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Meet Head of Computing at UTC Sheffield, Colin Smith

Posted: 16 February 2018 in News, Olympic Legacy Park, Trust

With years of experience in the computing industry, Colin Smith discovered a love for teaching when training software developers to extend their skills. “I applied for a PGCE course in Sheffield Hallam University and when it came to the first teaching placement, I absolutely loved it. I’ve never looked back since.” Colin originally studied computing […]

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Meet Head of Creative and Digital Media, Victoria Allen

Posted: 13 February 2018 in News

Victoria brings a wealth of experience and expertise to her job as Head of Creative and Digital Media at the UTC. For the past 11 years, she has worked with the OCR exam board at national level as a Principal Examiner and an author of course work and text books for the Cambridge Nationals and […]

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Meet Head of Engineering, Letisha Smith

Posted: 12 February 2018 in City Centre, News, Trust

“I’m a qualified Engineer and teaching Engineering is something I feel quite passionate about. Businesses need it, there’s such a shortage, and young people have no idea what Engineering is about.” Letisha studied Materials Engineering at Sheffield Hallam University. Her first job was in technical marketing but she decided to go back to university and […]

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UTC Sheffield’s Response: Northern Powerhouse ‘Educating the North’ Report

Posted: 1 February 2018 in City Centre, News, Olympic Legacy Park, Trust

UTC Sheffield has welcomed a new report, published today, that calls for more employer involvement in education and technical training. Educating the North: Driving Ambition Across the Powerhouse makes several recommendations including calling for Northern employers to commit to providing an inspirational experience of the world of work for more than 900,000 young people every […]

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Molly Gets Broadcast Career on Track Thanks to UTC

Posted: 31 January 2018 in City Centre, News, Trust

While some new students worry about beginning a new course at university, Molly Keyworth arrived feeling confident of her creative ability and technical skills. The 21-year-old, from Sheffield, is currently completing her final year of a BA Honours Degree in Television and Radio at the University of Salford in Manchester. Molly is now making successful […]

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Q&A: UTC Sheffield City Centre Campus Progress 8 Scores

Posted: 26 January 2018 in City Centre, News, Trust

Introduction: new performance measures  The way that the performance of schools and pupils is measured has changed. The government introduced a new score called Progress 8 in 2016. This replaced the GCSE leagues tables based on the number of pupils gaining A* to C grades. Under the new system UTC Sheffield City Centre campus – […]

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UTC Sheffield City Centre Principal Appointed To National T Level Panel

Posted: 14 December 2017 in City Centre, News

UTC Sheffield City Centre Principal Alex Reynolds has been appointed to a new government panel as part of a national shake-up of vocational education. The government is launching 15 new technical qualifications, known as T Levels, as part of an overhaul of the education system for 16 to 19-year-olds. T Levels aim to put technical […]

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UTC Students Enjoy Super Sonic Car Adventure With The Institution of Mechanical Engineers

Posted: 12 December 2017 in City Centre, News

UTC Sheffield students have put their technical skills to the test during a Bloodhound Engineering Adventure themed day supported by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Sixty-four Year 11 engineering students, aged 15 and 16, were introduced to the Bloodhound Super Sonic Car project which is a global engineering adventure, using a 1,000mph world land speed […]

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UTC Sheffield Computing Students Make it Through to VEX Robotics National Competition

Posted: 5 December 2017 in News, Olympic Legacy Park

A team of Year 12 students at UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park have made it through the regional heats of the VEX Robotics competition to secure their place competing at nationals. The team also took home Tournament Champions. A total of 18 teams took part in the competition, held at De Montfort School in Evesham. […]

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Professor Lord Winston Returns to UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park

Posted: 30 November 2017 in News, Olympic Legacy Park

Professor Lord Winston has returned to deliver a talk to UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park students after officially opening the campus earlier this year. Lord Winston held a question and answer session on Thursday 23 November. The £10 million campus, on Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park, specialises in Computing, Health Sciences and Sport Science, and opened […]

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