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

Anjali, Engineering

"The students at the UTC come here to get ahead. Most students are like me, they don’t want to mess about. Everyone wants to succeed, so it makes it much easier to concentrate on learning. I feel more secure here, especially about ultimately getting a job.”

Anjali, already has her career path mapped out – she wants to be a Structural Engineer – and that’s just what the UTC is helping her to achieve. When  Anjali received her GCSE results she was delighted with them, saying: “I’m really proud of my result in Engineering as it’s really difficult. I’m delighted with my A in Maths as I want to study Maths at A Level.”

Anjali has decided that her next step will be to continue with a mix of technical qualifications and A Levels at the UTC.  She is very clear on why UTC is the best option for her:  “Firstly, I have a really good relationship with the teachers, it’s very easy to talk to them. I feel they really care here.  Secondly, it’s so much more focused at the UTC – it’s about having a passion for particular subjects.  Thirdly, people here are really keen to learn.  The students at the UTC come here to get ahead.  Most students are like me, they don’t want to mess about. Everyone wants to succeed, so it makes it much easier to concentrate on learning.  I feel more secure here, especially about ultimately getting a job.”

The UTC has offered opportunities that Anjali feels she would not have been offered at other schools: “We’ve done a lot of employer-related stuff. For example, we visited Rolls-Royce and got to see how they build engines, it was really awesome! It’s been an eye-opener being here.  I’ve learnt a lot more about Engineering than I could have done at school.”

After sixth form, Anjali is considering an apprenticeship as she feels this might be a better route for her than university, but she feels she has options: “There are so many people with the same qualifications, here you get something different.”

Read more student experiences:

Rebecca, Creative and Digital
Kirsten, Creative and Digital Media
Ben, Health Sciences
Megan, Health Sciences

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