This weekend, UTC Swindon opened its doors to prospective students and their families for its latest weekend Open Event.
Guests were welcomed with talks from Principal, Jon Oliver, in which he gave an overview of the UTC curriculum as well as an insight into life at UTC Swindon. Guests were offered tours of the building and visited departments across the campus.
Departments such as science were putting on practical demonstrations and experiments, whilst engineering and computer science held masterclasses for prospective students.
The masterclasses ran as icebreakers, allowing future students to meet other students who are intending to join at the start of September 2020. Students were working on hands-on projects including fitting an engine to a bicycle turn it into a hybrid system. Computer science were also hosting masterclasses that allowed students to take part in image-manipulation and block-based programming projects.
Also on show at the event, was the new A Level Media course offering available in September 2020. Cherise Osolin (Head of Sixth Form) answered questions about the overall curriculum and displayed the facilities students will use.
Additionally, guests also had an opportunity to speak to industry partners BMW MINI and the Institution of Engineering and Technology about potential pathways after UTC Swindon, including apprenticeships and degree apprenticeships.
We would like to thank everyone who attended and hope they found the event insightful.