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Karl Matthews, Year 13

Karl Matthews, Year 13 student at UTC Reading, was particularly attracted to the UTC because of the links with industry.

“I’m so glad I decided to join the UTC. After I came to one of the open events I was buzzing and really interested - I thought the whole concept was a brilliant idea.

“Computing is my favourite subject, and the links with companies like Microsoft and Cisco are very unique. I have also been able to complete several Microsoft Office Specialist qualifications, which I don’t think I would have had the opportunity to do if I’d decided to go to a different school.”

When asked about the highlights of his time at UTC Reading so far, Karl said: “I think it has to be the core projects - I enjoy them thoroughly and look forward to them every time. They’re so individual and the links with industry are highly valuable.”

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