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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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Young People Invited To UTC Sheffield Showcase Events

Posted: 13 January 2017 in City Centre, News, Olympic Legacy Park, Trust

Young people interested in training for some of the region’s most in demand careers are invited to attend two UTC Sheffield showcase events next week. The first one takes place at UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park on Old Hall Road on Monday, January 16th from 5.30pm to 7.15pm. The campus specialises in computing, health sciences […]

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UTC Sheffield Students Quiz Politicians In Live Radio Broadcast

Posted: 1 December 2016 in News

UTC Sheffield students were among a packed audience attending a live national radio programme at UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park campus. BBC Radio 4’s Any Questions? was broadcast live from Sheffield’s second and newly opened University Technical College (UTC) on Friday, November 25th. The lively topical discussion programme, presented by Jonathan Dimbleby, attracts a high profile […]

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Top Performing UTC Sheffield Students Win WorldSkills Medal Haul

Posted: 21 November 2016 in City Centre, News

Top performing UTC Sheffield engineering students have won a haul of medals in the prestigious national WorldSkills UK competition. UTC Sheffield City Centre campus students clinched four competition team medals overall comprising one gold, two silver and one bronze. The students are among the top performers for engineering skills after competing against colleges, employers and […]

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