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Welcome to issue nine of GHWY's Newsletter for HE Providers.

Please share the great work that we're doing by circulating this newsletter to any colleagues who you think will be interested. People in your network can also subscribe and receive copies direct to their in-box by clicking here.

As always, we'd love to hear your news, stories or events so if you'd like to share anything get in touch. 
Go Higher West Yorkshire Progression Framework

As the GHWY team prepare to deliver Phase II of NCOP we have been busy working on our Progression Framework.

This is in line with the Office for Students' increased emphasis on the need for sustained outreach interventions that build upon one another.

This move away from one off interventions will help us make sure that the activity we deliver is logical, structured, and meets the needs of the individual wherever they are on their journey to higher education.

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University of Bradford joins quality framework project for care experienced young people

The University of Bradford is participating in a new quality framework pilot project for institutions that work with young care experienced people.

The project, which was developed by the National Network for the Education of Care Leavers, will create a working accreditation process to develop and test a new quality framework that will improve access, retention and support for people who have been in care and now study at colleges and universities.

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Supporting estranged students in HE

GHWY's third Good Practice Programme event considered how partners can be encouraged and supported  to reach estranged students.

The event, which was held on 10 June, welcomed keynote speaker Susan Mueller (Project Director of Stand Alone).

Attended by 26 delegates from across the partnership, it also discussed how to train staff to be better equipped to understand and respond to unique issues faced by this group. 

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Blogs and events
Supporting those from socioeconomic disadvantaged and/or disengaged areas into higher education

In May 2018 The University Centre at Leeds City College launched their community outreach programme that continues to grow.

They offer a number of fun activities in community hubs across the city, working with young people, parents/carers, influencers, organisation leaders, and mature learners.

Jo Tyssen, HE Business Development Manager at the University Centre at Leeds City College, explains more about the scheme.

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Developing Degree Apprenticeships: Lessons and challenges

Since 2017 government policy has influenced how universities and businesses work together, primarily due to the introduction of the apprenticeship levy.

The levy on businesses with a wage bill over £3 million has opened up a new potential market for universities at a time when demographically the number of 18 year olds has been falling.

Ian Maude, Business Development Manager, Leeds Beckett University, discusses the lessons and challenges of developing DAs in more detail.

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Leeds City Region Skills Network Conference

Friday, 5 July 2019 between 9am-3pm
Where: Cloth Hall Court, Leeds

Confirmed speakers include Roger Marsh OBE (Chair of the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership) and Councillor Susan Hinchcliffe (Chair of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority).

For further information and to register for a place.

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