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UTC Sheffield Public Consultation and Open Event

Posted: 12 June 2017 in City Centre, News, Olympic Legacy Park

Young people and their parents are invited to take part in a public consultation as part of a UTC Sheffield open event this week. Visitors will meet the Principals and teachers, and take part in tours of the multi-million pound facilities at UTC Sheffield City Centre campus on Matilda Street – which is Ofsted graded […]

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Professor Lord Winston Officially Opens UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park Campus

Posted: 24 May 2017 in News, Olympic Legacy Park

Leading scientist Professor Lord Winston has officially opened Sheffield’s second University Technical College (UTC) this week. Lord Winston met students, staff, governors and employers at UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park on Old Hall Road, Attercliffe Common, on Tuesday, May 23rd. During the visit Lord Winston toured the new facilities, saw students demonstrating technical tasks, took […]

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UTC Sheffield Computing Students Win National Robotics Challenge

Posted: 22 May 2017 in News, Olympic Legacy Park

UTC Sheffield computing students have shown that their level technical skills are top of the class by winning a national robotics competition. Two teams of Year 10 and Year 12 students attended a national Vex Robotics UTC Championships at Silverstone UTC in Northamptonshire this month on May 10th. The UTC Sheffield Year 12 students were […]

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Sheffield’s University Technical College (UTC) Launches Public Consultation to Lower Student Recruitment Age

Posted: 19 May 2017 in City Centre, News, Olympic Legacy Park, Trust

UTC Sheffield has launched a public consultation on proposals to recruit younger students from the age of 13 starting in September 2018. Students currently join the UTC at the age of 14 in Year 10 or at the age of 16 in Year 12, and complete technical as well as academic qualifications including GCSEs and […]

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Professor Lord Winston to Officially Open UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park Campus

Posted: 18 May 2017 in News, Olympic Legacy Park

Leading scientist Professor Lord Winston will officially open the new £10 million UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park campus next week. Lord Winston will meet students, staff, governors and employers, tour the health sciences suite, and computing and science labs, and unveil a commemorative plaque on Tuesday, May 23rd, at the UTC campus on Old Hall […]

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UTC City Students Enjoy Termly Employer Mentoring

Posted: 24 April 2017 in City Centre, News

Every term students from UTC Sheffield City Centre meet with mentors from an array of Creative & Digital and Engineering sector businesses as part of the exciting ‘Employer Mentor Programme’. Local, national and multi-national businesses continue to support UTC Sheffield City Centre by providing project support and mentoring to students throughout their programme. These Employer […]

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UTC Students to Compete in Robotics Challenge

Posted: 28 March 2017 in Olympic Legacy Park

UTC Sheffield computing students are getting ready to put their high level technical skills to the test by taking part in a national robotics competition. Two teams of Year 10 and Year 12 students will attend the event on May 10th at Silverstone UTC in Northamptonshire, which involves students from other UTCs. Sarah Clark, Principal, […]

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Think UTC Campaign Launches

Posted: 17 March 2017 in City Centre, News, Olympic Legacy Park, Trust

A campaign to raise awareness of the benefits of studying technical qualifications from the age of 14 is taking place this week. Think UTC celebrates the work that University Technical Colleges do to inspire young people to become the scientists, engineers, technologists and innovators of the future. The national day, on March 17th, is being […]

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Schools Struggle To Prepare Students For Technical Careers

Posted: 28 February 2017 in City Centre, News, Olympic Legacy Park, Trust

A new report released today – February 28th 2017 – by the charity that promotes University Technical Colleges, including UTC Sheffield, reveals that nearly half (45%) of 20-35 year olds working in STEM related roles (science, technology, engineering and maths) believe the subjects they studied at school are useless in the world of work. A […]

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Government Performance Table Results: Q&A

Posted: 26 January 2017 in City Centre, News, Trust

Introduction: the new performance measures The government has changed the way that schools are measured. The first set of new data was published this month, January 2017. The progress 8 score for UTC Sheffield City Centre – which is Ofsted graded ‘good’ – has ranked as ‘underperforming’. This does not reflect on the wider experience […]

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