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.
Kirklees College student, Chrissy Eastwood, is a fantastic example returning to learning to pursue her dream to become a commercial photographer. With her hard work and application to study, the support of the college and opportunities such as the commission for Huddersfield Town’s Canalside Sports Complex her dream is nearing reality.
Chrissy has produced six striking photographic images of local landmarks following the offer of a choice of projects provided to the students on the second year of the photography Foundation Degree at the Batley School of Art.
Chrissy said of her achievement “We were offered a choice of projects; I, along with three other students chose this one. I was absolutely delighted when I was told that my images had been chosen to be displayed.”
“I left school without any qualifications but always loved Art and Photography from an early age. After bringing up four daughters I now felt it was time to develop my interests further. However, with no qualifications I had to first do an Access to HE course in Art and Design at Kirklees College and thoroughly enjoyed it. I then enrolled on a two year Foundation Degree photography course. I have already had a number of photographic commissions including weddings, but I have a real passion for landscapes and architecture so this project was right up my street.”
Stuart Leach, Canalside operations manager, said: “We have just completely refurbished our function room but it needed something on the walls to add some interest. We have worked in partnership with Kirklees College for many years so decided to ask their students to help. We decided not to go down the football image route and instead asked the students for images of local landmarks. Chrissy’s images really stood out for us and we think they look amazing.”
There has never been a stronger case for adult learning, whether you are looking to explore your interests, develop your career or sharpen your personal development, HEART partners can help you reach your goals and develop your passions.
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