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, Computing

UTC is a lot more professional than a normal school, it’s the business ethic, including the business attire, timings of the day and the attitude; it just makes the whole experience more professional. Even the building is more like an industry workplace than a college.

Lewis, Y12 Computing student, joined UTC after hearing about the employer engagement opportunities: ‘I decided to join UTC for the fact that they worked directly with employers, we’re currently working with Razor Jam, if I’d have gone elsewhere I wouldn’t have had that opportunity. The best bit of working with them is knowing they’re actually in the field, and maybe one day they might be willing to write a reference for you; for a job interview or for work experience.’

Continuing Lewis said, ‘UTC is a lot more professional than a normal school, it’s the business ethic, including the business attire, timings of the day and the attitude; it just makes the whole experience more professional. Even the building is more like an industry workplace than a college.’

Whilst at UTC Lewis has had the opportunity to use many of the buildings outstanding facilities: ‘The facilities here do a lot for your education, we’ve got really good devices and computer systems to work on. I spend a lot of my project time in the computer suites coding robots and working towards the VEX robotics competition.’

Continuing, ‘At my old school we learnt python and here it’s C#, at first it was hard to learn something new, but now it’s fine and it’s another skill I have.’

Lewis is hoping to pursue a career in physics or computing and feels his A Levels alongside his technical specialism are helping to put him on the right path, summing his experience he said, ‘Absolutely fantastic!’

Read more student experiences:

Max, Engineering
Charlotte, Computing
Ellie, Creative & Digital
Tareq, Engineering

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