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

Rebecca, Creative and Digital

Banner image: Becky Jackson

“Moving to the UTC definitely lived up to expectations. I enjoyed the fact that you get contact with employers, and that they set and give feedback on our coursework. It gives you valuable industry knowledge and confidence in your chosen specialism.”

Rebecca is proud to be one of the first trailblazing girls at UTC Sheffield.

Rebecca Jackson won the Sheffield city-wide enterprise competition, BiG Challenge, in 2011 with her online jewellery design business, FunkySprout, and has not looked back since. At the time she was also training in water polo five nights a week, and this multi-talented approach remains a trade mark of her activity.

The 18-year-old, from Sheffield, is now studying at the Peter Jones Academy for entrepreneurship after graduating from  UTC Sheffield in 2015.

Rebecca pursued the Creative and Digital route through the UTC, after joining in Year 12 in September 2013, when the UTC first opened its doors. It allowed her to combine her passion for creativity and design with her interest in English, music and entrepreneurship.

Alongside A Levels, she gained double distinction stars in Cambridge Technicals Level 3 in Digital Media, which is equivalent to two A2 levels.

Rebecca said: “I felt very happy and content studying at the UTC. Being able to complete technical as well as academic qualifications was the perfect combination for me.”

She added: “Moving to the UTC definitely lived up to expectations. I enjoyed the fact that you get contact with employers, and that they set and give feedback on our coursework. It gives you valuable industry knowledge and confidence in your chosen specialism.”

Read more student experiences:

Anjali, Engineering
Harry, Engineering
Madison, Creative & Digital
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