Welcome to the July issue of GHWY's Newsletter for HE Providers.
The whole team at GHWY would like to extend our sincere thanks to the out-going Chairs of the Access and Participation Strategy Group (APSG) Jo Tyssen from Leeds City College and the Go Higher Skills Group (GHSG) Ian Maude from Leeds Beckett University. Thank you Jo and Ian for your time and commitment to supporting the important work of these two groups; in particular, both have seen a further increase in taking advantage of having 13 HE providers together in a room, for example through sharing good practice, which is greatly to the benefit of all members.
We now delighted to welcome Martell Baines from Leeds Arts University who will step up as Chair of the APSG on 1 August, and Claire Pryke from the University of Bradford who joins as Vice Chair of this group, alongside Claire Newhouse from Leeds Trinity who takes on the role of Chair of the GHSG, with Zulakha Desai from Kirklees College joining as Vice Chair.
Whilst Chairs and Vice Chairs of these groups represent the best interests of the partnership rather than their own institution, we are very pleased to have representation from a broad range of GHWY member institutions in these leadership positions. We look forward to continuing to work with all members of these groups over the coming academic year, to reduce inequality in higher education access, success and progression.