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Have a read below of what we have been up to here at GPUTC.

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  • Nestle Purina Visit

    Published 30/03/17

    Year 12 students at the Greater Peterborough UTC got an insight into all things Nestle Purina, when a team from the company came into deliver Business Studies students an interactive lesson. Emily, Katie and Aoife from Nestle Purina are all on the graduate scheme with the company and wanted to inform our students on the manufacturing side of Nestle's business.

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  • UTC's preparing students for STEM careers

    Published 28/02/17

    A new report released today by the charity that promotes University Technical Colleges like the Greater Peterborough UTC reveals that nearly half (45%) of 20-35 year olds working in STEM related roles (science, technology, engineering and maths) believe the subjects they studied at school are useless in the world of work. A greater number (61%) thought that learning technical skills would have been more useful than studying traditional academic subjects

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  • Students get hacking

    Published 07/02/17

    GCSE Computer Science students took part in the third round of a 6-hour long (legal) hackathon earlier this month as part of the national Cyber Security Challenge UK. The aim of the challenge was to test our students' cyber security skills by getting them to defend a virtual PC from threats and viruses. The team had to play a series of online qualifying rounds, which challenged their networking, coding and cyber security skills.

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  • Peterborough to hold the second free STEM Festival

    Published 06/02/17

    Following a very successful and well received event in 2016, Digital People in Peterborough and Allia Future Business Centre are delighted to announce another STEM festival for 2017. The main Festival day will be on Sunday 1st October with a dedicated School’s Day on Friday 29th September.

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  • Year 12 students get networking 

    Published 25/11/16

    Our Year 12 Built Environment students networked their way around the Peterborough Construction Network earlier this week.

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  • UTC Co-Founder Lord Baker visits Greater Peterborough UTC

    Published 14/11/16

    Students and staff were delighted to receive a visit from former Conservative Education Secretary and UTC Co-Founder Lord Baker. Lord Baker spent the day with students and staff, where he had the opportunity to see the first cohort of Engineering and Built Environment students in action.

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  • UN International Day of the Girl

    Published 11/10/16

    Tuesday 11th October marked the annual UN International Day of the Girl. Students and staff took some time out to reflect on what it means to be a girl in today's world. 

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  • GPUTC welcomes the class of 2016

    Published 14/09/16

    We opened our doors to 142 students and over 20 members of staff on Monday 12th September. The day featured a number of nervous and excited youngsters dressed in business wear being interviewed by BBC Look East and Radio Cambridgeshire as soon as they walked through the door!

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  • Students learn the ropes with Anglian Water at Rutland

    Published 05/09/16

    GPUTC students spent the day at an Anglian Water’s Water Treatment Works in Rutland last week to learn about how water gets to customers’ taps.

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  • GPUTC staff on hand to give advice to students following GCSE results

    Published 26/08/16

    Following GCSE results yesterday the Greater Peterborough UTC is urging students to think about their options for September.

    Places starting in September are still available at Greater Peterborough UTC. Specialising in Built Environment and Engineering, GPUTC students will combine traditional GCSEs and A-levels with technical qualifications.

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  • Students get a taste of the Simulated Work Environment

    Published 27/07/16

    Last week a number of GPUTC students went off to Caterpillar Perkins for a team-building activity focused on production processes.

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  • Careers advice from employers boosts pupil job expectations and prospects

    Published 20/07/16

    Young people find direct contact with employers the most useful source of careers information and feel more confident of finding a job as a result, according to a survey of 1,855 students who attend University Technical Colleges (UTCs) published today (20 July 2016).

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