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

Damian, Creative & Digital

The facilities are great, you learn how to use the latest software and the teachers really understand the industry.

Damian Palliyaguruge has ambitious designs for a career in the film industry.

The 18-year-old has achieved a distinction merit in a technical qualification in creative and digital media as well as a grade B in A Level photography.

Damian joined the UTC in Year 12 at the age of 16 and is now going on to study a Degree in Film Making at the University of the West of England – UWE Bristol.

He said: “When I found out my results I was over the moon because I didn’t expect to get to the grades that I did. I chose the UTC because it offers a really good grounding in a wide range of creative media skills with employers setting the project briefs.”

Damian continued: “I’ve created an advertising campaign for Kahler clothing and a music video for Sheffield rapper Lil Midz. I’ve made a film, a mockumentary, about a misfit band of rockers going through a band break-up, and had the chance to explore photography, journalism and creative writing.

“The facilities are great, you learn how to use the latest software and the teachers really understand the industry. Choosing the UTC was definitely the right decision for me.”

Alex Reynolds, Principal, UTC Sheffield City Centre, said: “Damian has fully embraced what the UTC was designed to do. He has taken every opportunity to engage with employers and develop work to an industry standard for real-world clients.”

He added: “Alongside his exceptional results, this positions him in an extremely strong position for his future career in the creative digital media industry once he completes his degree. We wish him all the success during his time at university.”

Read more student experiences:

Ellen, Sport Science
Charlie, Engineering
Lewis, Computing
Sam, Engineering

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