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Take a look at the latest UTC Reading news, including projects our students have been working on and awards they’ve won.

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  • Coronavirus update and information

    Published 26/02/20

    Update 20 March 2020

    We have been sending daily updates to parents and these can all be found here: http://www.alet.org.uk/coronavirus/.

    The Department for Education (DfE) have released further details on the arrangement for exams which have been cancelled in the academic year 2019/20 due to the coronavirus outbreak. Full release here. 

    The government have released guidance around key workers. It’s important to note that many parents working in the sectors listed may be able to ensure their child is kept at home. And every child who can be safely cared for at home should be. Full update to parents at 10.00am this morning.

    Latest updates: Update for Parents 19 March 2020

    Previous updates can be found below:

    Update 18 March:

    Following the update from the UK government's Education Secretary today, stating that schools will close at the end of this week (until further notice) our Leadership Team are working to put in place final plans for next week, to include how we continue to provide support for children of key workers and our most vulnerable children. We will release further information tomorrow morning.

    Update 17.03.20

    Please note that UTC Reading is open as normal for students in Years 11 &13. Year 10 and 12 students are working from home with remote learning access & activities set up. Should students experience difficulties with accessing tasks, they should email the relevant member of staff. We will continue to send out regular updates. Thanks for your support. For information on the latest Coronavirus news, please visit http://www.alet.org.uk/coronavirus/

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  • Top tips to manage stress through this challenging time

    Published 08/04/20

    Being out of school and away from your friends and your usual routine is likely to be difficult for many of you. 

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  • UTC Reading use design and engineering skills to help NHS

    Published 03/04/20

    UTC Reading are donating protective gear, and using their specialist equipment to make face shields, to help protect NHS workers from coronavirus. 

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  • How to succeed with home studying

    Published 26/03/20

    Studying from home can seem a little daunting, especially as being at home is seen as your place of rest. In order to effectively study from home, you need to change things around a little and get into a frame of mind where you are ready to work and feel comfortable to do so. 

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  • Free downloadable guide to help parents cope with school closures

    Published 26/03/20

    In light of the serious impact of coronavirus, ‘The Parents’ Guide To’ have developed a free resource for parents.

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  • UTC Reading prepares students for tomorrow’s careers with digital solutions

    Published 23/03/20

    In the current educational climate, students turn to university technical colleges (UTCs) because these schools focus on technical subjects and work-ready skills that help them learn about technology and norms that align with the workplace, rather than the classroom.  

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  • Important notice:

    Published 20/03/20

    To all UTC Reading parents, we are experiencing some problems with our internet service at the UTC and as such, our communications through email are restricted at present. Please use the usual enquiries number (0118 938 1020) if you need to get hold of us.

    In addition, the ParentMail app, used by many schools in the country, is experiencing a high demand. Emails being sent by this system currently have a 90 minute delay. We are looking at a workaround at present but please bear with us.

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  • Year 13 student talks about experience on Cisco's 'Pathway to your Future Work' placement.

    Published 13/03/20

    Current Year 13 student Emma M had the opportunity to take part in the Cisco pathway to Future Work. We spoke to her about her experience with the company over the February academic break:

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  • Budding radio broadcast engineers collaborate with Wellington College to get top tips for broadcast

    Published 12/03/20

    On Wednesday 11 March, three budding radio broadcast engineers from UTC Reading visited Wellington College to meet with students and staff from their successful college radio station, Duke Box, to collaborate and share ideas.

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  • Stephanie Mitchell, our Executive Director of Careers and Destinations, has successfully passed her Careers Leadership Level 6 Certificate as funded by the Careers and Enterprise Company.

    Published 03/03/20

    Starting in March 2019, Stephanie chose to study the accredited route from the Career Development Institute, comprising of three units;

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  • UTC Reading students get mock interviews with industry and higher education partners

    Published 28/02/20

    Last month, Post-16 students spent time with industry partners gaining experience and feedback in mock interviews. The students had interviews with industry and higher education partners including Oxford Brookes University, University of Portsmouth, AWE, Virgin Media, SSE, The Virtual Forge, Kier and Costain. 

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  • Students start-up UTC Reading radio station and are on-air within a week

    Published 05/02/20

    Three Year 12 UTC Reading students have created a student-run radio station within a week, to help build a strong sense of community at the UTC.

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