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.
West Yorkshire has the largest concentration of higher education providers outside London and between our twelve partners there are well over 100,000 students working toward degrees and masters at any one time.
All our partners are naturally keen to support their students in having not only an excellent academic experience but also to provide access to work experience and connectivity with businesses thereby supporting their future employability. All our partners operate a range of schemes to support students to access work experience opportunities. One such scheme is that offered by our partner University of Bradford with their Summer Experience scheme.
This naturally helps businesses too as it provides a low cost means of bringing in someone to focus on that project you need to get started but have struggled to find the time for and a fresh pair of eyes to offer new ideas into the business. The Summer Experience at Bradford scheme has funding available to enable charities and voluntary groups to pay nothing and small medium enterprises (SME) a 60% subsidy toward the cost, meaning 6 weeks work costs only £540. Larger companies will only pay just over £1300. Better still, the University deals with all payroll and contracting issues leaving you to simply benefit from the extra resource.
Full information on the Summer Experience scheme including contact details are contained in their leaflet.
Naturally, if you need students at other times of year or wish to discuss options at other partner institutions feel free to contact HEART and we can discuss options with you and put you in touch with the right people.