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

During these challenging times we want to make it clear that we are still operating, albeit with some modifications.  
In line with Government recommendations, all our physical events and activities scheduled until the end of May have been postponed. Where possible, delivery will be moved online. We are looking into alternative methods of achieving activity outcomes and more details will be communicated when they are available. 

We are disappointed to be postponing physical events but the welfare of students, staff and educational professionals is our top priority.  

In the meantime, we are keen to provide additional support wherever possible and we have a large number of online resources for students, educational staff and parents/carers available on our website. These will be promoted across our social media channels over the coming weeks. 

We are working from home during this period but, as always, we are keen to hear your good news stories and upcoming activities. Please get in touch with us here. 

We hope you all stay safe and well during this unusual time. 


Looked after children introduced to 'earth friendly' studies

Foster families were welcomed to the University of Bradford on 14 March to informally explore an environmentally-conscious study and career path.   

Focusing on the design and production of renewable energy, children toured lab facilities and were introduced to life as an engineering student.

Read more. 

Leeds College of Building scoops national apprenticeship award 

Leeds College of Building has beaten off stiff competition to be named 'Apprenticeship Provider of the Year'. 

The College scooped the accolade on 3 March at the national FE Week & AELP AAC Apprenticeship 2020 Awards. 

Read more.
West Yorkshire secures devolution deal 

A £1.8bn devolution deal has been secured for West Yorkshire. 

The agreement will devolve a range of powers and responsibilities to the West Yorkshire Combined Authority. These will support the region to invest in skills and transport, tackle the climate emergency, and support businesses. 

Read more.

Blogs and opportunities
University Centre Leeds partners with leading rugby club Castleford Tigers 

University Centre Leeds recently teamed up with Castleford Tigers to expand the educational opportunities for players and fans in the region. 

It will involve Castleford Tigers referring candidates to the institution. Jo Tyssen, Business Development Manager at Leeds University Centre, explains more. 

Read more.

University of Bradford Vice-Chancellor appointed to LEP

Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership has appointed University of Bradford Vice-Chancellor Professor Shirley Congdon to the board.

She was among five people that were appointed, making the board more diverse and representative than ever before. Out of 18 members, 13 are from the private sector and five from the public sector, with equal numbers of men and women.  

Read more.

Survey for students in HE without family support - responding to Covid-19

A group of national charities has launched a survey to understand what challenges students in HE without family support are facing during the Covid-19 crisis.

The survey also seeks to find out what can be done to help the cohort.

Please circulate the survey to any relevant people within your network.

Read more.
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