Message from UTC Sheffield City Centre

We have increased student online learning using Teams as the predominant method of delivery. This may be supplemented with face to face delivery on site in the coming weeks, for those students who require additional support. All students have been sent information on how to download and set up Teams. Should any student have difficulties with this, please contact admin@utcsheffield.org.uk and we will address your query as soon as possible. Therefore, our offer of face to face teaching, in line with government advice is that we will invite key worker/vulnerable/students who cannot access online delivery.

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In these unprecedented times, we are sorry that we are unable to run the parents evening on 15 July 2020.  If you have any pressing concerns, please contact admin@utcsheffield.org.uk

Message from UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park

Coronavirus update: From 15 June, UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park is open to a wider cohort of identified Y10 and Y12 students as well as to vulnerable students and children of key workers. Please see the Letters page and the Covid-19 Update page on our website.

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:

Aaron, Engineering
Lewis, Computing
Damian, Creative & Digital
Bella, Creative and Digital

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