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• Fourteen industry, community and academic partners will be demonstrating their capabilities and how they will be supporting UTC Reading

Reading, UK, 13th May 2013 – UTC Reading, a new University Technical College specialising in Computer Science and Engineering for 14 to 19 year olds opening in September 2013, will be hosting a Taster Event at Reading College, its primary Academic Partner, on 16th May 2013 between 5.30-7.30pm.

Parents and young people are invited to come and find out what UTC Reading has to offer, and to meet the new Principal, Joanne Harper, who will be giving a talk on UTC Reading as well as interact with the industry and associate partners.

The aim of the event is to inform and inspire students through interactive sessions with all the industry and associate partners, providing a flavour of some of the activities and unique opportunities available to young people should they attend UTC Reading. There will be a marketplace where the partners will carry out fun and informative activities such as a 3D printer demonstration.

Joanne Harper, Principal, UTC Reading, comments: “The UTC Reading Taster Event at Reading College is the perfect opportunity for individuals with a growing interest in Computer Science or Engineering to come along and see how UTC Reading promotes learning through doing and places a firm emphasis on developing practical skills as well as academic. UTC Reading Industry Partners will involve students in some fantastic activities so they can really experience what it would be like to attend UTC Reading.”

UTC Reading industry partners include: – Microsoft, Cisco, Network Rail, Reading College, Peter Brett Associates , University of Reading CGI, Boxford, Agilent Technologies, On Systems Limited, Thames Water, Denford, Autodesk and the community partner Reading Rugby Club.

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About UTC Reading

UTC Reading is a new University Technical College that will specialise in Computer Science and Engineering, taught alongside the national curriculum. UTC Reading opens its doors in September 2013 and will welcome girls and boys aged 14 to 19 within a 15 mile radius of Crescent Road, Reading RG1 5RQ. The specialist curriculum proposed by UTC Reading will appeal to secondary school-aged pupils interested in Computer Science and/or Engineering, who are keen on pursuing and developing their talents in these areas.

UTC Reading is a non-fee paying school. Applications will be considered for Year 10 and the Sixth Form up to September 2013 and allocation of places will depend on availability so early application is recommended. If you are interested and want to find out more about UTC Reading, please email or call the UTC Reading team on: 0118 955 4544. You can also visit our website

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