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

Robert, Sport Science

Here at UTC we’re treated like adults, the teachers here really care about getting you the best out of your education. The facilities here are really good, and it feels much more like a workplace than a school or college.

Y12 student Robert joined UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park in September to study Sport Science alongside his A Levels, describing why he decided to join UTC he said, ‘I joined because this is what I really wanted to do, technical learning suits me and the opportunities we’ve already had here have been amazing!’

In the short time that Robert has been at UTC he has already befitted from the unique style of learning: ‘Here at UTC we’re treated like adults, the teachers here really care about getting you the best out of your education. The facilities here are really good, and it feels much more like a workplace than a school or college.’

In his spare time, Robert, who has had a passion for sport since a young age, volunteers as a cricket coach training under 9s: ‘I’m a fully qualified assistant cricket coach, this means I can assist the coach and take charge of up to ten people at a time. I’ve had to opportunity to use these skills at UTC during one of our units in sport, trying to teach people who don’t necessarily like cricket has been a learning curve.’

Reflecting on his experience so far: ‘We’ve had so many opportunities here, I think one of the best was visiting the athletes only gym at the English Institute of Sport, to go in there you have to be invited. It’s where people like Jessica Ennis and Anthony Joshua train; after that experience I knew UTC was the right choice for me.’

Discussing what he would say to anyone else considering joining a UTC Robert said, ‘Take the plunge and do it, it’s the best thing you’ll ever do! If you don’t take the plunge you’ll never experience better things. I know that I have done the best thing for my career.’

Read more student experiences:

Charlotte, Computing
Max, Engineering
Grace, Sport Science
Georgia, Sport Science

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