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UTC Amazon Challenge Day

On Wednesday 8th March around 200 students from four UTCs – Greater Peterborough UTC, UTC Swindon, Aylesbury UTC and Abbeywood Community School (Engineering Academy) – joined in with an Amazon UK Challenge Day. Each UTC was visited by a team from local Amazon Fulfilment Centres, made up of Apprentices, Apprentice Managers and Reliability Maintenance Engineers, […]

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First UTC APEX conference brings together industry partners, students and staff in digital and health

On Thursday 9th February, 130 students from 4 University Technical Colleges (UTCs) came together for the first UTC APEX (Advanced Patient Experience) conference hosted by Derby Pride Park UTC. This conference explored the intersection between Healthcare Science and Digital Technology, particularly how technology can be utilized by healthcare professionals to improve patient care and outcomes. […]

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University Technical Colleges gathering support to create new hubs of technical education excellence

A leading education charity is gathering support for expanding a new technical education pathway within existing schools, based on the successful University Technical College (“UTC”) model. The Baker Dearing Educational Trust, which supports around 50 UTCs across the country, has launched a consultation on the UTC Sleeve initiative, seeking support from stakeholders that will reinforce […]

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Dyson Institute for Engineering and Technology Insight Day for Year 13 UTC students

On 30th November 2022, twelve students from six UTCs had the opportunity to visit the Dyson Institute for Engineering and Technology in Malmesbury, Wiltshire. The students from Abbeywood Community School (Engineering Academy), Aston University Engineering Academy, London Design and Engineering UTC, UTC Oxfordshire, UTC Portsmouth and UTC South Durham, were given a tour of the […]

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GCSE results day: New analysis reveals design and technology student numbers have fallen by up to 71 per cent since the Conservatives came to power

71 per cent fewer students are sitting GCSE design and technology than in 2010 41 per cent fewer young people are taking the subject at A-level The number of young women studying IT up to A-level has declined by a third The number of students taking design and technology at GCSE and A-level has fallen […]

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A-levels 2022: University Technical College leavers choose degree apprenticeships over traditional HE courses

Students leaving University Technical Colleges with top A-level and vocational results this summer are opting to enrol on apprenticeship courses with small businesses and multinational corporations rather than university-based courses, a leading education charity has found. The Baker Dearing Educational Trust, which supports around 50 technical education-focused University Technical Colleges, has also highlighted the successes […]

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UTC leaders and MPs celebrate school programme’s 10th anniversary with call to prioritise technical education

MPs from across the divide this week joined University Technical College leaders to celebrate ten years of the technical school programme, with calls for the Conservative prime ministerial candidates to stem the loss of technical and creative subjects in schools. Wednesday’s celebration at the RIBA building in London, organised by UTC support body the Baker […]

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