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, 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.
In May, West Yorkshire welcomed Tracy Brabin as its first regional metro Mayor.
Her mayoral commitments include the appointment of a new Inclusivity Champion. Further pledges encompass jobs creation for young people and strengthening access to training and skills, particularly digital skills and green jobs creation. Regional economic recovery and support for local businesses are understandably a key concern.
As a passionate advocate for the cultural and creative sector, Brabin seeks to lead a Creative New Deal to ensure that the creative industries are part of the recovery strategy. The full set of mayoral manifesto pledges can read here.
Brabin was born in Batley and prior to her appointment served as MP for Batley and Spen. She is an alumni of both Loughborough University and University of the Arts London.
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