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Welcome to the second issue of Go Higher West Yorkshire's Newsletter. It's Estranged Students Solidarity Week next week (26-30 November) - you should have received your GHWY posters and postcards ready to display prominently in your student unions. Don't forget to tweet to raise awareness #WithEstrangedStudents! 

We'd love to hear from you too. If you have any news, stories or events you'd like to share please get in touch.
Partners going higher with Channel 4 

Go Higher West Yorkshire's partners are well prepared to support the growth of a skilled workforce to Channel 4, which recently announced it will be opening its new national HQ in Leeds.

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GHWY's Care Leaver Covenant championed in national case study

The commitment Go Higher West Yorkshire and all our partners have made to care leavers on their journey from school to higher education and into work has been hailed as an example of best practice by the Government's national delivery partner.

Read more about our Care Leaver Covenant.

Leeds College of Building success at national BTEC awards

Leeds College of Building has been named BTEC Apprenticeship Provider of the Year, Three of its higher apprentices have also taken home awards.

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What are the benefits of bringing the arts into widening participation?

Creativity is important in enhancing soft skills and is very much on the agenda for future employment argues Martell Baines, Progression Manager at Leeds Arts University.

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Bridge Group Seminar on Degree Apprenticeships

When: Wednesday, 23 January 2019, 2pm-4pm

Where: Central London (TBC)

Following on from GHWYs collaborative project developing degree apprenticeships (DADF2), the seminar presents a real opportunity to help leading experts shape this area of policy. 

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Evaluation for All: Developing Evidence of Widening Participation
When: Friday, 14 December 2018, 12:15-16:45pm
Where: University of Leeds
GHWY's good practice event aims to inform delegates of emerging evaluation strategies within widening participation and how these can be put into practice, with a focus on collaborative delivery and evaluation.

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From elsewhere around the web...
The first ever World Access to Higher Education Day is taking place on 28th November 2018. World Access to Higher Education Day will be a platform to raise global awareness around inequalities in access and success in HE.

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