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

Computing Students Success in Hackback 2 Competition

Year 12 Computing students, Thomas Fairey, Jack Underwood, Daniel Dixon and Jakub Zrobczynski, took part in the Hackback 2 national cyber security capture-the-flag competition in October.

The event itself is aimed at university students. As UTC Sheffield OLP is already an established cyber-security entity, we were given special admittance to the competition, which boasts an impressive £1000 prize for the team who finishes with the most points.

Students involved in the competition made use of the facilities on offer at the UTC in order to prepare for the competition, which include a dedicated ‘dirty network’ to practice practical hacking skills in a safe environment.

The five-hour hacking event tested the students’ theoretical and practical knowledge within cyber security, including web-application exploitation, reverse engineering, and computer networking. The team came 37th out of 207 teams.

Year 12 student, Thomas Fairey said: “The cyber security capture-the-flag events provide a great opportunity to compete on a national and international level, earn prizes and just generally have fun.”

Head of Computing, Shaun Whorton, said: “The Hackback competition provides students with a safe and ethical environment to demonstrate their hacking knowledge and skills. As someone who’s worked in the cyber security industry, these types of events are a direct simulation of the situations ethical hackers face in their day-to-day working environment.

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