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.
GHWY’s innovative Care to Go Higher programme is featured in the Office for Students’ topic briefing about care leavers.
The briefing contains the best available evidence that the independent regulator of higher education (HE) is aware of to support students to succeed. It includes examples of how providers have supported outcomes for care leavers and looked-after children that other organisations may find helpful when developing their own approaches.
The resource highlights Care to Go Higher, which GHWY developed in partnership with Leeds City Council. The pilot training programme is designed for key influencers of care experienced young people, to equip and allow them to support care experienced young people to make informed choices about HE.
The briefing also references GHWY’s video series of care leaver stories, where people can hear directly from them about their experiences.