Meet Harry, aged 14, one of our current year 10 students who talks about his experience studying at the Engineering UTC;
What are your hobbies and interests outside of school?
“I have a lot of hobbies outside of school as I like to keep myself busy and active. Some of my interests include writing, reading, watching films, origami, cooking, baking, going to the gym, archery, drawing and currently I am trying to learn another language!”
What made you want to study at the UTC?
“After doing some research about engineering careers, I came across the UTC and it seemed like the best place for me to attend. This is because it offers a clear focus on STEM-based activities with different teaching styles to other schools.”
What are your future plans and career goals?
“My goal is to work abroad in the renewable’s industry, ideally with wind turbines either on land or at sea, because this particular industry is going to be the future of energy that won’t harm the planet. Also, my dad works in this particular industry so it means that we are both very passionate about the environment.”
Is the UTC helping to prepare you for future employment?
“Whilst the UTC is helping me to understand the engineering and technology industries I would like a more focused view on the renewables industry as I know this is what I am passionate about. It is very interesting however, to learn about the different sides to engineering.”
What inspires you?
“What inspires me is my goal to help better the planet and to be able to provide for a future family with a steady but good income. I want to achieve as much as I can so I know that when I am older I am proud of what I have done.”
What is different at the UTC compared to other schools around the area?
“I’d say one of the biggest difference’s at this school compared to others is that there is mutual respect amongst both staff and students which makes people more ready to learn.”
What is your favourite thing about the UTC?
“I’d say one of my favourite things about the UTC so far is how many events I’ve been able to get involved in and how our student voice feels like it makes a difference.”
What do you think about the staff, facilities and connections with industry partners?
“I think that they are all amazing because they all try and give the best possible learning experience.”
And finally, what advice would you give to potential students?
“Come to the UTC if you’re interested in any kind of engineering and want a serious career in the future.”
To find out more about the opportunities available at the Engineering UTC Northern Lincolnshire, you can download our 2018/19 prospectus here. Or if you would like to fill out an application form for Year 9, 10 or 11 then please click here.