Message from UTC Sheffield City Centre

  • Updated: Thursday, 22nd October 2020

    UTC Sheffield City Centre is running a virtual event for Year 12 applicants. Young people, and parents and carers, can find out about our exciting specialisms, with an opportunity to hear from the Principal, Curriculum Director, staff and our employer partners.

    Engineering and Creative and Digital Media: Wednesday 11th November, 5:00pm-6:30pm. Register here.

Message from UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park

Updated: Thursday, 22nd October 2020

UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park is running a series of virtual events for applicants.  Young people, and parents and carers, can find out about our exciting specialisms and hear from the Principal, Curriculum Director, staff and our employer partners.

Computing:  Tuesday 10th November, 5:30-6:20pm

Health Sciences and Social Care: Wednesday 18th November, 5:30-6:20pm

Sport Science: Tuesday 24th November, 5:30-6:20pm

UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park is also offering pre-booked on-site campus tours, strictly for one family (six people maximum) at a time, on November 3rd, 5th, 10th 12th, 17th, 19th, 24th, 26th from 4pm to 6pm. Pre-booking is essential. Visitors will need to comply with Covid-19 safety measures including wearing face coverings and social distancing. Please visit our events page.

Where a Passion for Sport Can Lead…

On Tuesday 26th April, those interested in studying Sports Science at UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park were invited to attend an activity-packed taster event at the Sheffield Hallam University Centre for Sports Engineering Research (CSER).  Sheffield Hallam is a key sponsor of UTC Sheffield and already helping to shape the curriculum and opportunities at the second UTC.

The CSER is an internationally renowned hub of excellence for sports research, undertaking projects for global sporting brands such as Adidas, Prince, Ping, Babolat, Nike, Mitre and Gunn and Moore. The Centre also works extensively with sports organisations such as the International Tennis Federation, FIFA, the English Institute of Sport, the Scottish Institute of Sport and the England and Wales Cricket Board.

The Sheffield Hallam team worked with 15 different sports in their preparations for the London Olympics 2012 and contributed to at least 24 of the medals won by Team GB.  In fact, the work of the Centre was fundamental to the approach of ‘marginal gains’ in equipment and techniques that underpinned the extraordinary success of Team GB. The relationship with UK Sport has now expanded further, and work is already well underway in preparation for Rio 2016. The centre is just one of the sporting industry employer partners linked with the new UTC at the Olympic Legacy Park.

The event opened with a welcome from Principal Sarah Clark and then guests made their way round three exciting demonstrations:

  1. Cycling Biomechanics – a demonstration that explored some of the techniques used to understand the biomechanics of cycling, and how bike setup can be optimised for performance and technique
  2. Football Trajectory Testing – a demonstration that showed methods for testing the aerodynamics of footballs, launching footballs across the lab and filming them with high speed video
  3. 3D Body Scanning – a demonstration to show the technologies and applications of 3D body scanning.

Sports Science at UTC Sheffield will equip students with the skills they need to pursue careers as Elite Athletes, Researchers, Sports Scientists, Physiotherapists, Personal Trainers, Exercise Psychologists and many more careers within the sporting sector. Students will benefit from state-of-the-art facilities and access to professional standard sporting equipment including a fitness suite, a professional rugby pitch, an activity studio including 3D motion capture facility, access to the English institute of Sport and much more! Find out more about study at UTC Sheffield here 

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