GLOBAL RECOGNITION FOR LOCALLY DEVELOPED RESOURCE
The My Big Tomorrow website has received global recognition as an education resource after winning multiple awards only six months after being launched.
Developed locally in Newcastle by the University of Newcastle in conjunction with Newism and the Village of Useful, My Big Tomorrow is designed to help young Australians realise their career goals.
Earlier this month, My Big Tomorrow won the 2015 Australian Web Award for Education; making it one of the nine best Australian websites of the year.
"Over 100,000 websites are created in Australia each year and we're stoked to be in the top nine. We're also proud it's for such an amazing mission," said Andy Howard, Head of Digital at The Village of Useful.
A few weeks later My Big Tomorrow also won Silver at the 2015 User Experience Awards held in New York that recognise the best in user experience design worldwide.
"Everyone involved in the project team is proud of what this resource can do to promote pathways to higher education and we are excited to have this work recognised globally as one of the world's best user experience designs," said Mr Howard.
My Big Tomorrow also received a NEWi Award in October and was a finalist for the 2015 Net Awards.
"This is a huge achievement for all the teams behind My Big Tomorrow," said Belinda Munn, Associate Director of the Centre of Excellence for Equity in Higher Education.
"This was a massive project undertaken in less than 12 months, so to have our work recognised on such a grand scale is beyond any of our expectations. The website was developed in consultation with school students and teachers, so these awards help validate the effort that went in to creating a resource that was useful and relevant to our intended audience," she added.
Since May this year, more than 26,000 people have accessed the website and over 100 schools are linking to the site from their school career pages.
Visit mybigtomorrow.com.au for more information.
My Big Tomorrow was funded by the Higher Education Participation and Partnerships Programme and is an initiative of the Centre of Excellence for Equity in Higher Education at the University of Newcastle, Australia.