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

Lewis & Maddie, Creative and Digital

"The level of trust at the UTC is fantastic. I really enjoy the fact that the teachers will tell you what you need to do and then they’ll let you get on, but be watching from a safe distance."

Two UTC students, Lewis and Maddie, were recently selected to take part in the prestigious British Film Institute (BFI) Academy at the Showroom Cinema. Both Lewis and Maddie are Creative and Digital Industries (CDI) students with an interest in film making. Lewis, alongside his technical specialism, is studying two A Levels; Creative Writing and Photography. Maddie is studying three A Levels alongside her technical specialism; Creative Writing, English Literature and Art.

The BFI Academy is an exciting programme that offers hands-on film making courses aimed at encouraging students to develop their knowledge and skills. To secure a space on the Sheffield course, Maddie and Lewis had to submit previous work as well as fill out an application form. Whilst at the Academy they were involved in a wide variety of film making activities.  Commenting on her experience, Maddie says, ‘We got to make our own film and write a blog at the same time. We could focus on whatever we wanted; I did directing. It was a really good experience – each week you’d learn something new.’

Lewis recalls, ‘The best thing about the Academy was the actual filming – they gave you a proper professional camera. It was great to work with an over-shoulder camera.’ Completing the course has reinforced for Lewis his aspiration to work in the film sector: ‘I’m looking to work in film making as I just really enjoy it. I’ve found it can be difficult, but it’s definitely worth it. I’m also into photography, so by working with cameras and film you get to experiment with both elements.’

Discussing their experience of studying at the UTC, Maddie reflects, ‘I chose to come to the UTC and study Creative and Digital because it was really interesting and it focused so much on the sector. It’s so varied, it’s not just film making; for example, we’ve just done music videos and reporting, then we’re doing gaming with companies like Sumo Digital. It’s so vast with the different options you have. It really lets you figure out what you are interested in. It’s CDI within CDI.’ Lewis continues, ‘The level of trust at the UTC is fantastic. I really enjoy the fact that the teachers will tell you what you need to do and then they’ll let you get on, but be watching from a safe distance.’

Since the BFI Academy, both Lewis and Maddie have had their films entered into the Silver Arts Award Short Film Competition.

Read more student experiences:

Sophie, Engineering
Elliot, Creative & Digital
Robert, Sport Science
Tom, Engineering

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