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, Engineering

"At my old school we didn’t do any technology; coming here has proved to me that I can do it and given me opportunities I wouldn’t have had elsewhere. The freedom here lets you work in a style that suites you, it helps you to learn and proceed onwards."

When Hannah completed her GCSEs, she knew she wanted to be an Engineer: ‘I decided I wanted to go into Engineering and had a look at a variety of different routes, including opportunities within the military and sixth form, but after looking around UTC I decided it would be the best option because of the opportunities available, especially with employers.’

Hannah is now in Year 12 at UTC Sheffield City Centre specialising in Engineering whilst studying A Levels in Art, Maths and Physics. Prior to joining the UTC, Hannah had little experience of working practically with technology and engineering facilities: ‘At my old school we didn’t do any technology; coming here has proved to me that I can do it and given me opportunities I wouldn’t have had elsewhere. The freedom here lets you work in a style that suites you, it helps you to learn and proceed onwards.’

Describing what she enjoys most at the UTC, Hannah says, ‘I love using the Festo and Siemens mini factory, it’s equipment I’ve never seen or can’t imaging you’d get anywhere else.’

Hannah is already thinking to her future, ‘I want to go on further to do a degree, whether that’s an apprenticeship degree or straight through university I’m not sure, I’m looking at all my options. I’d like to work as a design engineer or an architect.’

Read more student experiences:

Joshua, Engineering
Tom, Health Sciences
Anjali, Engineering
Joe, Engineering

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