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UTC Reading opens its doors to future students

On Wednesday 25 September, UTC Reading hosted its first Open Event of the academic year, with prospective students queueing out the door!

With UTC Reading becoming oversubscribed last year, prospective students and their families were keen to get a glimpse of life at a University Technical College (UTC) and find out what it has to offer.

A UTC is a place for students aged 14 to 19 to specialise in technical studies alongside traditional education and is supported by high profile academic and industry partners. It allows a student to study a subject that they are really interested in which is taught in industry standard facilities by teachers with real life practical experience.

During the evening, visitors were able to tour the facilities, watch live demonstrations, speak with current students and staff and sit in on a talk from UTC Reading Principal, Jonathan Nicholls. 

Leading industry partner, Fujitsu, exhibited at the event and provided information about the projects that students can get involved with when studying at the school.

UTC Reading wants to thank all those who attended the event, and we hope we made it an enjoyable and informative evening.

If you would like another look around, or missed this first open event, please register for our next open event on Wednesday 6 November 2019:

To apply, please visit

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