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A day in the life

8.15am: You arrive at the UTC ready for the day ahead. 

8.30am: Your first lesson of the day is mathematics. It’s a one hour seminar relating the theory of trigonometry to the theory of civil engineering and CAD drawings.

Mid-morning: 30 minutes of independent learning. You catch up with your mentor and re-watch a clip on the trigonometry seminar you’ve just attended on your laptop.

 Time for an online Spanish lesson. You practice speaking, listening and having a conversation about working in computer science or engineering.

After a break is BTEC IT. This is split into a seminar and project/independent learning time. The current topic is computer networks.

Following BTEC IT it’s time to work with your project group. Using one of the interactive TVs in the independent learning zone you look at 2D and CAD drawings for the Reading railway station project that you’re working on with Peter Brett Associates. 

 Lunch: You collect lunch using your ID card to pay for it.

Afternoon: After lunch on a Wednesday is enrichment and you enjoy a great game of football. 

Following a shower, you grab your laptop and work on some practice papers for the Microsoft Office Specialist professional qualification.

4.30pm: Before you know it it’s 4.30pm and time to go home.




  • Active Learning
  • Microsoft
  • Cisco
  • University of Reading
  • Network Rail
  • Peter Brett