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, advisors, parents, carers and guardians 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 guidance, Go Higher West Yorkshire can help.
We’ve compiled a list of resources, including lesson plans, videos, links to useful websites, quizzes and other activities, to help support learners’ attainment and aspirations, inform their choices about courses and careers, and to guide them through the application process and other practical issues on their journey to Higher Education.
If you would like to arrange a visit to your school, or require information about an event, contact the Go Higher West Yorkshire team.
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).