Project-based learning has ‘profound benefits for students’

A new report by education charity The Edge Foundation and the Royal Academy of Engineering shows that project-based learning (PBL) – involving long-term, mutually beneficial relationships with employers – has profound benefits for students.    The report, called Evaluation of University Technical Colleges, is published today by the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER). PBL …


UTC students win micro-granting pitch

Last week, three Life Sciences UTC students were awarded prizes of £500, after pitching to micro-granting organisation Awesome Liverpool. “We live in a city renowned for its creativity, passion and ability to communicate with the world. The Awesome Foundation offer a wonderful platform to support and promote, well, ‘awesome’ projects,” says UTC principal Ian Parry. …



Careers opportunities open up for UTC students

On 17 December 2018, Liverpool Life Sciences UTC welcomed some of the UK’s leading research and education institutions through its doors, to teach students about pathways into the future world of work.   The Allied Health Professions careers carousel was a drop-in session throughout the school day, where students could meet the people behind the …



Year 11 December Reports

Dear Parent/Guardian We are approaching an important time in the education of our young people and can I take this opportunity to congratulate year 11 on their approach to this year so far. Students have now started to take responsibility for learning and engaging with revision and consolidation opportunities both in the school day and …


UTC partner Nutricia is recruiting a new apprentice

We’re delighted that our partner Nutricia Advanced Medical Nutrition (AMN) is recruiting for a new apprentice, and we’re encouraging current and former UTC students to apply. AMN is Danone’s Medical Division – Europe’s largest specialist nutrition company, specialising in medical nutrition for the very young, the old and the sick. Its purpose is to pioneer …


Year 13 Parents Evening and UCAS Information Evening

Year 13 Parents Evening and UCAS Information Evening Monday 12th November 2018, 4.30pm to 7.30pm   We’d like all parents/ guardians to attend the evening. Your son/ daughter is asked to make appointments with their teachers prior to the evening to ensure that times are scheduled and your visit is planned effectively. As you’re aware, …


Live operating theatre experience like no other

Do something different this half term, with an unmissable ticket to Operating Theatre Live on October 24. Operating Theatre Live is heading back to the UTC after its successful visit in May. Giving students a great insight into medical and health-based careers, it’s an award-winning live surgery environment, designed for students between 14 and 18. …


Free STEM careers support for parents and teens

All About STEM is working with Careers Advice for Parents and Port Sunlight’s Unilever to host sessions to support parents giving careers guidance to their children. If, like over half of parents and carers, you’re struggling to advise your teenager, join Careers Advice for Parents’ ‘INSPiRED Teenager’ career coaching programme – created by UK Career Coach …