The role of teachers, senior leadership teams and advisors 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 advice, at Go Higher West Yorkshire we have resources which can help.
The information and links below have been compiled to assist you to help support learners’ attainment and aspirations, inform their choices about courses and careers, and guide them through the application process on their journey to Higher Education. This includes the OfS Uni Connect Programme Outreach Hub – helping schools and colleges access the higher education outreach they need.
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.
Resources to help plug the employment gap for autistic university graduates have been launched by the IMAGE Project, which is an EU-funded partnership involving Leeds Beckett University.
The evidence-based resources were created using a participatory design approach and they focus on promoting a strengths-based view of autism. All resources, which are freely available, were developed over three years and four months of research, analysis, many conversations, design and development.
Three sets of resources are available:
IMAGE aims to improve the employability of higher education graduates on the autism spectrum by developing self-advocacy and employability skills in students, promoting high-quality support practice in HE professionals and developing employer awareness and recruitment practices. Its members are: Leeds Beckett University, University of Helsinki, Free University Amsterdam, Medical School Berlin and the University of Toulouse.