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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

Hereford Times Talking Point – January 2016

Here in Herefordshire we are developing the UK’s first 21st Century university to develop a new generation of highly employable 21st Century engineers. But there we have it, the very word university brings with it thousands of years of history and preconceived ideas. While some of these help to position the modern, not-for-profit, higher education … Continue reading Hereford Times Talking Point – January 2016

Research Professional – December Article

Taken from Research Professional, 10th December 2015 The proposed university in Herefordshire, announced in last month’s spending review, wants to use American-style teaching to train a new generation of engineers and boost productivity in the region.   The £47-million project, known as the New Model in Technology and Engineering (NMiTE), was highlighted in chancellor George Osborne’s … Continue reading Research Professional – December Article

NMiTE at UCL

Prof Kel Fidler – a key member of NMiTE’s curriculum team – and Karen Usher were the key speakers at the second “Conversation” organized by UCL’s Centre for Engineering Education.  Hosted at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers in London, late last month, before an audience of 50 engineering practitioners and academics the NMiTE team presented … Continue reading NMiTE at UCL