With our first students starting in just 33 months, we need to recruit as many companies as possible to work with us to provide, among other things, problems to be used in teaching and 6-12 month internships. We would welcome volunteers to join our 16 strong team of Business Ambassadors – largely current and retired … Continue reading Can you work with us?
We were delighted to be visited by MP Liz Truss, the youngest-ever female Tory MP to make it into the cabinet. In Hereford on Defra business, and having visited a couple of farms, Liz dropped into our offices and had a cup of tea with MP Jesse Norman and Herefordshire Councillor Graham Powell, Cabinet Member … Continue reading Elizabeth Truss Visit
Following the success of the Ignite workshop sponsored by ETL Systems and hosted at Warwick University in July, the curriculum group is developing NMiTE’s approach to delivering the Liberal Engineering equivalent of an MEng degree in three 46-week academic years. The team has recently been joined by Dr Helen Rogers, formerly a senior research associate … Continue reading Our Curriculum
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