Go Higher West Yorkshire
University Centre Leeds is a key partner in Go Higher West Yorkshire (formerly ‘HEART’) and is committed to proactively supporting the collaborative activities of the twelve-strong consortium. We’re keeping good company, working alongside:
University of Bradford
University of Huddersfield
University of Leeds
Leeds Arts University
Leeds Beckett University
Leeds College of Building
Leeds City College
Leeds Trinity University
Leeds College of Music
Go Higher West Yorkshire has an important mission: to work in partnership to improve access to, and achievement in, Higher Education to enhance individual and economic development. We play a pivotal part in helping people access the information they need on our 12 Higher Education provider partners, to support their journey into HE. We are firm believers that all who can benefit should be able to access HE regardless of background or personal circumstances. This mission has the potential to change the way young people and mature learners access and attain the higher level skills that could change their future, and that of the region, for the better.
We therefore strongly support collaborative initiatives aimed at improving access for those from under-represented groups, responding to business needs and supporting the Leeds City Region in meeting their goals for economic development.
Staff in your institution involved in Go Higher West Yorkshire:
- Member of the Board: Janet Faulkner
- Member of the Go Higher Skills Group: Jo Tyssen
- Member of the Access and Participation Strategy Group: Jo Tyssen
- National Collaborative Outreach Programme HE staff member: Sophie Clayton
- National Collaborative Outreach Programme FE staff member: Claire Passmore
We are here to help: to discuss ways in which Go Higher West Yorkshire could help support a collaborative bid or activity through your institution, please contact your relevant staff member as named above, or get in touch with the central team directly: firstname.lastname@example.org. We are also interested to hear from you if you have examples of good practice – particularly around working to engage non-traditional students – which could be disseminated to partners.