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.
GHWY is pleased to have an article published in the journal Widening Participation and Lifelong Learning.
‘Reframing widening participation towards the community: a realist evaluation’ draws on data collected from Higher Education Progression Officers (HEPOs), our schools and college based colleagues. It explores the ways in which their roles and their work function to ‘normalise’ widening participation activity and discourse within these institutions.
It also considers how our model of bespoke delivery allows HEPOs to develop a locally-tailored approach that takes account of the wider community context, and the specific needs of the young people with whom they work, to ensure that the activity they offer is the ‘best fit’ for those young people.
The article was written by Anna Woodhouse (GHWY’s Research and Evaluation Manager), Adam Formby (GHWY’s Academic Consultant) and Jemma Basham (former GHWY Research and Evaluation Manager).