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.
Over 800 people accessed information or live streamed activities during GHWY’s inaugural Higher Education (HE) Festival Week.
The online event, which ran between 13-17 July, featured a wide range of activities that showed young people what HE options are available in the region. These included tips on making decisions, blogs on different subjects, information about apprenticeships, and live video streams.
GHWY’s 13 partner institutions – which include three specialists, three University Centres, and a Russell Group university – all contributed to the development and delivery of the Week. Highlights included a YouTube playlist from Leeds College of Building, a live discussion about alternatives to work experience from the University of Bradford, and a creative arts open day webinar from the University Centre Leeds.
Resources from the Festival Week, which were rated 9/10 for usefulness by visitors, will remain on GHWY’s website to continue to support learners.
Activity to GHWY’s website increased by over 300%, compared to the previous month, during the Week and it generated over 5,000 social media impressions. The Week also garnered positive publicity from the likes of South Leeds Life and Doing Good Leeds.