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Opportunities to join UTCs as trustees or governors

Chris Dymond is reaching out to the tech and creative communities to join the governance boards of Sheffield’s UTCs.

The UTC Sheffield Multi-Academy Trust is currently recruiting for new governors and trustees, including a new chair of the trust. But why is this relevant to the local tech sector? In this post, we hear directly from Sheffield Digital Director, Chris Dymond, who has been involved with the Sheffield University Technical Colleges (UTCs) almost from

Donate your unwanted devices this new year

A new campaign is asking businesses to donate unwanted computers to support at-home learning for underprivileged children in Sheffield.

The campaign estimates that 11,000 children in the city are living in households without access to a laptop, tablet or PC. This includes 160 pupils at Athelstan Primary School in Sheffield which is one of the first to benefit from the scheme. Headteacher Deb Halliday said, “We expected to get 58 laptops from the government

UTC calls on businesses to boost students’ skills

Your help is needed to plug the region’s skills gap, by providing real-world insight and experience to talented young computing specialists.

Sheffield’s UTC Olympic Legacy Park is focussed on building a strong pipeline of talent across its specialisms of Health Science, Sports Science and Computing. The college is reaching out to employers in the digital community to work with them in shaping the future workforce and in return, gain access to some of the region’s most

Kids encouraged to design smart products during lockdown

DRJFF has launched free data science homeschooling packs to keep kids inspired and excited about technology.

The education charity has adapted its computer science curriculum for Key Stage 3 pupils to help them to carry on learning at home while households are in lockdown during the coronavirus outbreak. The material is aimed at 11-14 year-olds and is designed to be suitable as a self-guided activity for learners to enjoy individually at