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.
October saw the inaugural meeting of the Go Higher Strategic Communications Group, which brings together senior and strategic staff from across the partnership to support and disseminate common messages and themes.
A two-pronged approach has been agreed by the group that will support member activity to reduce inequalities in access to, success in and progression from higher education:
GHWY staff have worked with representatives from the Access and Participation Strategy Group (APSG) and the Go Higher Skills Group (GHSG) to develop two case study briefs – one aimed at supporting progression into higher education for those from under-represented groups (#MeInHE) and one aimed at supporting local SMEs to engage with higher education in a variety of ways. These will be circulated shortly to the Strategic Communications Group, and members of the APSG and GHSG will be asked to support the delivery of case studies for their institution.