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

Ben, Engineering

"The UTC is student focused, the classes are much smaller than my old school and the teachers know all the students. There’s also facilities I never had in my old school; I really like using the latest technology."

Ben joined UTC Sheffield City Centre as a Y10 pupil in September 2015 to study Engineering, alongside core GCSE subjects and product design. He decided to join the UTC as he preferred practical learning: ‘I like to design and make things, that’s what I want to do when I leave; I think I’ll go into an apprenticeship. The UTC will help me after because of all the employers you get to meet and the knowledge they share with you.’

Since joining the UTC Ben feels he’s benefited from the unique style of learning the UTC offers: ‘The UTC is student focused, the classes are much smaller than my old school and the teachers know all the students. There’s also facilities I never had in my old school; I really like using the latest technology.’

Reflecting on his experience so far, Ben says, ‘I especially enjoyed working with Rolls Royce.  Their team came in for a day and worked with us. We had to create a structure that ran a marble from a certain height to another height, and the group that managed it in the set time won.’

In his enrichment time Ben is working on a Formula One in Schools Project, an international competition for students aged 11-16, where he is designing and making an F1 car that is CO2 powered.  He says, ‘We heard about the project in assembly, and I thought it sounded interesting. Once I looked at the booklet, it looked really good. Up to now I’ve really enjoyed the designing and using CAD – Computer Aided Design .’

With a love and a flare for technical drawing, Ben hopes to pursue his passion for engineering design once he has completed his study at the UTC.

Read more student experiences:

Grace, Sport Science
Jacob, Engineering
Madison, Creative & Digital
Hannah, Engineering

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