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.
Go Higher West Yorkshire (GHWY) is proud to announce the launch of the country’s very first collaborative Stand Alone pledge, which is aimed at students studying without family support.
The document raises awareness about what support is available for estranged young people across our 13 member institutions. This includes whether they have named contacts, dedicated web-pages, and additional financial support.
It also provides a definition of estrangement so that more young people may self-identify and access the additional support that is available. The wording was agreed with Stand Alone, which is a national charity that raises awareness and offers support to people who are estranged from their family.
Work on the pledge is part of GHWY’s belief that no-one should be limited from accessing and succeeding in higher education because of their background. We recognise the extra challenges that young people face when they do not have family support and our responsibility to support them so they can make a successful transition to adulthood.
The document will be launched during Estranged Students’ Solidarity Week (22-26 November 2021). This will include online promotion as well as being shared with Local Authorities across the region.
Download the Stand Alone pledge below