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.
What an incredible weekend for Yorkshire! The worlds largest annual sporting event covering the county of Yorkshire and the weather behaving itself to show off the wonderful scenery and the fabulous crowds of enthusiastic supporters. We congratulate all those involved in delivering this spectacle befitting of this fantastic county we know as home.
Alongside the cycle spectacular the Grand depart Yorkshire has of course had a 100 day Arts Festival with some fantastic original art being created and also a Business Festival showcasing the expertise and business opportunities for inward investors.
We were fortunate enough to be invited to contribute to Le Games Jam, a 48 hour challenge for teams of digital creatives to produce a computer game under the theme of ‘cycle’. Yes, just 48 hours to go from nothing to a game that could be played! Remarkably 20 teams entered for this ordeal and convened in centres in Cambridge, Leeds and Sheffield and with the grand final taking place at The Carrigeworks Theatre on Friday 4 July.
Sponsored by UKTI and organised by Jamie Sefton of Game Republic the final saw three teams competing for the accolade of Le Games Jam winner. The teams from Hull, Sheffield and Leeds had all produced incredible results within the 48 hours. An amazing panel of judges was assembled including Kish Hirani of Sony Europe, Ian Bowden former Artistic Director of Rock Star Games Leeds and Martyn Brow of Insight for Hire amongst other notable gaming industry leaders.
After much deliberation the team from Leeds Beckett University – Rhys Thompson, Connor Ogden and Thomas Leach were announced as winners with the judges suggesting the technical achievements over such a short period of time were outstanding. Naturally we are slightly biased as this is a team from one of our partners but we too felt the professional appearance of the game was a highly worthy winner. Congratulations to Rhys, Connor and Thomas and we wish you well with your future careers.