The conference is designed in collaboration with students from the Mulberry Schools Trust. Our conference brings young people together from across the country for the day to imagine what a gender equal society might look like. As schools, we recognise that young people have the power to change the world. Yet in the world beyond school, not everyone is given an equal chance to fulfil their potential. Campaigns like #MeToo, and ‘He for She’ shine a light on continuing inequalities for women, but men too are also effected. They are often denied the opportunity to show vulnerability – and suicide rates amongst men are also a concern.
The aims of the conference are:
Conference Contributors Include:
Jude Kelly, Former Artistic Director of the South Bank Centre, Edwina Dunn, Founder of the Female Lead, Delia Barker, Programmes Director, Round House, Shobana Jeyasingh, Choreographer & Founder of Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company, David Lan, Former Artistic Director at the Young Vic, Baroness Shami Chakrabati, Jade Anouka, Actor, Dave Neita, Lawyer & Poet, Carrie Cracknell, Theatre Director, and many other leading artists.
The conference is being live streamed in two parts:
10:30 – 12:00
including LIVE panel discussion exploring gender inequality in dance at 10:45
14:00 – 17:00
including LIVE panel discussion exploring gender and Shakespeare at 14:45
Live stream Link
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbz7xilgVS61mK2G1xR1hZQ (or search Mulberry Schools Trust on YouTube)
The conference website including all the available conference material and resources for schools can be found at www.partnershipofequals.org.
Dr Vanessa Ogden, CEO of the Mulberry Schools Trust and the Mulberry Schools Foundation said: “At this conference, we are bringing together girls and boys, women and men to consider issues of gender equality. A prosperous and harmonious society is a society where inequality and injustice have no place. The conference provides a platform for young people to have their voices heard. Schools are the crucibles of civilisation and it is our responsibility to ensure that pupils leave us equipped to create a fairer future for all”.
For more information, please visit the Partnership of Equals website or contact:
Ria Burnett / AJ Agar at Mulberry School for Girls on 0207 790 6327 x 205.
Year 10 Enrolment
Enrolment will be held at Mulberry UTC, 64 Parnell Road E3 2RU on 20th – 31st August, excluding the August Bank Holiday on 27th August and Eid al-Fitr, which has been confirmed for Tuesday 21st August. Enrolment involves you bringing in documentation so that you can officially enrol as a student at Mulberry UTC. The process will take approximately 30 minutes. You will need to bring the following with you:
Proof of address:
Proof of date of birth:
At enrolment, you will show these documents to a member of our team, who will verify them and take copies. You will also need to choose your curriculum options if you haven’t already.
Enrolment is compulsory for all new students. If attending on the dates above is likely to be a problem for you, please notify us so that we can make alternative arrangements (email@example.com). You will also be able to purchase your school tie for £5 from us when you enrol. Unfortunately, we do not have the capacity to take card payments.Read more
Year 12 enrolment
All students wishing to enrol at Mulberry UTC in September must attend an enrolment meeting. The dates are:
Friday 24th August Applicants for Digital Media/Health Science 10am-4pm
Tuesday 28th August Applicants for Health and Social Care 10am-4pm
Wednesday 29th August Drop in session for students wishing to discuss options 10am-4pm
Please bring the following with you:
The Medical Mavericks recently visited the UTC to present a whole school assembly about careers in the Health Care and Health Science centre, as well as interactive workshop for Y12 Health Scientist and some Y10 students. The workshop involved students conducting medical tests e.g. using ultrasound to check for growth plates and conducting ECGs.
Year 10 and Year 12 students have raised over £150 for Sports Relief. They did this by organising a series of activities including a danceathon! All students wore red to show they supported the causes that Sports Relief was raising money for. Moriom Abdin, chair of the Committee Charity said “she was delighted with the students efforts and that there was a fantastic atmosphere in the school on the day.” The Charity Committee have so far nearly raised £500 this year for various charities and have also donated food to the local food bank.
Students from Mulberry UTC have spent the last 6 weeks working with St Joseph’s Hospice in Hackney as part of the challenge projects. Students were commissioned to research and create a presentation on why an Instagram page would benefit the Hospice. Students also created a social media strategy explaining how the hospice could easily create an Instagram Page. In order to do so students work with Robyn Carylson a community fundraiser at the Hospice. Students also had the opportunity to visit the Hospice and meet staff and patients.
One group of students were so inspired by the visit that they decided to create an animated video for the Hospice to use on their website and social media. Digital Media students drew the content for the video, added the sound and edited it to make an incredible video showing why the work of the hospice is so important.
Robyn Carylson and her team came to see the student’s final work during one of the challenge project sessions. They were absolutely blown away by the student’s presentation, posts and video and have commissioned them to complete another piece of work editing a video which will be on display at the Tate Modern.
The challenge project was a great experience for all the year 12 students involved and it was great to see the health students and creative students working together on a project for a local charity. They are very excited to continue working with the Hospice.
At the bottom of the page you will be able to view the animation created by our students for this presentation.
On Thursday 22nd March, Mulberry UTC students and staff attended the opening of the Letters from Arakan exhibition at the Brick Lane Art gallery. The exhibition shows pictures taken by Adib Chowdhury and letters from Rohingya refugees which depict some of the things which they have endured.
Students also met Mark Field, who is the Minister of State for Asia and the Pacific and MP for the Cities of London and Westminster.
Our sixth form students loved seeing the pictures and hearing about the crisis first hand from people who have visited the region. The charity committee are passionate about raising awareness and funds of such issues.
Once again, we are immensely proud of our Year 10s. We are delighted to say that five students have had their poetry published in 'The Poetry Games - Truth or Dare?' the latest publication from the Young Writers' poetry competition. The students chose either Team Truth: writing about what it's like to be them, sharing their passions and dreams; or Team Dare, writing exciting poetry that challenges the reader or evokes the spirit of adventure.
Well done to Gabriela, Maiya, Abigail, Roxy and Nicole.
Congratulations to Year 10 student, Abigail Manning, for winning the Regional Final of the Jack Petchey Speak Out Challenge 2018 for Tower Hamlets! This is the world's biggest youth speaking event, and we are incredibly proud of Abigail for her achievement.
Follow this link to see more of the competitors at the event, and watch Abigail's powerful speech.
Well done Abigail!
Year 10 students have been thoroughly enjoying PE sessions down at Shadwell Basin with Mr. Dobbs. Activities have included sailing, kayaking, and rockclimbing!
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
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