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.
Adult Learners’ Week offers a focal point to celebrate the range and diversity of learning opportunities available to adults and how lifelong learning can really transform the lives of individuals, communities and organisations. We are delighted to be sponsoring the Raising Aspirations Award at this year’s Adult Learner Awards for Yorkshire & Humber. The awards are taking place at Forsters Bistro in Bradford and it is therefore rather fitting that the recipient is from the city.
Adult Learners’ Week provides the opportunity to highlight a range of activities although it should be noted that HEART partners support adult learning throughout the year with short courses, degrees and masters programmes. A range of activities are being offered throughout Adult Learners’ Week and these can all be accessed on the HEART website. Just a few of the activities on offer are:
Whatever the time of year, it is worth noting that the Lifelong Learning Centre at University of Leeds offer a free and impartial advice service to support adults in identifying the most appropriate courses to meet learning and career aspirations.