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.
Quite a big figure isn’t it!
Putting it into words, it is nine billion, five hundred and twenty three million, eight hundred and seventy eight thousand pounds.
We thought it would be interesting to use the figures quoted in a recent report for the Department for Business, Innovation and Growth (BIS) to calculate what the lifetime value of just one years graduates from our partners is. We ourselves are astounded by the size of the resultant figure and particularly when you consider this is just one years graduates and only relates to first degrees, i.e. it does not include foundation degree, masters or doctorate qualifications.
So every year, our twelve partners are pumping out future economic value of over £9.5 billion. This figure comprises of the personal benefit to graduates (£4,024,020,000) and the benefit to the treasury in the form of HMRC receipts (£5,499,858,000).
We believe it is therefore fair to say, with such impressive figures, that investment in higher education yields exceptionally good returns, for the individual and for the country not only through tax returns but also in economic development and business growth. In fact, this has to be one of the highest yielding investments you can make, particularly during a time of such low interest rates.