All posts by David Mason

Government announces £15m funding for The New Model in Technology and Engineering in Hereford

Taken from Hereford Times. Dated 26.10.17 A NEW university in Hereford is “now ready for lift off” following the announcement of £15 million in government funding. Universities minister Jo Johnson today announced funding of up to £15 million over three years to support the establishment of The New Model in Technology and Engineering (NMiTE).   At … Continue reading Government announces £15m funding for The New Model in Technology and Engineering in Hereford

Universities are increasingly important to our economic prosperity – that’s why we’re helping fund a new university for engineering

  Jo Johnson in The Telegraph Education on Thursday 26th October 2017 The global reputation of the UK’s university system, evident in the league tables, is one of the pillars of our economy. A new report from UUK earlier this month found that universities generate nearly £100bn for the economy each year, supporting 940,000 jobs. We cannot take this … Continue reading Universities are increasingly important to our economic prosperity – that’s why we’re helping fund a new university for engineering

TALKING POINT – AUGUST 8TH 2017

Global academics have teamed up with industry partners to ensure that Herefordshire’s new engineering university provides students with an exceptional learning experience. When our first 300 students join in Autumn 2020 they’ll embark on a fast-track programme that delivers high value and an engineering education like no other …here are just some features that set … Continue reading TALKING POINT – AUGUST 8TH 2017

Jo Johnson speaking to the Higher Education sector at Reform

From: Department for Education and Jo Johnson MP Part of: Access to higher education and Higher education participation Published: 20 July 2017. Delivered on: 20 July 2017 Speech – Jo Johnson speaking to the Higher Education sector at Reform on Thursday 20 July 2017 ‘Delivering value for money for students and taxpayers’ I’m delighted to … Continue reading Jo Johnson speaking to the Higher Education sector at Reform

Camelot Provides Leadership Model

Taken from The Times Higher Education website. Dated 26.06.17 President of proposed new engineering institution wants to use egalitarian management ethos of King Arthur ahead of its launch in 2020. Could King Arthur’s legendary round table provide the secret to university leadership? The head of what will be the UK’s first “greenfield” university in 40 … Continue reading Camelot Provides Leadership Model

College-level project-based learning gains popularity

Taken from Physics Today. Dated 06.17 When Haley Jane Hancock enrolled at Quest University Canada, she planned to focus on creative writing. But she switched to physics after taking “Energy and Matter,” a required first-semester course. Students were challenged to independently devise methods to measure the speed of sound and to show that energy is … Continue reading College-level project-based learning gains popularity

TALKING POINT – JUNE 22nd 2017

July 1 will be a defining moment for NMiTE.  It’s the date when the globally-recognised academic leader and engineering education reformer Professsor Janusz Kozinski takes up his role as the university project’s inaugural President and Chief Executive. Professor Kozinski has already grappled with the challenges inherent in successfully developing and delivering a trailblazing approach to … Continue reading TALKING POINT – JUNE 22nd 2017

TALKING POINT – 18th JUNE 2017

One of the things that differentiates the innovative engineering degree course developed by Herefordshire’s New Model in Technology & Engineering (NMiTE) is the way it will provide students with ‘real world’ learning experiences – they’ll learn by solving problems and undertaking projects as well as by completing a six-month industrial placement. Engineering employers have helped … Continue reading TALKING POINT – 18th JUNE 2017

A New Engineering University for the UK Addressing the 44,000 annual shortfall of Graduate Engineers

Taken from Electrical Engineering. Dated 30.05.17 Creation of a new, independent, not-for-profit world-class teaching university, based in Hereford, focused on developing global best-of-breed education models to meet the growing needs for engineering talent in the advanced manufacturing, bio-medical, defence & cyber, food, ICT, infrastructure, NGO and smart-city sectors. Current plans co-developed with the University Warwick, … Continue reading A New Engineering University for the UK Addressing the 44,000 annual shortfall of Graduate Engineers

President announced for Hereford’s new university

Taken from Hereford Times. Dated 29.05.17 THE leader of Hereford’s new university will be starting in July and is moving from Canada where he helped set up a new engineering programme. Professor Janusz Kozinski has been appointed as the founding president and chief executive officer of NMiTE, Hereford’s new engineering university. He said he embraced the … Continue reading President announced for Hereford’s new university