NEWS, INFO & Activities

NEWS, INFO & Activities

UTC Media City UK

Competitive Advantage

The UTC understands that achieving high quality qualifications is only part of what makes you ‘employable’. We want all our students to have the ‘competitive advantage’ which means they can walk into an interview, look someone in the eye, shake them by the hand and hold a meaningful conversation about the vast number of work-related experiences they have had. 

To achieve this, we base our student expectations for the UTC culture upon being “100% professional” 

We provide a range of employer encounters as part of our careers programme but also incorporate employability skills within our curriculum to ensure that each specialism has the following opportunities. 

  • - Real time briefs – work is set to briefs to give the experience of working to a client’s requirements. 
  • - Industry links – each specialism has a professional link as part of the curriculum entitlement. 

Digital Design  

Exhibition unit at Salford Quays shopping outlet– Central space where UTC design students can showcase their own work to public in exhibitions throughout the year.  

Links with International film festival.  

Branding of Lowry outlet food court. Annual re-branding through live briefs set by local companies. Build evidence in your portfolio of working to live briefs.  

Workshop with international artist Ian Murphy. 

Game Design  

Collaboration with HOST Home of Skills & Technology is an innovation hub at the heart of MediaCityUK with a unique environment that helps you to learn, grow and succeed. The opportunities that we have to collaborate with HOST give us a competitive advantage in the experience of working with state-of-the-art innovation labs in data, cyber and immersive, ideal for research and development to get new technologies ready for the commercial market. 

E-Sports club registered in professional league competition. 

Product testing with app development companies. 

Film & TV 

Experiences of streaming live TV from MediaCity industries. Most recently our students live streamed the Ecosummit! 

Weekly on set work placement as runners on set.  

Entry of student work to international to film festivals.  

Content creation for local TV networks.  

Collaboration with NHS training hospital to experience nursing training facilities. 

 Collaboration with industry experts to raise aspirations