The beginning of term is getting closer, and the team at Mulberry UTC are busy preparing for all our new students to join us from Tuesday 5th September. We will be sending out information on enrolment and the arrangements for the beginning of term to students and parents soon, as well as adding details here on the website.
Until then, we will share updates through our final weeks before term starts. We love to hear from any students or residents nearby who see the changes every day, so send us in your thoughts and photos!
Our incredible cover photo here was taken by Phil Varney who lives in the area, and spotted this magnificent view during the London 2017 Athletics.
Mulberry UTC is holding its next Open Evening for students interested in applying for September 2017 on Tuesday January 17, from 4.30-6.30pm at Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, E1 6LA. Students currently in Year 9 or Year 11, or on one-year Year 12 courses, are invited to attend. Parents are also welcome. More information hereRead more
Katharine Vincent, UTC Principal, met Roman Road residents at the Christmas Festival on Saturday. She discussed her vision for the UTC, explained the emerging building on Parnell Road and helped young visitors make Christmas cards that light up!Read more
Mulberry UTC and Pepper joined the NHS England Young People's Takeover Challenge Event at Guy's Hospital on Saturday. Pepper is an industrial robot, already used as a hospital receptionist in Belgian hospitals, where it greets patients, shows them around and helps with translation. UTC students will work with Pepper and other developments in health technology, so they are well prepared for their future careers. Pepper's manufacturers claim it is an 'emotional' robot which helps people feel relaxed by responding to them in a friendly and empathetic way. The people who met Pepper on Saturday certainly seemed to agree!Read more
Mulberry UTC’s creative stage lighting workshop has been postponed until January. It will be open to all Year 9 and Year 11 students. Details will be published on this website soon.Read more
All Y11 students, or Y12 students on 1-year courses, are warmly invited to Mulberry UTC’s Year 12 Information Evening on Thursday 2 October from 4.30-7pm.
The venue is Mulberry School for Girls, E1 2JP. Come and find out about our specialist courses in:
and try some specialist taster activities too!Read more
15-18 year olds from across East London joined an array of inspiring health professionals at Mulberry UTC’s Action for Health Conference on Saturday.Read more
Residents local to the UTC are warmly invited to meet the UTC’s Principal, Katharine Vincent, and representatives of the building contractors, Wates Construction Ltd, at two meetings hosted by Age UK at Appian Court, 87 Parnell Road, London E3 2RS. The dates are
Monday 3 October, 6.00-7.00pm
Wednesday 5 October, 10.00-11.30am
We look forward to seeing you.
Please find more information here and register your interest in attending.Read more
Students and parents are warmly invited to find out more about the Mulberry UTC vision, experience and courses at our Open Events before half term.
Saturday 1 October: Action for Heath conference
Open to all Year 11, 12 and 13 students in East London.
For students currently in Year 9 and their parents
Thursday 20 October: Year 12 Open Evening
For students currently in Year 11 or on 1-year Year 12 courses and their parentsRead more
Mulberry UTC had an exciting day at LDE UTC's Festival of Design and Engineering on Saturday 23 July. More than 5000 visitors of all ages were able to try their hands at a fantastic range of design, technology, engineering and science applications and innovations. Visitors to the Mulberry UTC stand controlled the stage lighting for a band, created animations and interrogated health holograms.Read more
Mulberry UTC was proud to partner Mulberry School for Girls in an inspiring theatre conference: “Rightful Place: Building lasting change in Theatre” on 14 July. Speakers, panellists and student hosts challenged us all to take up our rightful place, champion our culture and tell our stories with confidence through theatre. Year 10 students from schools across Tower Hamlets listened to, and questioned, passionate presentations from performers Adrian Lester, Lolita Chakrabati, Zainab Hasan and David Young, director Bijan Sheibani, artistic directors David Lan and Indhu Rubasingham and designer Nicolai Hart-Hansen and participated in a wide range of practical workshops led by theatre industry practitioners.
“[Theatre] is the most exciting art form there is because it’s live and people come together to see it. It’s about character, society and the human condition. If you want to know what collaboration truly means, come and work in the theatre” Moira Buffini, writer, director and actor, in a letter to the Rightful Place conference.
Mulberry UTC Trustees are pleased to announce the appointment of Katharine Vincent as the Principal of the UTC. She will take up post on 1 September 2016, a year before the UTC opens to students.
Dr Vanessa Ogden, Headteacher of Mulberry School for Girls and UTC Trustee, said: “Katharine has already excelled as a leader and is a passionate advocate for technical learning. She has a strong vision for the UTC’s distinctiveness and the opportunities it will provide for young people. Trustees are delighted with her appointment.”
Dr Katharine Vincent said: “I’m delighted to be taking up the role of Principal of Mulberry UTC. The UTC will provide local young people with access to high quality technical and academic learning, so they can go on to successful careers in the creative industries and the health sector. I am excited about the positive impact this will have on the lives of young people and their families in Tower Hamlets and beyond.”
The Secretary of State for Education has agreed that Mulberry UTC should be funded to open in 2017, in line with the plans summarised in our recent consultation. This agreement, and LBTH’s recent award of Planning Permission, will enable the Trust to sign the building contract with Wates Construction very soon. Demolition of the Fire Station has already begun under an Early Works Agreement.Read more
Mulberry UTC will ensure that diverse students can fulfill their true potential, which will benefit them as individuals, the community and the economy.”Jane Farrell , Chair of governors, Mulberry School for Girls
Local parents are really excited about the opening of the UTC. It gives them peace of mind to know that the technical alternatives exist for those who choose not to take the traditional academic route.”Sabina Khan , Parent Liaison Officer, Mulberry School for Girls
Mulberry UTC will enrich students’ learning with a comprehensive, creative and hands on experience of theatre. Students will learn in a collaborative environment with many exciting, rewarding and challenging choices.”Sacha Milroy , Director of Production & Planning, National Theatre
Mulberry UTC’s health courses will prepare students for the vast range of highly skilled technical roles which are critical to the health sector’s development over the next 10 years.”Kevin Garay , Apprenticeship Lead, Barts Health NHS Trust
Mulberry UTC has the potential to dramatically open up employment prospects for young people in the creative industries.”Mark Reid , Head of UK Learning Programmes, BFI (British Film Institute)
We are delighted to be working with Mulberry UTC to deliver a curriculum which reflects the current and future needs of the creative industries.”Patrick Loughrey , Warden, Goldsmiths University of London