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.
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A new Centre for Social Justice report into the persistent poor outcomes for care leavers highlights the commitment Go Higher West Yorkshire (GHWY) has shown to the group.
The ‘12 By 24’ publication makes several recommendations to increase the number of care experienced young people entering higher education (HE). These include developing a ‘Gold Standard’ for HE providers that would set minimum expectations for those working to support care leavers, share best practice, and recognise providers that excel.
It recommends that the Care Leaver Covenant – which is a promise made by organisations to provide support for care leavers to live independently – promotes the Gold Standard as a framework that all participating institutions should follow.
The commitment shown by GHWY, which was an early adopter of the Covenant, is highlighted in a case study.
It looks at how the partnership identified the existing ways in which it supported care leavers, and further ways in which individual partner institutions could support the group. It also reproduces the Covenant’s table, which details the different support that each HE provider offers to care leavers.