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 pleased to welcome Nichola Casse as its new Higher Level Skills Manager.
She will help to connect the work of our member institutions to existing activity and new opportunities in West Yorkshire, to better support adult learners to understand the progression routes into and through the whole range of higher education (HE), and support strong integration of alternative HE options into the wider work of the team. She will also support the work of member institutions to help employers better connect with HE and their own future workforce.
Nichola also works as a part-time Area Manager for the Uni Connect project, focusing on the development of a set of recommendations for target underrepresented groups (URGs). These recommendations will be developed into collateral our staff can use and a plan will be developed to discuss how it can be embedded in our practice, strategies and future planning.
She grew up in Leeds and studied English Literature at Newcastle University and a Masters in English Literature at the University of Leeds. Before joining GHWY she focused on developing partnerships with businesses and communities, with a particular focus on growing opportunities for young people within the creative sector.