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.
Mapping to the national skills gap for all-important soft skills, this flexible course is modular, self-assessed and comprises: Engaging learning materials, self-reflection and modular tests which can be taken any amount of times.
Welcome to the Explore English collaborative taster day. You will be able to access the learning resources 'curriculum' on the next tab once you have enrolled.
You can find more info about what each of the sessions contains below:
Are you interested in law enforcement, Criminology or cybercrime?
Are you thinking about a career in Policing?
GHWY’s Policing Taster Event will explore each of these topics, taking you through the variety of careers on offer within the Police and exploring the world of cybercrime. You will also have the opportunity to learn about the study of Criminology, and find out about the relevant study options available across West Yorkshire.
Our virtual Business taster day consists of four online sessions which are 30-60 minutes long. The first session will be delivered by our staff and consist of an information, advice and guidance workshop covering elements such as how to apply to Higher Education and some key dates, as well as a student Q&A.
The other three sessions will involve academics from our partner institutions delivering taster sessions to allow learners to gain insight into the studying business as a degree. The taster session also involves SUMA Food’s delivering an interactive activity.
Are you interested in working in Education and or Teaching? Specifically with Early Years or Primary? GHWY’s Taster Event will explore 3 different pathways, taking you through the variety of options on offer across West Yorkshire.
Dive into the event with a keynote speech from Hywel Roberts, an education specialist who knows how to bring learning to life for even the most disaffected children and young people. Join Hywel as he delivers his keynote speech about the joy and magic of education and learning!
Afterwards, Calderdale College will provide some insights into their Early Years course where students will share their own experiences (and also how to make playdoh – an essential skill in Early Years Education!).
Leeds Beckett University introduces a fun and interactive session showcasing a new course, ‘Childhood Development and Playwork’.
Finally, Leeds Trinity University will be discussing Primary Education, what’s involved, and how to get started in their interactive session.