Jonathan Nicholls

Jonathan Nicholls

Address Crescent Road
East Reading


Phone 0118 938 1020

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Specialism: Computer science | Engineering

Location: Reading

Date of opening: September 2013

UTC Reading aims to become a world-class centre of excellence in Computer Science and Engineering education for girls and boys aged 14 to 19 who are committed to succeed in these areas. With a high level of support from locally based national and international organisations such as Microsoft, Cisco, Peter Brett Associates and Network Rail, we will ensure that our students will be well known for having the skills, knowledge, attitude and behaviours sought by leading employers in the Engineering and IT sectors.

Microsoft has a great deal to bring to the partnership behind the UTC in Reading and we are delighted to be involved with its development. Our expectation is that the benefits will flow in two directions and, over time, Microsoft and many of our partner companies will see the school delivering a broader, more appropriate, skills base for the talent pipeline the technology sector draws upon.

Steve Beswick
Director, Education Microsoft Ltd

We look forward to taking this proposal forward in partnership with Oxford and Cherwell Valley College, and the other UTC sponsors.

Nigel Ward
Professional Development Manager, Network Rail

A UTC would provide a much needed supply of young people for the local economy who have a good general education behind them and skills in areas such as computer science and software engineering.

John Weeds
Principal, Reading School