A CAMPAIGN to encourage students to apply to university brought its roadshow to Huddersfield.
The Government's Aimhigher campaign aims to encourage children from backgrounds with little or no family experience of higher education to go to university.
In Kirklees, 21.2% of 18-year-olds go on to higher education, as against a national average of 22%.
The Aimhigher roadshow recently visited Huddersfield.
It went to Rawthorpe and Fartown high schools and Moor End Technology College at Crosland Moor.
Presenter Emma Innes spoke about higher education choices, student finances and realities of student life.
Education minister Alan Johnson said: "The Aimhigher roadshow had inspired young Huddersfield people to consider going to university.
"Applications to university from Aimhigher areas have gone up faster than in non- Aimhigher areas. But Huddersfield still has a smaller proportion of 18-year-olds going on to higher education than the national average.
"We must do more to close the gap."