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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.
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Exposure to the world of work is key to developing employability skills and securing a job.
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The GHWY Evidence & Impact Conference took place on 19 May, bringing together professionals from across and beyond the education sector to share recent research and evaluation relating to Widening Participation in the West Yorkshire local context.
Hosted online, the conference included sixteen paper presentations from academics, evaluators, outreach practitioners and other stakeholders, as well as keynote speeches from Dr Eliza Kozman, Deputy Director of TASO; Professor Nick Emmel of the University of Leeds; and Leeds Beckett University’s Deputy VC, Tracey Lancaster.
The conference was themed around three key topics:
Over 150 delegates attended presentations as well as taking part in discussion groups and workshops linked to the three themes, all of which facilitated lively discussion around the questions of what works in Widening Participation and how we can best evidence the impact of the work being done across the sector.
To enable these discussions to continue and allow dissemination of good practice, GHWY will be setting up an Evidence & Impact TEAMS channel. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in being added to this channel.