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

Fran, Creative & Digital

The teachers are really supportive and understand the industry. The facilities are great. I used to be shy and was initially nervous about moving schools but now I’m much more confident.

UTC Sheffield student Fran Murray has ambitious designs on a career in fashion.

The 18-year-old, from North Derbyshire, has achieved two A Levels in photography and psychology both at grade C.

Fran also completed a technical qualification in creative and digital media achieving a distinction* distinction.

She is now going on to study a Degree in Fashion Promotion and Communication at Nottingham Trent University.

She said: “I am pleased with my results and relieved that the wait is over. I’m really happy that I can go onto my first choice, Nottingham Trent University.”

UTC Sheffield City Centre campus is Ofsted graded ‘good’ and was the first UTC to open in Yorkshire and Humber in September 2013. Fran joined the UTC in Year 10 when she was 14-years-old.

Fran said: “I chose UTC Sheffield because I’ve always been a creative person and enjoy the hands-on technical learning.

“I wanted to try different media sector subjects to help me work out what I wanted to do in future. I’ve created videos, trailers, game concepts, photography, journalism and creative writing and learnt how to use the latest software, which is good for going into employment and onto university.”

Fran added: “We were also set curriculum project briefs by employers, which gives you the confidence to know you can succeed. On one of the short film curriculum projects, we had to hire proper actors and go through casting auditions.

“The teachers are really supportive and understand the industry. The facilities are great. I used to be shy and was initially nervous about moving schools but now I’m much more confident. The UTC is a small specialist school. You get to know everyone. It was definitely the right decision for me.”

Alex Reynolds, Principal, UTC Sheffield City Centre, said: “It is so rewarding to see Fran progress on to university having studied with us for four years.  She is testament to what the UTC was put here to do, which is to give students industrial level skills that prepare them for the next phase of their education and careers.  Fran has done exceptionally well and we are all excited to see how her future career develops.”

Read more student experiences:

Haaris, Creative & Digital
Sam, Engineering
Jack, Computing
Grace, Sport Science

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