Newsletter – 23rd September 2022
We hope you have had a good week. School has been quieter today with some of our students out at the UTC Swindon vs UTC Oxfordshire Sports Day. We’ll update you next week on the results but we hope everyone involved had a great day.
Friday 23 September - Autumn Equinox 2022
Ferrari Track Day
We hope some of you were able to attend the Ferrari Challenge Event last weekend and enjoyed the day. We hope to be able to offer access to the event again next year for those of you that missed out. Here are some images of what sounds like a fantastic event.
Thank you again to our friends at Ferrari for inviting us to join them.
Supporting Year 13 with University applications
Year 13 are now in the process of completing their personal statements for UCAS. The school deadline for completing these and loading on the UCAS website is Friday 2nd December 2022.
On the UCAS website there is a page for parents to access. It is a good idea to register for the newsletter so that you are aware of key dates, visits and important information about the whole UCAS process. As parents you can support your student with their personal statement by helping with ideas about their hobbies and interests, any volunteering they may have done or other information that we at the UTC may not know. A personal statement is not just about their interests and about what they want to study, but also about the student holistically. UCAS website – www.ucas.com
Whatuni.com is a useful website that can help and support in narrowing down your selection and compare all possible options. https://www.whatuni.com/
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, firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Women in STEM at PwC
This webinar on 19th October from 18:30–19:15 is for students in Years 10 to 13 and their parents/carers. They will hear from inspiring females in technology and discover what a career in technology or accounting at PwC could look like. Tickets can be secured here: Women in STEM at PwC
The National Space Academy will be hosting online careers conferences for students and parents/guardians, thanks to the UK Space Agency. These conferences will allow viewers to find out about some of the most exciting job opportunities within an ever-growing industry. Jobs within the sector range from working with satellites to help predict the weather and farmers to better understand their crops, designing and building rockets, to becoming a space lawyer.
These interactive online careers conferences will explore the range of careers available before delving further into the career choices of three of their speakers. Looking at how their career journey brought them to where they are today and what it is they do daily. This will be followed by a 30-minute Q&A session with the speakers.
Saturday 3rd December 2022 - 10.30 - 12.30
Year 10 and 11 students - Book here
Saturday 3rd December 2022, 14.00 - 16.00
Year 12 and 13 students - Book here
Thursday 1st December 2022 - 18.30 - 20.30
Aimed at parents/guardians with students aged 14-18, however parents/guardians with children of any secondary school age are welcome to join. - Book here
Please also see the link below which includes the above information:
Dates for the diary
Tuesday 27th September – UTC Swindon Open 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