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.
To help us understand if this work makes a difference to young people, we would like to record the activities your son/daughter takes part in and track their journey through education by entering their details into a secure database called the Higher Education Access Tracker (or HEAT).
NCOP stands for the National Collaborative Outreach Programme and is run by an organisation called Go Higher West Yorkshire. Go Higher West Yorkshire is a partnership of 12 universities and colleges in West Yorkshire. The programme is designed to help young people reach their full potential and find out more about what universities and colleges can offer. Under NCOP, we work with young people in school years 9-13 who live in areas across West Yorkshire where not many young people go on to study a higher level qualification (such as a HNC, HND or degree) at University or College. We are working closely with schools, colleges and community groups to deliver inspirational and informative activities and events to help young people make choices about their next step. This may involve a wide variety of activities to support your son/daughter go on to university or college, such as trips to colleges/universities or tutoring to help improve GCSE and A level grades. You can see some examples of this activity below.
Under NCOP, we work with young people in school years 9-13 who live in areas across West Yorkshire where not many young people go on to study a higher level qualification (such as a HNC, HND or degree) at University or College. We are working closely with schools, colleges and community groups to deliver inspirational and informative activities and events to help young people make choices about their next step.”
Please note that you and your son/daughter do not have to sign the Learner Agreement in order to take part in NCOP activities, but if you do choose to sign, it would really help us to understand if the activities we run are helpful, and to help more young people in future.
More information about how this data will be used and securely managed is available in Information Sheet that you will have received (or will soon receive) with the Learner Agreement itself.