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.
In the third of the series of Yorkshire Talking Heads, Shine On events we were delighted to see over 200 students and parents attend his talk at Outwood Grange Academy in Wakefield as part of their education and careers day.
Jonathan is Chief Executive of Straight Plc, a company that he formed 21 years ago, operating out of a small office in Leeds and that is now listed on the London Stock Exchange following rapid growth and recognising a key business opportunity at the right time. Jonathan stressed in his talk the need for persistence when starting and operating a business and to ensure that you give back to customers, staff and society in the form of time and support.
Jonathan’s talk was exceptionally well received by all in attendance and saw a perfect balance of humour, serious business messages and identification of the essential skills, attitudes and behaviours required to be successful in employment and business start up and growth.
HEART were joined at Outwood Grange by partners Wakefield College, University of Huddersfield, Leeds Trinity University and University of Leeds who all provided further input to students and parents at the accompanying education and careers fair following Jonathan’s talk.