Survey Privacy Notice

About us

Go Higher West Yorkshire works with school and colleges to help learners to make decisions about your next steps in education. Go Higher West Yorkshire is a partnership of universities and colleges working together to reduce inequalities and help everyone who can benefit to access and succeed in higher education.

We are part of the OfS Uni Connect Programme – impartial advice and guidance on college and university.  Uni Connect is funded by the Office for Students. It is a national network of partnerships across England which offer impartial advice, guidance and activities on the benefits and realities of higher education in college and university.

About our  research & evaluation

We are doing evaluation and research to find out whether the activities we run make a difference to the learners that take part. To do this we collect a range of data from learners, and also administer surveys to find out about the knowledge and attitudes of those who take part in our activities.

Data and survey responses are analysed and we use these statistics to understand how helpful different activities are and if they make a difference to learner decisions about their future. This will help us to decide what activities we should offer to other young people in the future.

What personal data we will collect

  • Contact details – Email address (optional)

What we will use your data for

This is collected in order for us to follow up with you in cases where we would like to request further information (i.e. continue the conversation). You do not have to give your name or email if you prefer to remain anonymous, and we will only contact you if you give us permission to do so.

Lawful basis

The lawful basis for collecting the personal data detailed above is Consent and, by completing this survey, you are consenting for us to use your data in the ways described in this Privacy Notice.

Protecting your data

Your data is collected via Microsoft Forms and is processed in compliance with General Data Protection Regulation 2018 (GDPR).  Your data will only be accessible to key members of the GHWY Data, Evaluation and Impact team. It will be stored securely on the University of Leeds server and password protected.  We will hold your data only for as long as is necessary, and will minimise the data we hold as far as possible.  If we report or publish on this work, we will never identify you as an individual.

Data controller

The organisation responsible for looking after your personal data (Data Controller) is the University of Leeds (acting on behalf of Go Higher West Yorkshire). The University of Leeds’ Data Protection Officer is Alice Temple. If you have any queries concerning the use of your data, please email:

Your rights

You have the right to

  • Rectification – that any mistakes in the data held about you are corrected.
  • Erasure – that data held about you is deleted.
  • Restriction of rights to process – that you limit how the data about you is used.
  • Object to your data being used.
  • Portability – for you to have your data given back to you in an accessible form so that you can take it somewhere else.
  • Withdraw – the right to decide you do not want to take any further part in the research, but you may be happy for us to keep the data we already hold about you.

If you are not happy with the way your data is being handled, you have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office.

Contact details

Go Higher West Yorkshire

c/o University of Leeds