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, senior leadership teams and advisors 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 advice, at Go Higher West Yorkshire we have resources which can help.
The information and links below have been compiled to assist you to help support learners’ attainment and aspirations, inform their choices about courses and careers, and guide them through the application process on their journey to Higher Education. This includes the OfS Uni Connect Programme Outreach Hub – helping schools and colleges access the higher education outreach they need.
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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 College of Music has announced a name change that reflects the diversification of its offer.
The institution, which is one of 13 partners in Go Higher West Yorkshire, will be renamed Leeds Conservatoire from 3 August. This follows its decision to launch programmes beyond music, to include drama and performing arts.
Established in 1965 as Leeds Music Centre, it was a founding member of the group Conservatoires UK. Conservatoires are specialist HE providers that offer one-to-one tuition, delivered by industry practitioners, with a focus on a professional environment and bespoke facilities.
In 2019 it became the country’s first conservatoire to remove audition fees for all of its courses. In the same year, it launched BA Musical Theatre that saw it develop a purpose–built drama and dance suite at Playhouse Square in Leeds.
This September it will welcome students in BA Acting and BA Actor Musician, with MA Drama programmes to follow in 2021.