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.
Our partners offer a wonderful range of traditional higher education courses and a variety of support services for individuals and businesses wishing to re-skill and up-skill. In fact, West Yorkshire probably has the finest selection of higher education providers anywhere outside London (and we would argue anywhere at all!).
It is therefore fantastic to see one of our partners recognised for the second year running in the Times Higher Education Awards. Last year University of Huddersfield scooped the Entrepreneurial University of the Year and last night, 28 November 2013 they picked up University of the Year at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London, with comedian, broadcaster and writer Sandy Toksvig hosting.
“This is the most fantastic honour!” said a delighted Professor Bob Cryan, the University of Huddersfield’s Vice-Chancellor, who accepted the award in person.
“It is a tribute to all the staff who have worked so hard to get us where we are today. We are now well established as one of the country’s innovative universities – and the best is yet to come!” added Professor Cryan.
On behalf of all our partners we offer our HEARTfelt congratulations to all the students, staff and community of Huddersfield who helped deliver such a great result.