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 (GHWY) is developing a new five-year strategy that will cover the period of the upcoming Access and Participation Plans.
The new agreement, which will run from January 2021 until July 2025, will ensure the consortium’s work remains relevant to its 13 partners. These span many different types of HE, each of which brings a fresh perspective to the opportunities and challenges of a changing sector.
All of the partners have individually fed into a scoping exercise that built on an aims and objectives planning session that was undertaken in spring and summer 2018. This feedback will be further scoped and prioritised, with consideration being given to new opportunities, in advance of initial recommendations being taken to the Board for comment and refinement in June 2020.
The process thereafter will be:
The new consortium agreement will be achieved through consensus decision by all partners to make sure it meets their individual as well as collaborative needs. It will help to deliver GHWY’s aim to connect partners to improve access to, success in and progression from higher education, for those from under-represented groups.