London Design and Engineering UTC – A Building for Cutting Edge, Modern Learning
Time: 12:10 - 12:25
Date: Wednesday 16 October
The New London Design and Engineering University Technology College (LDE UTC) is located on the dock edge facing London’s city Airport. It offers personalised learning based on a challenging curriculum with clear progression into employment, higher education or apprenticeships. All subject delivery as far as possible is through pioneering technical projects incorporating subject specialisms which include:
Art and Design
The college is unique in its specialism therefore the building had to reflect these requirements. The UTC has a Lego education innovation centre and builds and programmes robotics including future AI work. Following a short introduction to the design and challenges from Director Jon James, hear from London Design and Engineering Year 12 students Kenny Kuala and Anastasia Trofimenko, and lecturer James Culley on how VR technology is being utilised in teaching and learning and how securing these skills are vital to employment in our ever increasing digital industries. At The BETT show, the students delivered 3D visualisation and VR workshops live on stage. They have also created content for real world developer projects and have an award winning App on the app stores.
Jason Bradbury, Technology Expert “An amazing thing is happening in East London and it is going to change thousands of young lives and give Britain the dynamic and creative workforce it so desperately needs… It’s called LDE UTC and if you are fourteen and want to attend the tech school of the future and you need to know about it!”
Lord Mawson, OBE, Chairman of Water City CIC “The London Design and Engineering University Technical College will make a vital contribution to enabling young people from East London’s communities to progress in the myriad employment opportunities on offer in engineering and skilled technical employment in the most significant investment zone in the world.”