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

Hannah, Creative and Digital

"The UTC environment is really good – when you are submerged in it you get to meet so many different people and you can create so many different things. It opens up loads of opportunities!"

Hannah joined UTC Sheffield City Centre as a Year 12 student with a passion for creative and digital industries. She says, ‘I chose the UTC because it’s a really creative place and I work well doing hands-on things, and that’s exactly what the UTC offered.’ She has now been offered a higher level Cinema Apprenticeship at the Showroom Cinema in Sheffield.

Hannah first found out about the apprenticeship when she decided university might not be the best option for her: ‘Originally Miss Allen told me about this opportunity. I was talking about apprenticeships to her, as I’d applied to university but wasn’t sure it was the right decision. Miss Allen emailed a couple of apprenticeship opportunities through, we looked at them and I decided to apply for the Showroom as it looked spot on. Miss Allen then helped me with my cover letter and with practice interviews.’

Hannah will start her apprenticeship after completing her technical qualifications and A Levels at the UTC. Her apprenticeship will be a mix of marketing and programming; she will be responsible for tasks including creation of promotional material, choosing the footage for the previews to films, social media and working with the clubs and activities provided at the Showroom. ‘I’m looking forward to all the new experiences I’ll have and meeting so many new and interesting people. It’s going to be amazing, I think I’ll thrive in the creative environment.’
After completing her apprenticeship, Hannah plans to stay within the creative sector to pursue her career: ‘My passion is definitely producing and I’d like to make short films and TV shows. I hope to stay in the business and progress.’

Commenting on her overall experience of the UTC, Hannah said, ‘The environment is really good – when you are submerged in it you get to meet so many different people and you can create so many different things. The UTC opens up loads of opportunities, there is so much I’ve learnt that I don’t think I would have done in sixth form. Here you’re actually doing it, it’s so much more creative!’

Read more student experiences:

Tianna, Health Sciences
Mia, Creative & Digital
Daniel, Engineering
Jack, Engineering

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