How Microsoft Teams and SharePoint facilitate STEM learning at University Technical Colleges

Cloud Design Box recently visited the Engineering UTC Northern Lincolnshire to get a deeper understanding of how Microsoft Teams and SharePoint are used by students, teachers and senior leadership teams in schools.  

The Engineering UTC Northern Lincolnshire is one of around 50 University Technical Colleges (UTCs) across the country, purposely built to prepare young people for the world of work. The school focuses on delivering an innovative concept of education to 13-19-year-olds, which combines technical, practical and academic learning.

Microsoft 365 being used in Engineering UTC Northern Lincolnshire

“Our school offers a mature and professional learning environment designed specifically to prepare students for a broad range of STEM career opportunities,” explains Jen Vincent, Director of Business Development at Engineering UTC Northern Lincolnshire. 

“Working alongside some of the region’s leading employers and a university partner, our hands-on curriculum incorporates an exciting array of industry-led projects, masterclasses, mentoring sessions and on-site opportunities, allowing students to experience first-hand the pathways available. Nowhere else provides our young people with these opportunities.” 

Our team was thrilled to get the chance to visit the college and see first-hand how our product is used by students and teachers in the classroom, as well as Heads of Departments and Senior Leadership teams.  

Cloud Design Box visits Engineering UTC Northern Lincolnshire

To start the day, we joined a two-hour session with Year 9 IT students as they worked on a project analysing assignment data and presenting it in a PowerPoint.  

This was followed by a session with Year 10 students, who completed a short project creating a PowerPoint in Teams and SharePoint on how they would improve the software. 

“Working with the Year 9 and 10 students was brilliant, and I loved seeing the amazing presentations students created in Microsoft,” says James Emmett, Onboarding Lead at Cloud Design Box.  

“One of the most notable things highlighted throughout the day was just how important IT is in schools. It has to work properly so that teachers can get on teaching.” 

James Emmett from Cloud Design Box visits Engineering UTC Northern Lincolnshire Microsoft Teams and SharePoint University Technical College

Cloud Design Box is continuing its close relationship with the UTC and sponsoring them in next year’s Greenpower IET Formula 24 Challenge, which gives 11-16 year olds the opportunity to build and race a Greenpower Kit Car or, using using supplied motor and batteries only, a car of their own design. 

We currently work with the Engineering UTC Northern Lincolnshire to help the college harness the full power of Microsoft Teams and SharePoint. If you would like to know more about how we could support your school and trust, book a demo with us today 

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