Category Archives: News

Business Direction – July 2016

The July edition of Business Direction, produced by the Chamber of Commerce features the following article: UNIVERSITY WILL CHANGE THE CULTURE OF ENGINEERING TRAINING Another institution promising to radically reshape the way we develop talent will be Hereford University’s NMiTE (New Model in Technology and Engineering), which is due to open in 2019. NMiTE, Britain’s first … Continue reading Business Direction – July 2016

Herefordshire Council set to pledge 300k of support to NMiTE

HEREFORDSHIRE Council looks set to pledge £300,000 of public money to the development of the new university. This Friday leader of the council, Tony Johnson, will recommend that the full council approve a loan to the New Model in Technology and Engineering (NMiTE). In his role as cabinet member of corporate strategy and finance he … Continue reading Herefordshire Council set to pledge 300k of support to NMiTE

Hereford Times Talking Point – June 2016

Developing NMiTE as an independent university (one of only a handful in the UK) brings enormous freedom to carve out a new way forward for engineering education but also massive challenges, not least, how to fund design, development and deliver largely in the absence of Government subsidies. The mainly Herefordshire-based engineering businesses supporting the county’s … Continue reading Hereford Times Talking Point – June 2016

NEW HEREFORD UNI TO “SHAKE-UP” REGION

Hereford’s new university is set to “shake-up” an education sector which is looking for a new generation of manufacturing graduates, according to one of the institution’s founders. Karen Usher, who will be one of the panellists on Insider’s Herefordshire Economic Forum next month, outlined to Insider the plans for Nmite: the new university which could … Continue reading NEW HEREFORD UNI TO “SHAKE-UP” REGION

Hereford Times Talking Point – May 2016

We’re bringing together the engineers of today and those of tomorrow to create a future they both want – where employers have an enhanced supply of engineering talent to address the 110,000 annual shortfall and graduates have much better career opportunities. I have already explained how NMiTE (Herefordshire’s new engineering university) is working with employers … Continue reading Hereford Times Talking Point – May 2016

“New universities to deliver choice…” says Jo Johnson MP

On May 16th 2016 Jo Johnson MP, Minister for Universities and Science at the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills announced released the details of his proposed Higher Education and Research Bill. Targeted at providing more opportunity for more young people to access a high-quality university education, the bill targets many elements of higher education … Continue reading “New universities to deliver choice…” says Jo Johnson MP

Hereford Times Talking Point – April 2016

For a long time now, industry has been expressing concern about the employability of today’s UK engineering graduates. We’ve spent the past three years gaining a better understanding of employers’ issues in order to inform the development of a New Model in Technology and Engineering (NMiTE) in Herefordshire. Engineering employers told us things need to … Continue reading Hereford Times Talking Point – April 2016

Funding outlined for Hereford’s university

THE team behind Hereford’s university has set out the financial details to turn the dream into a reality. Co-project leader Karen Usher explained how £50m is needed to launch the university- the New Model in Technology and Engineering (NMITE). Two-fifths of this will come from the government, with two-fifths from industry supporters and the remainder … Continue reading Funding outlined for Hereford’s university

Hereford Times Talking Point – March 2016

We’ve assembled an exceptional global partnership to design and develop NMiTE (Hereford’s new university), seeking out best practice from around the world in order to redefine engineering education here in Herefordshire. As the first new British university in over 40 years, we’ve a one-off chance to do things differently; to make a difference by delivering … Continue reading Hereford Times Talking Point – March 2016

Business and school unite in NMiTE schools outreach programme

SWAINSHILL based oak frame designers and manufacturers Oakwright’s have linked up with Almeley Primary School in the first collaboration of NMiTE Connect, the brainchild of the team behind the new university in Hereford. The aim is to get children, particularly at an early age, to see the fun and benefit that can be had with, … Continue reading Business and school unite in NMiTE schools outreach programme