Olympic Legacy Park News

Q&A: UTC Sheffield and Progress 8

Posted: 24 January 2019 in City Centre, News, Olympic Legacy Park, Trust

Nick Crew, Sheffield UTC Executive Principal

This Q&A explains the government’s annual secondary school performance tables including Progress 8, published on January 24th, 2019. UTC Sheffield’s primary purpose is to deliver a curriculum that trains young people, aged 13 to 19, in the skills highly valued by employers, and which enhances their career and university prospects and contributes to the economy. […]

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Meet Owen Davies, Curriculum Director for Maths

Posted: 17 January 2019 in News, Olympic Legacy Park

We caught up with Owen Davies, new Curriculum Director for Maths at UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park, who started in September 2018. First up was understanding how Owen ended up teaching maths…   How did you get into teaching? I studied Aeronautical Engineering at University of Salford, then after my degree I pursued a career […]

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Life Beyond GCSEs Event Inspires UTC Students

Posted: 12 December 2018 in News, Olympic Legacy Park, Trust

Post 16 students at UTC have been exploring their higher education opportunities at a careers event supported by HeppSY+. On Tuesday 27th November, with the support of HeppSY+, UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park held a “Life Beyond GCSEs” event for students and their parents to explore the option available to them after school. The event […]

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Patients Teach UTC Health Students

Posted: 6 December 2018 in News, Olympic Legacy Park

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 […]

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UTC Students Learn from Professionals

Posted: in News, Olympic Legacy Park

Students at UTC have been getting a taste of the world of work during an employer mentoring week. Employers from the sport, health and computing sectors visited UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy last week to meet and talk to students about their professions and share inside tips about securing roles in their fields. These visits happen […]

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Success for UTC Students at National Maths Competition

Posted: 5 December 2018 in News, Olympic Legacy Park

A UTC student has been selected as one of only 1000 students in the UK to take part in a national Maths competition. Christian Marriot was one of 15 A-Level UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park students who took part in the United Kingdom Mathematics Trust (UKMT) Senior Mathematical Challenge on Tuesday 6th November.   The […]

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UTC Sheffield Computing Students Aim To Crack Cyber Security Challenge

Posted: 3 December 2018 in News, Olympic Legacy Park, Trust

Our UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park computing students are applying the latest high tech skills to problem solving as part of a national cyber security challenge. Twenty UTC students are competing in the Cyber Centurion competition, aimed at 12 to 18 year-olds interested in cyber defence, code breaking, puzzles and problem solving. Four teams of […]

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South Yorkshire Teenagers Invited To Life Beyond GCSEs Careers Evening

Posted: 22 November 2018 in News, Olympic Legacy Park, Trust

UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park

Teenagers are being urged to think about life beyond exams and attend a higher education careers evening. Some of the region’s top universities as well as local colleges and employers will be in attendance. Celebrity boyband New Kings Order, from The X Factor, will be making a special appearance and staging a live performance. Hosted […]

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Young UTC Coder in the Limelight

Posted: 9 November 2018 in News, Olympic Legacy Park

A UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park student has won a competition category in the city’s CODE>MAKE>WIN competition which celebrates the next generation of digital talent. Jack Underwood, a computing student, has been recognised for his game development skills. He fought off tough competition to be awarded first prize in games design category for the age […]

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Director of Research & Innovation at Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation meets students at UTC

Posted: 1 November 2018 in News, Olympic Legacy Park

In October Paul Dimitri, an Honorary Professor of Child Health at Sheffield Hallam University, as well as a Consultant in Paediatric Endocrinology and Director of Research and Innovation at Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, visited UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park to meet and talk to students studying Computing, Health Sciences and Sport Science. The talk […]

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