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  • 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.
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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

Molly, Creative and Digital

Banner image: Finalist at the 'Could It Be You' competition 2016

"In three words I'd describe the UTC as equal, friendly and amazing!"

UTC Sheffield student, Molly, has been commended after taking part in Network Rail’s Could IT Be You? National Competition. which is aimed at getting more young women into information technology roles and dispels myths around jobs in the industry.

Molly, 18, who is completing a technical qualification in creative and digital, fought off tough competition to be selected as one of 75 finalists nationally. She then took part in the finals held in Milton Keynes on February 19th and was presented with a certificate on completion of the competition.

The competition comprised three project briefs – a teamwork challenge, designing an idea for a mobile app and then pitching it to a panel of judges. She also had the chance to speak to industry professionals as part of a question and answer session afterwards.

Molly said: “The competition was great! I thoroughly enjoyed myself, met so many amazing people and learnt so much. It was a fantastic opportunity.”

She continued: “It’s good to have the experience of taking part in these competitions, creating work for employers and building a portfolio for our future career as part of our studies at UTC Sheffield.”

Molly added: “I want to say a big ‘thank you’ to Claire Saunders and Susan Cooklin and all of those involved with Could IT Be You? I really appreciate everything that they have done for me.”

Currently, women comprise 51% of the population but only 17% of the information technology industry. A recent survey by Network Rail of 16 to 24-year-old women found that 64% had not considered a career in IT. For more information, visit

Brigidin Crowther, Assistant Principal, and a Creative and Digital industries specialist, said: “Following the ‘IT could be you ‘ assembly, Molly showed her determination, enterprise and intelligence by deciding to write an essay on how technology transforms our lives. Getting through to the final has been an amazing achievement. We are very proud of her!”

Read more student experiences:

Erin, Computing
Ellie, Creative and Digital Media
Tianna, Health Sciences
Jordan, Computing

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