Find out why young people are choosing to study at University Technical Colleges. Hear from students, parents, teachers and employers about these innovative schools that combine an academic, technical and practical education for 14-19 year olds.
Libby brooks joined Lincoln UTC following a visit to one of their open day events. She knew the UTC was the right choice for her as it allowed Libby to pursue her passion of engineering and provide the grounding for a great career. Read her story.
Adam Waggott Liverpool Life Sciences UTC alumnus talks about his future as a medicinal chemist for Unilever
Former Liverpool Life Sciences UTC student, Adam, is a Higher Level Apprentice for Unilever and is studying for a degree in medicinal chemistry, a passion he never knew he had until he went on a work placement organised by his UTC. Read his story.
After failing his AS Level year and feeling constantly uninspired by his education, Josh Flack made a big decision to leave the familiar surrounds of his old school in 2014 and enrol at UTC Cambridge to retake the year. This turned out to be a life-changing decision. Read his story to find out where his UTC education took him.
Doug Jones always wanted to be an engineer, and Wigan UTC has helped him get there. Read the case study to find out what it was about the UTC that made Doug decide to move from Cornwall to study there, and how his UTC education has given him a head start in his career at the age of 18.
Katie Lockwood has just completed her GCSEs at Lincoln UTC. Thanks to her UTC, Katie has been able to start an advanced apprenticeship in her dream career as an aeronautical engineer...two years early! Read her story.
Shannon Thompson from Merseyside joined Liverpool Life Sciences UTC for A Levels in 2014; she was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma, a rare form of cancer, in 2015. Despite undergoing ruthless chemotherapy treatment at the crucial stages of her A Level studies, Shannon achieved A*A*A. Read her story.
Hear from parents of students at UTCs about how they feel their children have benefited from studying at a University Technical College.
A parent explains how a UTC prepared her child for the world of work.
Hear from employers at Siemens about their views on the benefits of University Technical Colleges.
Lee Kilgour took up the post of Executive Principal of The Greater Manchester University Technical College in September 2015, having previously been the Principal of the UTC in Aston. In this interview with students he talks about his plans for the UTC, why he applied for the post and shares some more personal insights.
Think UTC interviews
Read this insightful Think UTC interview with Edwina Dunn, businesswoman and entrepreneur. Edwina shares her views on technical education and explains why she supports the UTC programme.
UTC graduate, Meg Aucott, is an ambassador for UTCs. In this interview, Meg talks about why choosing the University Technical College pathway is a 'no-brainer' if you're looking for an education that will lead you to the job you want.
Richard Noble OBE is a talented engineer, technologist and the man behind the world's first super sonic car, Bloodhound SSC, which can travel faster than the speed of sound. He talks to Think UTC about why engineering is so important and how UTCs are helping to inspire the next generation of young engineers.
Robert Halfon was one of the first advocates for UTCs in Parliament. In this interview Mr Halfon talks about his UTC story and why he thinks the high-level technical skills and qualifications that UTCs offer are transforming young peoples' lives.