After confirming five regional open evenings, UTC Swindon will be continuing its roadshow throughout August, September and October 2013.
The College will attend a further six events in the local area. These are:
Devizes International Street Festival, The Green (Sunday) and Market Place & Town Centre
Sunday 25 August – Monday 26 August 2013
The Cricklade Show, Upper Broadleaze Farm, Cricklade
Monday 26 August 2013
Swindon Railway Festival, STEAM Museum
Saturday 14 September – Sunday 15 September 2013
Swindon Mela 2013
Saturday 14 September 2013
Wiltshire Game & County Fair, Bowood House
Saturday 28 September – Sunday 29 September 2013
Marlborough Big & Little Mop Fair, Marlborough High Street
Saturday 5 October & Saturday 12 October 2013
The UTC Swindon team will be sharing information with potential students and their parents about the College which opens in September 2014. Prospective students attending the events can register their interest and apply for places at the College.
In most cases, attendees will also be able to see the prototype BMW ActiveE, courtesy of vehicle contract hire business, Arval. The ground-breaking new car, which has already been seen at the Royal International Air Tattoo and the Cotswolds Show, will be a major attraction and a focal point of UTC’s participation.
UTC Swindon has recently confirmed that it will be hosting five regional open evenings open for the public to attend. They are:
Zycko Regional Open Evening, Zycko Ltd South Cerney
Thursday 12 September 2013, 6.15 pm – 7.45 pm
Lyneham Regional Open Evening, St Andrew’s Methodist Church Hall
Monday 23 September 2013, 6.15 pm – 7.45 pm
Faringdon Regional Open Evening, Corn Exchange
Tuesday 24 September 2013, 6.15 pm – 7.45 pm
Devizes Regional Open Evening, Wiltshire Heritage Museum
Wednesday 25 September 2013, 6.15 pm – 7.45 pm
Swindon Regional Open Evening, Arval, Windmill Hill Business Park
Thursday 26 September 2013, 6.15 pm – 7.45 pm
UTC Swindon’s first student intake in September 2014 will be aged 14 at the time (just finished Year 8) or 16 and above (just finished in Year 10 or above). Applications will be accepted from Swindon, North Wiltshire, Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire and West Berkshire.
The planned site for UTC Swindon is a new £10m state-of-the-art building on Bristol Street, Swindon, at the heart of the railway village. The location has been generously supplied by Network Rail, one of the main partners of the College, where the Old School Building and iconic Water Tower will also be key features. Both are Grade II listed structures and will be developed sympathetically. The Water Tower will be restored and brought back into educational use.
Within walking distance of the train and bus stations, UTC Swindon will be central to the engineering and educational heritage of the area. As part of the original Great Western Rail works, it creates a link between the history and the future of engineering in the area.
UTC Swindon will be run by a trust owned by Johnson Matthey Fuel Cells and Oxford Brookes University. Over 30 industry partners, including BMW UK Manufacturing Ltd, Alcatel-Lucent, Halcrow Group Ltd, Honda of the UK Manufacturing, Intel Corp UK Ltd, Network Rail, Nationwide Building Society and Thames Water are also actively involved.
UTC Swindon will cater for 600 14 to 19 year-olds aspiring to careers in engineering. For these young people, the College will offer the opportunity to gain the skills demanded by industry across the entire spectrum of engineering disciplines.
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