GHWY developing new five-year strategy 

Go Higher West Yorkshire (GHWY) is developing a new five-year strategy that will cover the period of the upcoming Access and Participation Plans. 

The new agreement, which will run from January 2021 until July 2025, will ensure the consortium’s work remains relevant to its 13 partners. These span many different types of HE, each of which brings a fresh perspective to the opportunities and challenges of a changing sector.  

All of the partners have individually fed into a scoping exercise that built on an aims and objectives planning session that was undertaken in spring and summer 2018. This feedback will be further scoped and prioritised, with consideration being given to new opportunities, in advance of initial recommendations being taken to the Board for comment and refinement in June 2020.  

The process thereafter will be: 

  1. Review and adjustment with Access & Participation Strategy Group and Go Higher Skills Group (September 2020) 
  2. Final sign-off by Board (October 2020) 
  3. New agreements signed (December 2020) and take effect (January 2021) 
  4. Implementation and review (from January 2021) 

The new consortium agreement will be achieved through consensus decision by all partners to make sure it meets their individual as well as collaborative needs. It will help to deliver GHWY’s aim to connect partners to improve access to, success in and progression from higher education, for those from under-represented groups.