Message from UTC Sheffield City Centre

  • Updated: Thursday, 22nd October 2020

    UTC Sheffield City Centre is running a virtual event for Year 12 applicants. Young people, and parents and carers, can find out about our exciting specialisms, with an opportunity to hear from the Principal, Curriculum Director, staff and our employer partners.

    Engineering and Creative and Digital Media: Wednesday 11th November, 5:00pm-6:30pm. Register here.

Message from UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park

Updated: Thursday, 22nd October 2020

UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park is running a series of virtual events for applicants.  Young people, and parents and carers, can find out about our exciting specialisms and hear from the Principal, Curriculum Director, staff and our employer partners.

Computing:  Tuesday 10th November, 5:30-6:20pm

Health Sciences and Social Care: Wednesday 18th November, 5:30-6:20pm

Sport Science: Tuesday 24th November, 5:30-6:20pm

UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park is also offering pre-booked on-site campus tours, strictly for one family (six people maximum) at a time, on November 3rd, 5th, 10th 12th, 17th, 19th, 24th, 26th from 4pm to 6pm. Pre-booking is essential. Visitors will need to comply with Covid-19 safety measures including wearing face coverings and social distancing. Please visit our events page.

Jacob, Engineering

UTC Sheffield City Centre Student, Jacob Marshall, aced his A-Level and Technical Qualifications and is excited for his future.

Why did you decide to join the UTC?
I attended an open day where I spoke to the teachers and other staff members who were all welcoming and helpful. It seemed like a good environment to be in and the facilities looked good for the subjects I was studying. The open day was overall a positive experience and I got a good impression of the UTC.

How do you feel about your results?
I felt stressed before I received my results as I wasn’t sure how well I’d done, but once I found out I was really pleased. I received a Distinction* in Engineering, A* in Physics, A* in Maths and A in Further Maths. I feel proud of myself because it was quite a challenging year at times.

What was your favourite thing about studying at the UTC?
I loved Physics; the teachers couldn’t have done more to support me in my studies. I always felt like I could ask them any question and they were always there to help me with any homework that I was stuck on.

Do you have any standout moments?
In Engineering, it was interesting to have the responsibility of designing a project for a live brief set by an employer. In the computer-aided design module, we had the task of designing an underwater remote vehicle, which was something I had never done before. It was good to learn about each stage of the process and apply my skills to a real project.

Were you involved in any extra-curricular activities?
Yes, I did the World Skills UK Programme, where I was given a brief to design a system in a certain amount of time, within my team. The challenge was around pneumatics, so this helped me to develop my engineering skills that I had learnt at the UTC. My team went to London and took part in a competition against other schools, which was a good experience to be involved in.

Are you looking forward to the next chapter in your studies?
I’ll be going to Durham University to study Physics, which I am really excited about. The UTC has prepared me well and has given me the additional skills that will become useful, even after university level. It’s always a bit daunting taking the next step in your studies, but I feel ready for my next challenge.

What would you say to any students thinking of studying here?
I would say to push yourself out of your comfort zone and try new things, as you’ll never know what you can achieve. It’s important to be involved in any extra-curricular activities that interest you, as they develop your skills and are an enjoyable experience.

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