Message from UTC Sheffield City Centre

  • Updated: Sunday, October 18th 2020
  • A Year 9 student has tested positive for Covid-19 and Year 9 parents/carers are asked to download our letter. Year 9 students are being asked to isolate and return to school after half-term on Monday 2 November.
  • The UTC remains open for all other year groups.
  • When Sheffield moved into the Tier 2, high risk category, we had to cancel tours of the UTC, but we are currently looking at strategies to enable tours in some format in the near future. We will be in touch as soon as possible about transition meetings/possible tours.

Message from UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park

Updated: Friday, October 16th 2020

All students will be able to return to learning on site at UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park full-time – week commencing Monday, October 19th 2020. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this challenging time. Please note our campus tours are going ahead in single family groups.

UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park are running virtual events to hear about our exciting specialisms, with an opportunity to hear from the Principal, the Curriculum Director and staff, and our employer partners.

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

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

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

Patients Teach UTC Health Students

Health students at UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park have been getting hands-on experience with patients and medical professionals.

Year 10 students, who are currently studying coursework about the body’s systems, have been working with the University of Sheffield on their “Patients as Educators” project.

The programme, which was developed by Martin Hague, Clinical Skills and Patients as Educators Manager at the University of Sheffield, started in 2004 and aims to provide students with the opportunity to meet and learn from real patients. Since beginning, the programme has grown significantly, with UTC students being involved for the past two years.

Staff and students from the University visited the Olympic Legacy Park UTC in November to deliver a session. During the session, the UTC students learnt about the body’s systems before being introduced to a patient. Students are given the opportunity to ask the patient questions and learn from their experience, about the conditions they have and about the methods of treatment they are receiving. During the session, students were also joined by medical undergraduates who came in to talk about the physiology of the conditions.

Feeding back on the session, students involved said:

“I really enjoyed the fact that the session involved real people and not just case studies. It made it interesting and I learnt a lot.”

“The real-life experience of the patient made the condition easier to understand.”

“The session makes you feel connected to the patient, and I enjoyed that.”

“I learnt a lot in the lesson.”

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