UTC prepares Computing Student for exciting future within STEM

10 September 2020 Computing

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.