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, senior leadership teams and advisors 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 advice, at Go Higher West Yorkshire we have resources which can help.
The information and links below have been compiled to assist you to help support learners’ attainment and aspirations, inform their choices about courses and careers, and guide them through the application process on their journey to Higher Education. This includes the OfS Uni Connect Programme Outreach Hub – helping schools and colleges access the higher education outreach they need.
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.
Date of conference: 19 May 2021
Location: Zoom Virtual Meeting
Time: 9:30am – 4:15pm
Are you ready to expand your knowledge about what works in widening participation within higher education and why?
Join our very own Impact and Evaluation Conference where we will share, consolidate and reflect on our collective local evidence base. This incorporates the work of the GHWY partnership, our members, our Uni Connect project and the wider local area.
The conference will also apply findings to collaborative conversations about the value and application of data, theory and insight at a strategic and operational level.
An event not to be missed. Register now to secure your place!
The conference will feature sixteen paper presentations as well as discussion groups on the themes of community engagement, collaborative approaches to outreach, and working with groups under-represented in Higher Education (HE). Presentations are paired based upon their complementarity and spread across three concurrent strands. Delegates will be able to choose their own programme of talks throughout the day according to their interests.
We are delighted to announce our key notes speakers which include:
The conference is open to a local and national audience working within:
• Higher Education providers/partnerships
• Secondary schools and post-16 providers
• Careers professionals
• Local authorities
• Third sector/community organisation