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.
HEART represent the Yorkshire & Humber Region on the National Network for the Education of Care Leavers (NNECL) Strategic Group and therefore supported the development and delivery of the first annual event.
The First Annual Event of NNECL took place on Wednesday 11th December kindly hosted by Manchester Metropolitan University. With over 100 participants from a range of different organisations all focused on supporting Care leavers progression in education, the day formally launched the Network and our recently developed Guide for Staff working in FE and HE who support care leavers.
Key note speakers, Les Ebdon, Director of the Office for Fair Access (OFFA), the Bolton Virtual College, the University of Manchester, Article 26, and the NUS, gave an insight into important areas of practice and the high level support for this work. Discussion in workshop groups then gave participants the chance to discuss key challenges and issues still to be overcome and prioritise the areas for solutions at the day and to be taken forward by the National Strategic Group in 2014. We would like to say thank you very much for all those who attended and supported the day and we look forward to continuing discussion and engagement in 2014!