UTC Swindon hosts a series of open evenings

By Anita Jaynes on 26 February, 2014

UTC Swindon will be giving students and parents the opportunity to discover what the Engineering College has to offer during three open evenings. The open evenings are being hosted at Oxford Brookes University, Ferndale Campus, Swindon, on Thursday 27 February, Thursday 13 March and Thursday 27 March from 6.30 pm until 8.00 pm.

The open evenings are free for everyone to attend. An explanation of the curriculum will be provided by Principal Angela Barker-Dench and there will be presentations from UTC Swindon staff and directors who will describe the specialist engineering education and how to apply for places.

Angela Barker-Dench, said, “Our open evenings are a great chance to go through the curriculum with the parents and potential students leading up to the opening of UTC Swindon. The evenings are always engaging and informative events, with the aim to let no question go unanswered.”

Several industry partners will be present who will provide insight to potential students into the partners’ exciting engineering challenges at UTC Swindon. Prospective students will be able to see the types of engineering careers available.

UTC Swindon will be run by a Trust sponsored by Johnson Matthey Fuel Cells and Oxford Brookes University. There are over 60 different industry partners involved with the University Technical College.

UTC Swindon will be opening its doors in September 2014 and its vision is to be a college where engineering and innovation can flourish. It will cater for 600 14 to 19 year olds interested in pursuing a career in engineering. For these young people, it will provide a fantastic opportunity to gain highly desirable skills and raise their aspirations in progressing to careers in the engineering industry in all its diverse forms.

As part of the original Great Western Rail works, the UTC Swindon site creates a link between the ‘historic engineering’ and the ‘engineering future’ of the local area.

For more information about UTC Swindon visit: www.utcswindon.co.uk or call 07990 601 516