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

Lucy, Engineering

I feel very proud to be a female going into engineering as women are under represented across the sector. My advice to others would be to just go for it!

Lucy Parnell is blazing a trail as she looks forward to going onto a career in product design engineering.

The 18-year-old has achieved a distinction* in a technical qualification in engineering and A Level grades A and D in maths and product design. 

Lucy joined the UTC in Year 10 at the age of 14 and now has an unconditional offer to study a Degree in Product Design at Sheffield Hallam University. She said: “I’m pleased with my grades. I felt so nervous beforehand, it felt like a weight was lifted off my shoulders once I opened my results.”

Lucy commented: “You get the best of both worlds at the UTC with the chance to do hands-on technical learning and qualifications alongside academic ones. By the age of 13, I knew that I wanted to study engineering. I chose the UTC because engineering is one of its specialisms and it has some great teachers, equipment and facilities. 

She continued: “I’ve enjoyed studying engineering and using the computer aided design systems at the UTC. Initially, I felt nervous about leaving my friends at my old school but the move, although challenging, has been worth it. Everyone was friendly and in the same situation.

Lucy added: “I feel very proud to be a female going into engineering as women are under represented across the sector. My advice to others would be to just go for it! I think more young women should consider a career in engineering as there are some great opportunities out there.”

Alex Reynolds, Principal, UTC Sheffield City Centre, said: “Lucy has been with us at the UTC since she was 14 and we have watched her talent for engineering and design flourish over key stage 4 and 5. She is a prime example of what hard work combined with talent can achieve when channelled into a destination driven education. She is a fantastic student who will go on to great things in the future. She will be real asset to the industry.”


Read more student experiences:

Damian, Creative & Digital
Tom, Health Sciences
Callam, Creative and Digital
Skye, Computing

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