Determined UTC Sheffield student Mitchell Duncan had set his heart on studying at a prestigious local university.
Now his studies and hard work have paid off. The 18-year-old is going on to the University of Sheffield to study a Degree in Mechanical Engineering.
Mitchell has completed a technical qualification in engineering at UTC Sheffield City Centre campus, on Matilda Street, achieving a distinction* grade.
He also took three A Levels and achieved an A* grade in maths and two B grades in further maths and physics. He said: “I feel really pleased. I’m still a bit shell shocked! I’m very excited to be able to go onto my first choice of university.”
Mitchell explained: “I’ve had a really positive experience at the UTC and I am so pleased to go on to such a prestigious university. I love engineering because it’s creative and involves problem solving. I’ve been determined to aim high and reach my goal no matter how challenging that might be.”
He added: “I’ve grown up on a council estate in a single parent household. It’s important to me to stay in Sheffield and staying local will also reduce some of the associated costs of studying for a degree.”