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.
HEART really benefits in have a number of business figures acting as Higher Level Skills Ambassadors who convey the value of working with universities and colleges to their supply chains and business associates.
We offer periodic events for the Ambassadors and the most recent took place on Wednesday 11 March hosted by Leeds Trinity University with a view to providing ample networking time but also an input on a range of the schemes available for recruiting students, whether this be on unpaid work experience placements, paid internships or straightforward graduate recruitment.
The mix of Ambassadors in attendance was fabulous and represented a range of sectors all bringing ideas, enthusiasm and suggestions to the table. Examples of existing usage of schemes to recruit graduates were provided and demonstrated a thoroughly positive experience of these services. The scope for Ambassadors to broaden their links, availing themselves of alternative schemes to those encountered to date was clearly appreciated.
As with all such events the networking was of a high quality with new connections made between Ambassadors and a number of new requests for support received in respect of curriculum developments, servicing potential education/training contracts and work on widening participation by under represented groups in higher education.
If you feel you have what it takes to be a HEART Higher Level Skills Ambassador do please get in touch. We are particularly keen to build representation from the following key Leeds City Region LEP sector priority areas: