and Social Care. Delivery is through the apprenticeship division of City Training Services and through...

A Flying Start study at Huddersfield University

GHWY partner University of Huddersfield has been involved in an award-winning project to support the transition and retention of new students.  The OfS-funded Catalyst-Funded collaboration between the Universities of Huddersfield, Lincoln, Coventry and Manchester Metropolitan ‘Intervention...

What is Go Higher West Yorkshire?

Go Higher West Yorkshire is a consortium of HE providers in our local area, working together to ensure that higher education in all its forms is open to all who can benefit, regardless of background.  The core aim of the partnership is to connect partners to improve access to, success in and progression from higher education, for those from under-represented groups.

We do this by:

  • Directly delivering and coordinating collaborative activity with those from under-represented groups and/or their key influencers, to improve access, success and progression, and seeking funding to deliver this activity.
  • Facilitating the sharing of learning and good practice across the partnership, relating to access, success and progression.
  • Undertaking research into and evaluating our work, and supporting partners to evaluate their own access, success and progression work.
  • Bringing partners together for useful meetings and events, and connecting partners with relevant external stakeholders.
  • Underpinning our work with a communications plan.

Go Higher West Yorkshire is part of the Uni Connect programme funded by the Office for Students. The Office for Students is the independent regulator for higher education in England. Our aim is to ensure that every student, whatever their background, has a fulfilling experience of higher education that enriches their lives and careers.

Go Higher West Yorkshire Annual Report 2019-20

Annual report 2019-20
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Go Higher West Yorkshire Annual Report 2018-19

GHWY Annual Report 2019
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