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.
Leeds City Region, under the guidance of the Information, Advice and Guidance Task Group, has launched a suite of resources to support teachers and careers guidance professionals when working with their learners. Click on the screen shot to the left to access the website.
In this period of adjustment in guidance provision the resources are intended to allow all young people to have access to meaningful and informative career advice materials.
A number of videos have been produced, introducing businesses from key sectors in the Leeds City Region economy and interviewing employees on how they obtained their positions, what qualifications, skills and attributes they required and how ongoing development is required. Interviews with managers responsible for recruiting provide an insight on what they look for in the talent they recruit.
The videos are accompanied by a set of sector fact sheets offering key information on the types of business in each sector, typical job roles and salaries.
There are even lesson plans and tutorial guidance notes for use by teachers and guidance officers for key stages 3, 4 and 5.