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, 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.
The commitment Go Higher West Yorkshire (GHWY) and all our partners have made to care leavers on their journey from school to higher education and into work has been hailed as an example of best practice by the Government’s national delivery partner.
GHWY’s Care Leaver Covenant, recently refreshed for the new academic year, provides a concise bank of information on the support offered by our HE providers as well as top tips for young people transitioning from care to independence.
Our collaborative approach is now being used as a case study nationally by Spectra First, who were commissioned by the Government to deliver the Care Leaver Covenant.
Developed in response to a key policy commitment made by the Government in July 2016, the national Covenant is a promise made by all sectors to provide support for care leavers aged 16-25 and help them lead fulfilling independent lives.
GHWY demonstrated our early commitment to the Covenant and unveiled our first document during the October 2017 National Care Leavers Week, a full year ahead of the national launch on 26 October 2018.
The newly updated version has been developed in collaboration with local looked-after young people, HE partners and local authorities. It delivers on a number of outcomes highlighted by the Government, including: