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South Yorkshire residents invited to quiz politicians in live radio broadcast

November 10, 2016
South Yorkshire residents are invited to take part in a national radio programme this month at UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park campus.
South Yorkshire residents invited to quiz politicians in live radio broadcast
BBC Radio 4’s Any Questions? is being broadcast live from Sheffield’s second and newly opened University Technical College (UTC) on Friday, November 25.
 
The lively topical discussion programme, presented by Jonathan Dimbleby, attracts a high profile panel of personalities from the world of politics, the media and beyond.
 
Members of the public are being offered the chance to join the audience, ask the panellists a question and influence the debate.
 
UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park campus, on Old Hall Road, for 14 to 19-year-olds, opened this September.
 
The £10 million facility specialises in computing, health sciences and sport science. Students complete technical as well as academic qualifications.
 
Principal Sarah Clark said: “We are delighted to host such a high profile programme, and to welcome the public to our fantastic new facilities that are breathing new life into this area of the city and investing in the next generation.”
 
She added: “The opportunity to observe and become involved in current issues and political debate supports the fostering of skills at the UTC such as the ability to analyse information, construct arguments and become confident speakers. These competencies are highly valued by both employers and universities and support our students to be successful in the future.”
 
A maximum of 50 tickets are available to the public. To find out more, and to reserve your free ticket, please email bbcanyquestions@utcsheffield.org.uk or call 0114 2603970.
 
For more information about UTC Sheffield’s open evenings and showcase events in November and December, visit http://www.utcsheffield.org.uk/events/

Photo caption: Host Jonathan Dimbleby CREDIT BBC