Screenshot of the Make Your Mark homepage
The choices made by young people between the ages of 11 and 16 can be vital to their success in the future but research shows there is a lack of accessible information for school pupils at this point in their education.
That was the thinking behind Middlesex University’s new Make Your Mark website created to support pupils with information and advice as they make important decisions about their education.
The site features a range of exciting interactive resources including quizzes, videos and blogs. These cover many of the topics young people are concerned about including studying for A-Levels, choosing a university and exploring alternative routes into higher education such as apprenticeships.
The University’s Education Liaison and Outreach team created the website based on feedback from pupils in schools and colleges.
Research by UCAS Media shows 90 percent of pupils have already decided what they want to do by Year 11. The Make Your Mark website aims to help them make informed choices by providing key information at this early stage.
Elita Eliades-Ahmed, Relationships Manager (Schools and Outreach) at Middlesex, is proud to have worked on this valuable resource for young people.
“Make Your Mark is a very exciting project for the Education Liaison and Outreach team,” she says.
“By empowering young people to research their choices and make informed decisions we are helping shape the success and employability outcomes of future generations.
“Schools and colleges continually emphasise the need for expert platforms that help students to develop not only their academic attainment but also their life and transitional skills.
“It’s great to be able to work on such a valuable resource for young people.”
A key area of the website provides guidance on writing a personal statement and completing a UCAS form correctly.
The website is also linked to a new Younger Audience Guide featuring current Middlesex students giving advice on university life.
A range of fun and engaging launch events are planned over the next few months on Middlesex’s campus and in local schools and colleges.