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.
Go Higher West Yorkshire (GHWY) is delighted to welcome Amy Warriner as its interim Collaborative Outreach Officer.
She has worked in education since graduating in 2015, most recently as an Education Outreach Officer at the University of Leeds. Over the last few weeks she has been in close contact with her predecessor Natalie Aldridge, who is currently on secondment as GHWY’s Research and Evaluation Manager, on the handover.
She previously worked as a Geography teacher in secondary schools in West Yorkshire and in her spare time she likes to engage and support young people as a primary school governor and Brownies volunteer.
She said: “I’m really looking forward to learning about the work of GHWY and working collaboratively with the institutions in our partnership. Everyone I have met so far has been so welcoming and enthusiastic about their work to reduce inequalities in higher education.”