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

Max, Engineering

I loved my time at the UTC, I made good friends who I know I will keep in touch with and I really enjoyed studying engineering.

UTC Sheffield graduate Max Hayes has his sights set on a career in Rugby.

The 17-year-old, from Worksop, has been asked to play for Doncaster Knights Rugby Academy since graduating from UTC Sheffield in August 2019.

Doncaster Knights are the most promoted team in English Rugby history and the Doncaster Knights Academy launched in 2015 in association with Doncaster College and University Centre. The Academy is aimed at developing elite young sportsmen alongside studying for real-work academic qualifications.

Max joined the UTC in Year 10, aged just 13-years-old, to specialise in Engineering. His enthusiasm towards engineering and the grades he achieved at his previous school meant that he was able to skip Year 9 and take the leap from Year 8 to Year 10.

He said: “My interest in engineering sparked when I was in Year 7 during Design & Technology classes. My mum found out about the UTC through one of her friends whose son came here. We decided to come for a look around and I knew instantly that I wanted to come straight away – it definitely met my expectations.

“I loved my time at the UTC, I made good friends who I know I will keep in touch with and I really enjoyed studying engineering. I got on well with the teachers, they were very helpful and I appreciate all the support they have given me.”

As Max is required to stay in education until he is 18, he now attends Doncaster College alongside his rugby training where he will continue his studies in Engineering.

He said: “I’m still interested in engineering, we had quite a lot of interaction with Employers at the UTC, so before I had the opportunity to play rugby I was looking into apprenticeships.

“My ambition now is to play rugby professionally and my ultimate dream would be to play for England! However, if rugby didn’t work out for me, I would love to work for a company such as Rolls Royce doing Aerospace design. I’ve always loved the design aspect of Engineering and coming up with new ideas of how things can work.”

Read more student experiences:

Grace, Health Sciences
Callam, Creative and Digital
Lewis & Maddie, Creative and Digital
Cameron, Engineering

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