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

Callam, Creative and Digital

Banner image: Callum Fellows

"The UTC in three words: Fascinating, interesting and enlightening!"

Creative and Digital student Callam joined UTC Sheffield the first year it opened: ‘When I came to the open days there was no building, but the UTC sounded like it had a lot to offer and it’s definitely delivered! I really like the design of the building with half new and half old, it’s really interesting.’

Callam is specialising in Creative and Digital Industries and studying A Levels in Photography and Creative Writing alongside. He has now been offered a place at Sheffield Hallam University to study Creative Writing where he hopes to continue his love of fictional writing and turn this into a career.

Whilst at the UTC, Callam has worked on employer projects, including a games design project with international games developer, Sumo Digital.  Students were asked to design a game and then present their ideas to the company director. Callam won the Best Presentation Award for his game presentation. He said, ‘Gaming isn’t necessarily my thing but I designed a Mario style game, called Monkey Business. The judges were so impressed with my business pitch I won an award, so I was really happy with that!’

Callam has also worked on the VR (Virtual Reality) Prosthetics Project, a joint venture with Sheffield Hallam University and the prestigious Wellcome Trust, where students were asked to participate in a variety of activities to help them relate to the issues surrounding limb loss and prosthetic limbs. Whilst working on the project, Callam has participated in two workshops: one where UTC students met with Danish students to take part in activities simulating disabilities, designing prosthetic solutions and getting hands-on experience with the VR system developed at Sheffield Hallam University; another, where the UTC students helped to deliver a workshop to over 50 primary school pupils. ‘It was such an interesting experience seeing all the technology possibilities for prosthetics, and I really enjoyed being able to deliver a workshop for others to enjoy the same experience.’

Callam sums up his UTC experience in three words, ‘Fascinating, interesting and enlightening!’

Read more student experiences:

Georgia, Sport Science
Shauna, Creative & Digital
Hannah, Creative and Digital
Anjali, Engineering

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