The school’s lead industry partners are Culham Centre for Fusion Energy, RM Education, MINI Plant Oxford and IBM. Lead academic partners are Royal Holloway, University of London and University of Reading. By working with employers on industry relevant projects, students build the relevant skill sets, meet industry standards and expectations and prepare them for life in the workplace.
UTC Oxfordshire believes that it is important that students not only have an in-depth understanding of technology but that they also understand how it is used in a day-to-day environment. Students will be continually challenged in their IT skills and how to apply them in digital art, scientific work, music, humanities and sport.
Physicist and television presenter Brian Cox, who officially opened UTC Oxfordshire, commented:
“The facilities on offer here, coupled with the level of experiments the students are completing, make this school unique.
“Our country is the best in the world when it comes to the efficiency of our science research and we need more young people with the skills to sustain this position. Schools like this can help by opening up access between students and industry.”