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.
HEART were delighted to sponsor Yorkshire Talking Heads on 20 March 2014 when the Vice Chancellor of the University of Huddersfield, Professor Bob Cryan provided insights to his journey from Deighton estate to the VC of his home town University.
Huddersfield has just won University of the Year at the Times Higher Education awards and Professor Cryan offered the assembled businesses an insight into the University strategy map which focuses on a vision to be an inspiring, innovative University of international renown. Professor Cryan emphasised that the success at the University has been secured by ‘being the best that you can be’ and setting really challenging targets.
Strong engagement with business, locally, nationally and internationally has assisted the rapid improvements in the University standing leading to improved outcomes for students, staff, business and the Leeds City Region of which Professor Cryan has recently joined the Leeds City Region Local Enterprise Board and where he is naturally contributing heavily to supporting the important work being carried out to accelerate growth in the region.
Professor Cryan and University of Huddersfield are an excellent example of academia and business working collaboratively but HEART is fortunate to have so many partners with similar approaches and making huge contributions to the Leeds City Region economy.