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.
The University of Bradford, one of GHWY’s 13 partners, has been named the UK’s University of the Year for Social Inclusion 2020 by The Times and Sunday Times.
The national award recognises the University’s impact on social inclusion which ensures that all students are supported to achieve their potential and achieve success, regardless of their background.
Universities across the UK were assessed on a number of measures, including the proportion recruited from the most deprived areas, mature, and first general students (i.e. their parents did not attend university).
Some of Bradford’s key achievements are that more than 50% of its intake is from the most socio-economically deprived areas, and more than 70% of students are BAME. It also has one of the country’s lowest black attainment gaps.