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.
It is always gratifying to learn that graduates are perceived as work ready and this has been reiterated in our reading of the Wakefield State of the Economy report and also in the most recent UKCES research reports. Similarly conversations with a number of our Higher Level Skills Ambassadors suggest this to be the case although of course graduates still have a lot to learn and need to be supported to settle into companies just like any other new employee.
Could you help in creating work ready graduates?
We are not complacent at HEART or in our individual partner institutions. We know that we and our students need to do more to enhance employability. This is where businesses across West Yorkshire can really help us by offering work experience placements and internships which challenge students to put their skills to the test and simultaneously develop additional skills and understanding of business needs and processes.
The scale of what can be achieved through offering placements and internships varies dramatically from relatively simple opportunities providing students hands on work experience of typical day-to-day working practice through to discrete and specific projects for businesses. Edward Ryder, owner of Biskit Ltd, an Otley based marketing and communications business provided two internships last year and through the additional capacity and support that they provided enabled him to launch two new businesses, Yorkshire Talking Heads and A View From the Hill (a community interest company supporting business/voluntary sector relationships). As a result this company won the prestigious ‘Placement of the Year’ award at the National Council for Work Experience awards.
If you would like to discuss opportunities and how you can connect with our partners do please get in touch – 0113 343 2312 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.