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.
In the second of our ‘one minute reads’ we turn our attention to the value of student placements and internships for business.
Student placements are naturally a great way for students to further develop real life work skills (remember most now work as well as study) and gain experience in the field that they aspire to work in. However, have you thought about the value the student can bring to your business? Statement Digital have developed a strong relationship with Wakefield College in order to take students on placement as this strengthens opportunities to spot talent for future recruitment and builds their relationship with the education sector leading to increased opportunities for business.
At HEART we have agreed that interns must be paid and details of the different types of placement and internships can be located here. So why pay an intern? Simple, an intern is expected to ‘do the job’ and therefore they are delivering real value to your business and of course they have bills to pay like anyone else. A well structured internship offers the student great opportunity to put their learning into practice and the business opportunity to get projects and tasks completed. It also offers
a business fresh ideas and skills that might not be contained in-house. A really good example is that of A View From the Hill who, working with the University of Leeds, won the ‘Intern of Year’ award.