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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.

July 2020

  • UTCs are transformational

    Published 28/07/20

    A much higher percentage of UTC students, from disadvantaged backgrounds, go on to university when compared with other secondary schools.

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  • UTC Reading students use technical skills to deliver first live-streamed Open Event online

    Published 21/07/20

    UTC Reading held their first virtual live-streamed open event on Tuesday 7 July, produced by a group of Year 12 students.  

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  • Fujitsu round off the final talk in the ALET Industry Insight series with fascinating learnings

    Published 20/07/20

    The last in the Activate Learning Education Trust (ALET) Industry Insights Talk series for this academic year was given on Wednesday 15 July by a panel from the IT Giant, Fujitsu.  

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  • ALET Industry Insights – the Alumni Edition!

    Published 17/07/20

    The Activate Learning Education Trust (ALET) were thrilled to talk to four Alumni in the ninth Industry Insights Talk of the series on Thursday 9 July.  

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  • UTC Reading student appointed as CCF Lord-Lieutenant Cadet for 2020/21

    Published 14/07/20

    UTC Reading Year 11 student, Cadet Flight Sergeant, Elise Hammond, has been awarded one of the highest achievements in the Cadet Forces, being appointed as CCF Lord-Lieutenant Cadet, to Mr James Puxley.

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  • ALET Industry Insights talk with renewable energy company, SSE Renewables

    Published 09/07/20

    On Thursday 2 July, students across the Activate Learning Education Trust (ALET) listened into the eighth Industry Insight talk in the series, this time with the spotlight on SSE Renewables. 

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  • UTC Reading celebrate Women in Engineering

    Published 09/07/20

    To carry on celebrations from International Women in Engineering Day in June, Thames Water hosted a further virtual event, bringing together a team of speakers to recognise the impact of women in this field. 

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  • Students inspired by entrepreneur who set up his own very successful business

    Published 01/07/20

    As part of the weekly ALET Industry Insight series of talks, students were treated to a talk from Aaron Rudman-Hawkins from  The Evergreen Agency  on 25th June. 

    Aaron and his team at The Evergreen Agency help SMEs and corporate organisations with their marketing campaigns, advising and mentoring them on the use of Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) and Pay Per Click (PPC) strategies. The talk wasn’t just targeted at students interested in a career in marketing, but also the entrepreneurs seeking inspiration on setting up their own businesses and hearing from someone who has.  

    Aaron talked students through his amazing story of leaving school to finding his dream career and the various roles in along the way. Throughout this time, he was building websites in the background as a hobby and told students how through this and his first role as a Junior Developer he discovered his passion for SEO.  

    From there, Aaron took the brave step of setting up his very own agency in 2013, dedicated to supporting businesses with this.  

    The Evergreen Agency is now one of the leading SEO companies in Oxfordshire, going from strength to strength.    

    Aaron said: “Thanks to Amy and the team at UTC Reading. I thoroughly enjoyed taking the students through my story from cabin crew to business owner. I’ve had a wild ride over the last decade or so and it was fun to look back on the decisions made, risks taken and opportunities seized upon.” 

    “I hope the students found it useful and take some learnings away from the talk as anything is possible if you work hard and be nice to people.” 

    The Industry Insights talk series is broadcast via Microsoft Teams Live every Thursday (term-time) at 2pm.  

    Thank you to Aaron for taking the time to speak with our students and guide them through some very important and valuable life lessons, offering inspiration and a motivation to find a job you are passionate about. 

    You can watch this session back, below:

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