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.
Go Higher West Yorkshire is participating in Estranged Student Solidarity Week (ESSW) for a second year, which in 2019 runs 25-29 November. We are using a delegated campaign model, providing various refreshed materials for partners to adapt and use on their own campuses and social media during ESSW and beyond.
Since the launch of the Stand Alone Pledge and Estranged Student Solidarity Week a couple of years ago, awareness of students studying without family support appears to be growing exponentially. In 2018 GHWY championed this cause by joining with Stand Alone to facilitate the following collaborative endeavours:
Materials provided to partners this year have been as follows:
ESSW is also a great time to hold activities and events to engage with estranged students, raise awareness of their challenges and celebrate their resilience. Here is a snapshot of some of the activity taking place across the partnership:
GHWY wishes every partner a successful campaign and hopes it raises awareness and supports the identification of estranged students as intended.