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.
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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.
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.
Staff from across GHWY’s member institutions recently came together to develop responses to two consultations by the Office for Students that had a county-wide focus.
The calls, which have implications for GHWY’s work, saw staff from across the partnership contribute to a West Yorkshire picture on the potential impact on our local area. Whilst institutions are best-placed to provide comment on their individual situation, GHWY can bring together a range of perspectives to make a case based around the potential effects on a region.
Our response to the consultation on regulating quality and standards in higher education used evidence from across the partnership to highlight the importance of contextual factors – particularly for students from under-represented backgrounds, with multiple layers of disadvantage – alongside local labour market conditions that should be taken into account. There should be further consideration of the impact of the proposals on the HE offer available locally.
For the consultation on the future of Uni Connect, evidence from across the member institutions and the partner schools, colleges and community organisations built into a comprehensive picture of local impact.
A copy of either of the consultation responses can be requested from firstname.lastname@example.org