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.
Inspired by the one minute manager series of books, HEART thought a one minute read for hectic business leaders and managers might be useful.
What can a business do that almost guarantees improved business, productivity, growth and a sustained future? Invest in higher level skills staff development!
Don’t take our word for it, look at all the research from UKCES, Leeds City Region LEP and so many other well regarded organisations, we did and a summary of some key points are available HERE.
An argument in recent months against investing in skill development has been the increased fees being charged at Universities and Colleges. Admittedly fees have increased as a result of changes to Government funding but not all providers are charging the much publicised £9000 per year. Take for example the Foundation degrees offered by HEART partners which start from as little as £1,990 per year and that are designed in partnership with employers to ensure learning is applicable to and embedded in the workplace.
Add to this the availability of student loans for part-time students for the first time and suddenly the investment looks pretty impressive. Loan repayments only kick in on salaries above £21,000 and the repayments for someone on £25,000 is less than a cup of coffee per day.