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

Daniel, Engineering

I really enjoy solving problems and making things work, and that’s what appeals to me about engineering and maths. It was an amazing feeling to win a gold medal at WorldSkills UK and taking part in that taught me how to work under pressure and to deadline. That has prepared me really well for university especially as industrial control is also on the syllabus.”

UTC Sheffield student Daniel Pickering is celebrating after gaining top grades to study rocket science at a prestigious Russell Group university.

The 18-year-old has completed a technical qualification in engineering as well as three A Levels at UTC Sheffield City Centre campus on Matilda Street.

In his A Levels, Daniel achieved a grade A* in maths, and grade As in further maths and physics. He gained a distinction* in the engineering technical qualification.

Now, he is going on to the University of Sheffield to start a Degree in Aerospace Engineering, which involves the study of new technologies for aviation and spacecraft. He said: “I felt happy when I found out the results.”

During his time at the UTC, Daniel was part of a student team that won a gold medal in the industrial control skills competition at WorldSkills UK.

The UTC students were ranked among the top performers for engineering skills after competing against colleges, employers and universities from across the country. Overall, the UTC Sheffield team came joint fifth in the UK medal table last year.

Daniel added: “I really enjoy solving problems and making things work, and that’s what appeals to me about engineering and maths. It was an amazing feeling to win a gold medal at WorldSkills UK and taking part in that taught me how to work under pressure and to deadline. That has prepared me really well for university especially as industrial control is also on the syllabus.”

His other highlights from being at the UTC include applying and getting through to the interview stage at the University of Cambridge; and taking part in a Nuffield research project at the University of Sheffield. That involved using computer simulation and software to analyse fluid flow in abnormalities affecting the blood vessels.

Read more student experiences:

Cameron, Engineering
Damian, Creative & Digital
Ellie, Creative and Digital Media
Sophie, Engineering

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