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.
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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.
Go Higher West Yorkshire (GHWY) and Uni Connect are set to film a video campaign that will highlight the Unique Selling Points of studying HE in a college-based setting.
The partnership will use a local production company and the film will cover employability and industry links, care leaver support, SEND support, adult learners, facilities, alternative routes. The films and resources will be housed on the existing GHWY website.
The newly convened West Yorkshire University Centre and College Alliance (West YUCCA) – which is comprised of HEPs and POs based in GHWY FE colleges – is currently pooling existing resources for the campaign.
It is hoped that filming will start in early July and all will be promoted over the Summer.
YUCCA is a working group of the FE/Colleges Network Meetings. These allow managers and practitioners across our region’s FE centres/colleges to discuss the everchanging experiences and barriers they are facing and provide a platform to work towards possible solutions. An action from one of its meetings was to create a working group to promote HE in an FE setting.
The name of the group provides scope to collaborate with other Yorkshire Uni Connect partnerships in the future, which Uni Connect is keen to do more of through Phase 3.
Keep visiting GHWY’s website for more progress reports on the video campaign and YUCCA’s other work.