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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.
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 latest of our ongoing programme of HE outreach for looked after children, Go Higher West Yorkshire (GHWY) welcomed foster families to the University of Bradford on 14 March to informally explore an environmentally-conscious study and career path.
Focusing on the design and production of renewable energy, academics from within the University’s mechanical engineering department wowed children with a tour of lab facilities and student-built prototypes. Children were introduced to life as an engineering student and told about the different pathways available to become an engineer.
Foster families were also joined by students from the universities of Bradford and Leeds Trinity, who answered pre-planned and audience questions about their journey to higher education and their experience as a student. The panel included one student who was herself care experienced.
GHWY has an ongoing commitment to collaborative working in the interest of care experienced young people. Engagement opportunities such as this event, which reach young people from across West Yorkshire, are a vital part of that commitment. We are redesigning our approach to events like this in the future, while retaining the informal, family friendly essence that has worked well for many years.
If you would like your institution or organisation to be involved in a future outreach event for looked after children and/or care leavers please get in touch with Natalie Aldridge, Collaborative Outreach Officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 07925 036095. This could include hosting an event, running a workshop or any other ideas you may have.