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

Evie, Engineering

"A lot of employers come in, very often. You get to speak to them, and they tell us about their companies and set projects for us to do. I don’t think anywhere else offers that kind of benefit. When you’re applying for jobs, you’ve got real experience to write about."

Evie’s interest in Engineering was sparked when doing a technology module at her previous school: ‘My interest in Engineering started in my old school because we did a module in resistant materials and I wanted to take it further. When I first visited the UTC I just loved the atmosphere! Here, everybody wants to learn and wants to get the best out of their educations.’

Evie joined the UTC in September 2015 as a Year 12 pupil specialising in Engineering and studying A Levels in Maths, Physics and Product Design. ‘My first impression of the UTC was that it is innovative! I’d never seen any robotics or anything like that before; every other college I looked round was nowhere near as well equipped. I thought this is a way I can make a massive step into the industry.’

She continues, ‘The best thing about studying here is the teachers and the atmosphere, because you’ve got teachers that are experts in the subject and they share that knowledge with you. I love Engineering, it’s very focused on problem-solving, and I like using that skill. I also like being able to use the practical machinery like the milling machine and the lathe.’

Evie feels she is benefitting from the employer input: ‘A lot of employers come in, very often. You get to speak to them, and they tell us about their companies and set projects for us to do. I don’t think anywhere else offers that kind of benefit. When you’re applying for jobs, you’ve got real experience to write about.’

Evie is now looking at her options after finishing her studies at UTC Sheffield and is considering a career in Architecture or Design Engineering. She’s aware that there isn’t a huge number of women in Engineering, but to girls considering studying at the UTC she says, ‘Go for it, don’t be put off by the lack of girls in Engineering; if anything the lack of women helps us!’

Read more student experiences:

Ben, Engineering
Joseph, Engineering
Kirsten, Creative and Digital Media
Tareq, Engineering

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