Category Archives: News

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

Our Curriculum

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

Government pledges support for NMiTE

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

Hereford Times Talking Point – November 2015

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