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Student Logo Competition

Posted by HEART | Posted: 4th November 2016 9:48am

Earlier this year the HEART Partnership decided to change their name to Go Higher West Yorkshire. We are now inviting students from our twelve partner institutions to design the Go Higher West Yorkshire Logo. The brief is to design a unique logo/visual symbol together with a suggested type style and type face suitable for use […]

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HEART Summer School 2016

Posted by HEART | Posted: 24th August 2016 8:25am

Summer School 2016 Building upon the success of last year’s pilot, this year’s HEART Collaborative HE Experience Summer School took place in July. Generously hosted by Leeds Beckett University and supported by partner institutions, eight schools took part in the three-day residential, comprising a total of 75 Year 10 students from across the region. Participants […]

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New Teaching Resources Available from Leeds University for schools

Posted by HEART | Posted: 10th June 2016 10:52am

The School of Languages, Cultures and Societies is pleased to introduce a set of new materials for A-Level teachers of French, Spanish and German, aimed at the teaching film and literature as part of the new A-Levels. They have been designed to offer guidance to MFL teachers in selecting and teaching these aspects of the […]

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Theatre of Debate visits West Yorkshire Schools

Posted by HEART | Posted: 19th April 2016 2:34pm

Supported by HEART, the Theatre of Debate performed their thought-provoking play, ‘People are Messy’, to students across the region, at seven West Yorkshire schools during March 2016. A public performance of the play was also hosted by the University of Leeds. ‘People are Messy’ play targets pupils aged 13 + and engages its audiences in an informed debate […]

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New Single Point of Contact Outreach & Activity Coordinator

Posted by HEART | Posted: 17th November 2015 3:58pm

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. Anna Woodhouse as our new Single Point of Contact Outreach & Activity Coordinator who will commence on 1st December 2015.  Anna will oversea the ongoing delivery of collaborative outreach and deal with enquiries about individual partner outreach activity as part of the National Network for Collaborative […]

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Cancelled: Foster Family Fun day 26th August

Posted by HEART | Posted: 24th September 2015 10:35am

Dear Foster Carers, Hopefully you have read our email regarding the cancellation of the Foster Family Fun Day on Saturday 26th September. For those who have registered onto our foster family fun day on Saturday 26th September, it has sadly been cancelled due to a technical error in the Lab.  It will take a couple […]

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Information on Clearing 2015

Posted by HEART | Posted: 17th July 2015 12:14pm

All schools and colleges realise that the Clearing process is fast approaching with A Level results due out on 13 August (Scottish Highers on 4th August) and BTECs already known.  It can be a difficult and confusing period for students caught up in the process.  Thankfully the Student Loan Company and UCAS offer considerable information […]

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National Network for the Education of Care Leavers

Posted by HEART | Posted: 15th July 2015 7:53am

HEART has been delighted to support the National Network for the Education of Care Leavers since it formed at around the same time that HEART was cutting it’s teeth. In a very short period of time, this voluntarily organised network of education providers across England has become the ‘go to’ organisation to support those involved […]

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2015 HEART Raising Aspirations Award Winner Announced

Posted by HEART | Posted: 5th June 2015 3:46pm

The Adult Learners’ Festival is something that HEART holds dear as an annual focus on the value of lifelong learning and the benefits that this brings to individuals, communities and society as a whole. For the last two years HEART has sponsored an award at the Yorkshire & Humber Awards Ceremony.  For 2015 the national […]

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HEART Sponsors Adult Learners’ Week Raising Aspiration Award

Posted by HEART | Posted: 26th March 2015 11:12am

We are delighted to carry on a tradition of sponsoring an Adult Learners’ Week award into a new period for this as the awards move from a Yorkshire & Humber event to a ‘Northern Area’ awards covering the North West, North East and Yorkshire & Humber regions. As a partnership we passionately believe in the power […]

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Welcome to our refreshed website!

Posted by HEART | Posted: 16th March 2015 2:03pm

HEART was delighted to be named by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) as the Single Point of Contact (SPoC) for 11-18 state funded schools in West Yorkshire as part of the newly established National Network for Collaborative Outreach. As a result we have refreshed our website to enhance content and functionality for […]

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It’s all hands on fun in engineering at University of Leeds

Posted by HEART | Posted: 16th March 2015 1:29pm

HEART partners are committed to supporting young people who are care experienced to aspire, achieve and progress to Higher Education.  The first of this year’s activities for foster families took place as part of the Festival of Science at the University of Leeds on Saturday 14 March 2015. Staff and students from the Faculty of Engineering provided […]

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HEART Ambassadors Event

Posted by HEART | Posted: 12th March 2015 3:50pm

HEART really benefits in have a number of business figures acting as Higher Level Skills Ambassadors who convey the value of working with universities and colleges to their supply chains and business associates. We offer periodic events for the Ambassadors and the most recent took place on Wednesday 11 March hosted by Leeds Trinity University with […]

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The LEP Skills Service Launched

Posted by HEART | Posted: 12th February 2015 8:06am

      The Leeds City Region LEP has scooped further devolved funding through the government’s Employer Ownership Pilot to create a £17.5 million skills service for local businesses. The aim of the funding is to put money in the hands of small and medium sized businesses in the LEP’s key sectors, enabling them to source […]

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HEART Secures Higher Education Funding Council for England Support

Posted by HEART | Posted: 7th January 2015 2:54pm

We are delighted to announce that the Higher Education Funding Council for England has accepted HEART’s proposal to be the West Yorkshire Single Point of Contact for 11-18 state funded schools as part of the new National Network for Collaborative Outreach scheme. This will enable us to refresh completely the website and enhance the services that […]

