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Business Relations

Michael Halliday – Business Relations Manager

Michael Halliday brings over ten years of experience in corporate and enterprise IT integration sales and seven years of communication training and consultancy experience to his role as Business Relations Manager at UTC Reading. Michael works with the senior leadership team at UTC Reading to design and implement an enriching education that prepares young people for the world of work. This includes employer-led projects, mentoring, industry specific enrichments programmes and events to ensure that students are fully aware of the variety of destinations open to them.  

If you work in a STEM industry in the Thames Valley Region and are interested in getting involved with UTC Reading and ensuring that our students become the best they can be, contact Michael by emailing

Amy Sutcliffe – Events Coordinator

Amy Sutcliffe has worked in event management for a number of diverse organisations, including the UK’s leading cultural tour operator and the British Council, for the last twelve years. She has been working with Michael Halliday and Sarah Dawson since September 2016 to coordinate a relevant and cohesive programme of industry partner events for the students at UTC Reading.

If you are an existing partner of UTC Reading or for event coordination queries please contact Amy by emailing

Careers Lead

Stephanie Mitchell

Stephanie Mitchell is the Executive Director of Specialisms at UTC Reading, overseeing both the Engineering and Computing departments and sits as a member of the Senior Leadership Team. Stephanie is now in her seventh year of her teaching career, and has been at UTC Reading since September 2016. With a passion for diversity in STEM, Stephanie leads on a number of initiatives to encourage more females to take up a career in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, as well as the Arts. A firm believer in learning through creativity, Stephanie also heads up the Design and Technology department, teaching subjects such as Product Design and Architecture. In addition, Stephanie is the designated Careers Lead at UTC Reading, guiding the careers team to support our students in achieving meaningful destinations. Stephanie has achieved the Career Mark; Quality in Careers Standard for the college, showing the quality of careers advice and guidance given to our students, motivating them to achieve their ultimate end goal. 

If you have any queries about the Careers Provision at UTC Reading or would like to get involved, please contact Stephanie by emailing

Special Educational Needs 

Georgina Craven 

Joining UTC Reading in our opening year, Georgina has worked within the Special educational needs (SEN) team at UTC Reading to ensure we provide an inclusive and nurturing learning environment for all children.

With a Bsc (hons) in Marine Zoology, Georgina teaches Biology GCSE and A-level, whilst leading the SEN team in supporting students and staff to achieve their best possible outcomes.

 If you have any queries about the SEN provision at UTC Reading, please contact Georgina by emailing

Please click here for Reading's SEND Local Offer information.

School to School support and Professional Development 

Siobhan Tyson


Sarah Dawson – Admissions Coordinator

Sarah Dawson has a background in sales and marketing and joined UTC Reading in September 2016 as Admissions Coordinator. She works closely with Michael Halliday and Amy Sutcliffe to ensure that the admissions process, including recruitment events such as Taster Events, Registration Events and Induction Events run effectively and smoothly.

If you have any queries about student recruitment or admissions then please contact Sarah by emailing


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