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, 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 response to student and employer demand, Leeds Trinity has launched 18 new degree courses for students starting in September 2013, which includes 2 year accelerated undergraduate degree courses.
These new degree courses will give students the choice to graduate sooner and gain more of the skills that employers demand from graduates. Through working with 1000s of employers who offer professional work placements to our students, we’ve listened to the skills employers want from their workforce and developed our portfolio of undergraduate courses to reflect this
The portfolio includes 2 year accelerated degree courses. They will let students develop in-demand skills with extended professional work placements, accelerate their route from learning to earning, and save them money on fees and living costs. There are also new 3 year undergraduate courses, such as our Digital and Social Media degree, which was been created after analysis of the graduate job market revealed lots of opportunities demanding experience and knowledge in this area.
We’ve had a positive response from employers and students alike following the announcement of these new degrees.
Dee Marshall, Head of Communications at Welcome to Yorkshire, said:
“From experience, we strongly believe that graduates with increased placement experience are more ready for work, and so much more employable as a result. We support Leeds Trinity’s focus on embedding employability skills into its degrees, particularly in relation to the new two year degrees recently announced, such as Tourism and Leisure Management. These accelerated degrees will not only give students more professional work experience through the extended work placements available, but
also demonstrate that students have a strong career commitment which will endear them to employers, like ourselves.”
Marc Davies, Media and Marketing Student at Leeds Trinity, said:
I chose to do my degree at Leeds Trinity because of its strong focus on making its graduates as employable as possible, and I’m proud that it’s taking this focus even further. Given the chance again, I definitely would be interested in the Digital and Social Media degree, as all the graduate jobs I’m looking for want these skills!
Catherine O’Connor, Head of Business, Journalism and Media said:
“This is a development for Leeds Trinity that marks an innovative step, the two year degree courses will allow students to enter the world of work faster, with the same high quality qualifications having benefitted from extended professional placements.”
Visit our undergraduate degrees page for a full list of new and existing degrees.
You can also find out more about our 2 year accelerated degrees here.