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

UTC prepares Computing Student for exciting future within STEM

UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park student, Jordan Wolny, loved studying the Computing specialism, and the school inspired him to continue his studies in this area.

Why did you decide to join the UTC?
My previous school didn’t offer Computer Science and I was really keen to study this. The specialisms at the UTC looked exciting and stood out to me, so I wanted to take this opportunity to challenge myself and see what I could achieve.

How do you feel about your results?
I studied Maths, Computer Science and IT, which were challenging subjects but very rewarding. I developed my problem-solving skills and confidence, which are important skills to have. I received an A in Computing, A in Maths and a Distinction in IT. Considering the current situation, I think I’ve done really well and I’m proud of myself.

What’s your favourite memory of the UTC?
I enjoyed making new friends and getting to know lots of different people, both staff and students, as it was a welcoming environment. I liked all of my subjects and felt supported my everyone around me. My favourite memories would be building my technical skills in lessons as it was great learning something new and the teaching was of such a high standard, particularly in the Maths Department.

What’s been your biggest achievement?
Improving my communication skills and learning how to speak to a range of different people, which I hope to develop further in the future. It’s been good to gain knowledge in a range of different subjects, especially in those that I am the most passionate about.

Are you excited for your next steps?
My plans are to study Computer Science at the University of York, as this is a subject that I am incredibly passionate about. I feel like the UTC has prepared me well for my future studies and career, as I am a more well-rounded, confident individual.

Do you have any advice for students thinking about joining the UTC?
I would say try to work hard even when you find things difficult, as it will all be worth it in the end. It’s important to not give up and keep studying until you achieve your goals.

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