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National Care Leavers Week 2014 – National Lecture

Posted by HEART | Posted: 29th October 2014 3:43pm

When we accepted the offer to organise and deliver the National Care Leavers Week 2014, National Lecture we did so with a degree of trepidation.  As a relatively new partnership of higher education providers and with limited national recognition could we actually put on an event that would deliver quality, insight, passion and action?   […]

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Old friends, new title! Welcome Leeds Beckett University

Posted by HEART | Posted: 22nd September 2014 7:26am

Today is the day, after considerable planning and a major project in converting the signage across the state of the art campuses that our long time friend and partner Leeds Metropolitan University has officially changed their title to Leeds Beckett University.   We naturally look forward to continuing our excellent relationship with Leeds Beckett University and […]

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Foster family learning days

Posted by HEART | Posted: 21st August 2014 11:07am

Very early in the life of HEART a decision was taken with our partners that we would work collaboratively in relation to outreach work and support for young people in care (foster, kinship and residential care) in order to assist them in improving achievement at school and enabling them to aspire to higher level learning. […]

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National Care Leavers Week – National Lecture

Posted by HEART | Posted: 21st August 2014 9:44am

HEART is honoured to have been provided the opportunity to host this years National Lecture during National Care Leavers Week (23-31 October 2014).  One of our core collaborative activities with partners has been to develop more substantial support for young people in care and care leavers in aspiring to and progressing into higher education.   […]

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Le Grand Depart – Games Jam

Posted by HEART | Posted: 7th July 2014 7:04am

What an incredible weekend for Yorkshire! The worlds largest annual sporting event covering the county of Yorkshire and the weather behaving itself to show off the wonderful scenery and the fabulous crowds of enthusiastic supporters.  We congratulate all those involved in delivering this spectacle befitting of this fantastic county we know as home. Alongside the cycle […]

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Jonathan Straight – Chief Executive of Straight Plc

Posted by HEART | Posted: 24th June 2014 8:47am

In the third of the series of Yorkshire Talking Heads, Shine On events we were delighted to see over 200 students and parents attend his talk at Outwood Grange Academy in Wakefield as part of their education and careers day. Jonathan is Chief Executive of Straight Plc, a company that he formed 21 years ago, […]

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HEART Raising Aspiration Award – Winner Announced

Posted by HEART | Posted: 9th June 2014 10:47am

For the second year running we were delighted to sponsor the HEART Raising Aspirations Award at this year’s Yorkshire & Humber Adult Learners’ Week Awards. We received an increase of around 600% in the number of nominations for the award and the quality of nominations was truly remarkable.  Reading the stories of each learner, how […]

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Nine and a half billion reasons to invest in higher education in West Yorkshire

Posted by HEART | Posted: 12th May 2014 12:13pm

Quite a big figure isn’t it! Putting it into words, it is nine billion, five hundred and twenty three million, eight hundred and seventy eight thousand pounds. We thought it would be interesting to use the figures quoted in a recent report for the Department for Business, Innovation and Growth (BIS) to calculate what the […]

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Career progression through learning

Posted by HEART | Posted: 2nd May 2014 11:59am

    University level study is an excellent way for adults to consolidate their work experience and enhance their future career prospects. In many cases, their work experience can make up for the lack of A levels required to start most higher education course.   Bradford College student, Andy Wilds, is a good example of […]

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Adult Festival of Learning

Posted by HEART | Posted: 2nd May 2014 11:37am

We are delighted to be supporting the new Festival of Learning aimed at promoting the benefits of learning for adults, whether this be learning for self-interest or for career development.  The festival runs from 1st May to 20th June and includes VQ Day, a celebration of Vocational Qualification Achievement on 4th June and it concludes with […]

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Adult Festival of Learning

Posted by HEART | Posted: 2nd May 2014 10:43am

We are delighted to be supporting the new Festival of Learning aimed at promoting the benefits of learning for adults, whether this be learning for self-interest or for career development.  The festival runs from 1st May to 20th June and includes VQ Day, a celebration of Vocational Qualification Achievement on 4th June and it concludes with […]

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So much talent available.

Posted by HEART | Posted: 2nd May 2014 9:01am

West Yorkshire has the largest concentration of higher education providers outside London and between our twelve partners there are well over 100,000 students working toward degrees and masters at any one time. All our partners are naturally keen to support their students in having not only an excellent academic experience but also to provide access […]

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One Minute Business Read – Can we help you?

Posted by HEART | Posted: 15th April 2014 10:05am

“Humans are not special because of their big brains. That’s not the reason we can build rocket ships – no individual can. We have rockets because 10,000 individuals cooperate in producing the information.” Kim Hayes, Professor of Anthropology at Arizona State University   This quote opens the ‘State of the Relationship Report 2014’ from the […]

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You don’t have to be 18 to access higher education.

Posted by HEART | Posted: 4th April 2014 12:04pm

      HEART and our twelve partners are getting really excited about the forthcoming Yorkshire and Humber regional Adult Learners Week Awards.  Celebrating individual success in learning at all levels is wonderful and never more so than when the celebration is for adults returning to learn. Often the thought of University level study is […]

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Inspiring, innovative and international. Yorkshire Talking Heads

Posted by HEART | Posted: 24th March 2014 9:25am

HEART were delighted to sponsor Yorkshire Talking Heads on 20 March 2014 when the Vice Chancellor of the University of Huddersfield, Professor Bob Cryan provided insights to his journey from Deighton estate to the VC of his home town University. Huddersfield has just won University of the Year at the Times Higher Education awards and Professor […]

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