Newsletter – 30th September 2022
We’ve had a great week, which kicked off with a very successful open evening on Tuesday. Thank you to all those involved, especially the students who stayed on after school to support the event. We have another open event on Saturday 5th November if you know anyone who might be interested in joining us in September.
Year 10 and 12 Future Classrooms day
Friday saw the students join teams to design a classroom of the future. Students had a budget of £300,000 and only their imagination to limit the ideas they could come up with to redesign the product design room in school. Not only did they have to consider what learning might look like in the future, but groups showed their designs using CAD systems. The costed their purchases, completed risk assessments and all had to deliver a professional report for the judges. The wining team, group 4, delivered a really professional report where they had clearly worked together as a team and really stood out. Their winning prizes will issued on Monday.
UTC Swindon vs UTC Oxfordshire Sports Day
UTC Swindon and UTC Oxfordshire students had their first Sports Day ever! This amazing day happened on the 23rd of September, where students competed in various areas of sports, such us: javelin, shotput, long jump, running, relay, mini-football, etc.
It was great to see all students and staff engaging and enjoying the sunny day! The Student Leadership Board (SLB) members from both UTCs helped to make this day memorable to everyone! The UTC Swindon SLB members, took this opportunity to promote a cake sale to raise money for the British Heart Foundation, and they managed to raise £62.50 to support this charity!
UTC Oxfordshire won the overall competitions and brought home with them the first Sports Day Trophy! The positive and friendly atmosphere on the day made the competitions exciting and a healthy way to make friends. It was definitely a fantastic day!
IBM Apprenticeships Webinar - Wed 12 Oct 2022
Students and parents of those in years 10 to 13 who are considering a career in technology may like to join the webinar to learn more about apprenticeship opportunities at IBM:
- Hear from 2 current apprentices
- Organisation insights
- Apprenticeship opportunities
- PLUS a Q&A session, where you'll be able to ask questions directly to their recruitment teams.
The main speaker for the event will be John Griffin, early professionals manager at IBM.
You can register your place here
Talking Science with the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory 2022-23
As part of Rutherford Appleton Laboratory's Talking Science programme, they have a fantastic series of talks lined up covering everything from the music of the stars to the science of the incredibly small. More information and dates can be found: here
NHS Virtual Work Experience OpportunityWith the UCAS deadline for NHS Health Careers being in January, it’s crucial that any students considering a career in healthcare get as much work experience as possible.
Allied Healthcare Mentor’s NHS Work Experience Programme begins on Sunday 2nd October, and we’re encouraging students to enrol now so that they can get several months of virtual work experience done before the deadline.
Students can register for October’s session using the link below: https://alliedhealthmentor.org/product/live-virtual-work-experience-programme/
We are currently looking for an engineering technician to join our team. The role is suitable for a handyman or machinist who would like to be in the workshop. We can offer flexible working within term time. Please contact Neil Pouney, email@example.com in the first instance for an informal discussion if this is of interest to you or anyone you know.
Further details of the vacancy can be found on our website: UTC Swindon - Staff Vacancies
Dates for the diary
- Saturday 5th November – UTC Swindon Open Event
- Monday 14th November – UTC Swindon Careers Event
Term dates for 2022 to 2023
- Autumn Term 1: Thursday 1st September 2022 – Wednesday 19th October 2022
- Autumn Term 2: Monday 31st October 2022 – Friday 16th December 2022
- Spring Term 1: Tuesday 3rd January 2023 – Friday 10th February 2023
- Spring Term 2: Monday 20th February 2023 – Friday 31st March 2023
- Summer Term 1: Monday 17th April 2023 – Friday 26th May 2023
- Summer Term 2: Monday 5 June 2023 – Friday 21 July 2023
Have a great weekend.
With good wishes