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

Joshua, Engineering

"The best this about being here is the atmosphere; it’s very professional, if you’re going to act like an adult then you’ll be treated like one."

Joshua joined UTC Sheffield the year it opened in 2013 as a Year 10 pupil to study Engineering alongside his GCSEs.  He is now in Year 12 and still studying Engineering alongside his A levels: Product Design, Maths and Physics.  Joshua says, ‘I decided to come to the UTC because I believed that the level of equipment and expertise were second-to-none in this area, and I’ve not been disappointed. I also realised that I really enjoyed Engineering, and the UTC offered me the chance to pursue this passion.’

UTCs offer a different learning environment to the majority of traditional schools today and Joshua sees this as a benefit: ‘The best this about being here is the atmosphere; it’s very professional, if you’re going to act like an adult then you’ll be treated like one.’

During his time at the UTC, Joshua has worked on a variety of projects, including an employer-led project with Rolls-Royce: ‘We had to design an aeroplane refuelling pump to be used when planes are turning round on the ground. I loved it! We got to visit Rolls-Royce in Derby; we got loads of information from the staff there and it was just an amazing experience.’

Since visiting Rolls-Royce and taking part in the project, Joshua has set his sights on a career in the aerospace industry: ‘I love anything aerospace and visiting Rolls-Royce just confirmed that for me! At the UTC I really enjoy working with CAD, which is heavily used in the aerospace industry. When I initially came here I thought I wanted to be an architect, now my two main ambitions are to become a commercial pilot or an aerospace engineer.’

Read more student experiences:

Rebecca, Creative and Digital
Szymon, Health Sciences
Georgia, Sport Science
Hannah, Creative and Digital

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