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Sir Simon Milton Westminster University Technical College

About the Sir Simon Milton Westminster University Technical College
The Sir Simon Milton Foundation, with our partners the University of Westminster and Network Rail, is founding a new college for 14-19 year olds in Westminster, which will educate young Londoners for high achieving, professional careers in the transport engineering and construction industries. We will inspire and develop a new generation of young women and men to become engineers, technicians and businesses leaders with the academic and problem solving skills, confidence and knowledge needed to excel.

Students will enjoy the independence of travelling into the heart of our vibrant city for an education that treats them as the young adults that they are. The breath-taking flagship UTC building will be a ten-minute walk from the transport hub of Victoria Station. An atmosphere of scholarly endeavour will help every student, whatever their circumstances, achieve excellence. Able, motivated and expert staff will light the sparks in the students’ imaginations.

On opening in September 2017, the UTC will offer a unique opportunity for ambitious, hard-working students to develop key skills and knowledge through the latest technology, state of the art facilities and expert teaching. This will be combined with exciting business challenges delivered by the experts from our high-profile partner employers including Land Securities, BT Fleet, Network Rail, Transport for London, Alstom, Sir Robert McAlpine and Colas UK. Through these projects, the students will develop work skills as well as applying their academic learning. It will not be a place for the faint-hearted – days will be long (08.30 to 17.00) to mirror work practice and students will be expected to follow the standards of behaviour and dress that are the norm in industry.

The University of Westminster will support the development of the curriculum, run a summer school for all new students enrolling at the UTC and provide student ambassadors to act as mentors to learners at the College.

As the charitable partner for the UTC, the Foundation has established a UTC capital fund which will provide grants to support students’ travel costs, reward achievement and, where needed, help progression to university through scholarships and a contribution to the costs of going to university. Our fund will also help the UTC to buy and maintain specialist equipment and provide additional one-to-one support for students with particular needs.

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