Following House of Commons tradition, personal letters are put in the pigeon holes of those MPs whose constituency will be affected in some way by the Chancellor’s actions. So it was that Jesse Norman found his letter after the statement. It was a nerve wracking month as three weeks prior to the statement, George Osborne … Continue reading How the news was delivered
George Osborne’s autumn statement and spending review contained the news we have all been working towards – Government support will be provided to secure launch funding to create NMiTE. A new university here in Herefordshire, focussing on engineering, is closer than it has ever been. Subject to relevant approvals, the New Model in Technology … Continue reading Government pledges support for NMiTE
As part of a drive to promote digital technologies and industries based in Herefordshire, this recently commissioned film includes a piece about NMiTE and features Karen Usher. Click here to link and view via YouTube.
I have recently been reminded of the phrase “strength in numbers”. More than three years ago, the team behind the New Model in Technology and Engineering (NMiTE) set out to grapple with some of Herefordshire’s greatest challenges – how to attract, retain and skill up vital talent, enhance employment opportunities, support the growth of our … Continue reading Hereford Times Talking Point – November 2015
If demonstrable proof of high level support were needed for our project, we got it recently in spades at the University of Warwick. Senior engineers from Airbus, JCB, Heineken, Thales, National Instruments and, more locally, Cargill, QinetiQ, Arctic Circle and S & A Produce, joined us for a three day ‘brainstorming’ session. The three day … Continue reading Planning to Deliver the ‘New’ Engineer for Britain
It is a while since our last newsletter, but rest assured behind the scenes the work goes on tirelessly to ensure that NMiTE becomes a reality. You will see in a separate article that in July we held a highly productive three day workshop with leading representatives from industry, academia and the Royal Academy of … Continue reading General Project Update
In September, by kind permission of Mrs Monique Heijn, we hosted a garden party to raise awareness of the project among business and community leaders in Herefordshire. The sun shone and 130 guests enjoyed delicious food produced by regimental chefs, music from local bands and choirs and saw at first hand some of the most … Continue reading Spreading the Word
We are delighted to announce that renowned academic Professor Sir Alan Wilson has joined the Board of Trustees of the Herefordshire Tertiary Education Trust. Sir Alan, former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Leeds was the first Director General for Higher Education in the UK. We are also keen to recruit individuals with national Board level … Continue reading New Trustee… and more needed!
NMiTE has joined forces with Nigel Griffiths, Head of John Kyrle High School and the Hereford Business Board (HBB) led by Frank Myers MBE to roll out a new initiative in Herefordshire. Whitecross, Aylestone, and John Masefield Schools have also agreed to collaborate in the new project. The new Business Forum seeks to develop employers’ … Continue reading New Forum to Link Businesses with Education
Project Co-Leader Karen Usher was invited to join a distinguished panel at the 2015 Annual Conference of the National Council of Women which was held in Cheltenham. Karen spoke of the difficulty in addressing gender equality without doing more harm than good. She pointed out that only nine per cent of the UK’s engineering professionals … Continue reading Speaking Up at the NCW