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.
The strength of Go Higher West Yorkshire’s working model is highlighted in the Office for Students’ ninth coronavirus briefing note on outreach activities.
The higher education regulator has released a series of briefing notes over the past few months to help the sector respond to Covid-19. The latest one looks at how universities, colleges and their partners are responding to the challenges of delivering activities that provide advice and information about and experience of higher education during the pandemic.
It includes a case study about GHWY’s school-based approach to supporting vulnerable pupils as part of the Uni Connect programme, which offers impartial advice and guidance on university and college. Progression Officers, who are based in target schools and colleges, have been able to use school communication and home learning systems to offer outreach and support to learners.
They have been involved in pastoral care and facilitating an individually tailored package of support, such as enhanced careers guidance and specialist tutoring. This has included working with vulnerable learners who are physically attending school during the lockdown.
It has been necessary for colleges and universities to adapt their outreach activities, which are usually delivered face-to-face, during lockdown. GHWY has been expanding its online resources for students, educational staff and parents/carers in response to the situation. These can be accessed here.