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.

UTC City Centre Students Get on Board the HeppSY+ Bus

On Wednesday 18th October, students from UTC Sheffield City Centre became some of the first young people to get on board the HeppSY+ mobile classroom as part of the campaign launch.

The Higher Education Progression Partnership South Yorkshire Plus (HeppSY+) is part of a national programme funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) to support young people most at risk of missing out on higher education, and is a collaboration between Sheffield Hallam University, the University of Sheffield and South Yorkshire Colleges.

Over the next few months the HeppSY+ mobile classroom will travel to schools and colleges across the region to offer young people support and advice regarding higher education.

During the launch UTC students took part in a number of activities, including higher-education-themed versions of the popular games Jenga and Top Trumps, as well as Catchphrase. The purpose of the activities was to test the students’ knowledge of higher education, bust well known myths, and provide young people with the information they need to make an informed decision about their future education.

Students involved in the session had the following to say:

‘I really want to go to university to study architecture. I think this campaign is a great idea because it helps you to overcome the challenge of wondering whether you can do it.’ – Jasmine

‘Even though I’m not sure about university, I think this is really good way of finding out what university is all about, because now I’m thinking maybe I should do a degree apprenticeship.’ – Caitlin

‘When I first came here this morning, to the bus, I wanted to do an apprenticeship, but talking to the graduate interns today they’ve told me about all the benefits of university, which is making me reconsider.’ – Tom

‘There was a lot about university I didn’t know before today, like the way the loans work and all the different clubs you can get involved with. It’ been really useful to come here today.’ – Sean

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