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.
“Humans are not special because of their big brains. That’s not the reason we can build rocket ships – no individual can. We have rockets because 10,000 individuals cooperate in producing the information.”
Kim Hayes, Professor of Anthropology at Arizona State University
This quote opens the ‘State of the Relationship Report 2014’ from the National Centre for Universities & Business (NCUB). A year ago the Council for Industry and Higher Education renamed to the NCUB and is funded by higher education funding bodies, the UK’s research councils, the Technology Strategy Board, major corporates and universities.
The report offers a range of information in relation to collaborative processes interspersed with a number of case studies which demonstrate good practice in relationships between business and universities. It also points to the work of intermediary bodies in Scotland and Northern Ireland assisting in bringing together business and universities. No similar intermediary is referred to for England, however HEART can act as such a service for the West Yorkshire universities and colleges offering higher education.
Although our primary concern is the higher level skills needs for Leeds City Region based businesses we can of course help in all matters of interest such as research collaborations, knowledge transfer and so on. We have known, ever since we commenced, that finding the right people to talk to can be problematic and this is certainly picked up in the NCUB report.
HEART can assist in finding the right people for you to talk to and work with!
Examples of how we have assisted in opening up links for business include: