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.
Over 300 people accessed exclusive resources or live streamed events during GHWY’s Higher Education (HE) Week.
The online event, which ran between 1-7 February, built on the success of last July’s inaugural HE Week. It significantly developed our virtual platform and introduced a brand new on-demand feature, which means that more students can access the materials and still obtain support from our team.
Five live talks were delivered over the course of the week. They covered advice on creating a creative arts portfolio and managing wellbeing, and introductions to HE, UCAS, and apprenticeships. Now available on-demand, they can be used in both school and home sessions.
A range of resource material was also made available. This included information about financial support, wellbeing support, and guidance for parents and carers. These were all developed and delivered in partnership with our 13 member institutions, which include three specialists, three University Centres, and a Russell Group university.
Resources and on-demand talks from the Week will remain on GHWY’s website to continue to support learners. The number of people who have accessed the talks on-demand has already exceeded those who attended the live events.