Category Archives: Talking Points

TALKING POINT – JANUARY 26TH 2017

One of the things that differentiates the innovative engineering degree course developed by Herefordshire’s New Model in Technology & Engineering (NMiTE) is the way it will provide students with ‘real world’ learning experiences – they’ll learn by solving problems and undertaking projects as well as by completing a six-month industrial placement. Engineering employers have helped … Continue reading TALKING POINT – JANUARY 26TH 2017

HEREFORD TIMES TALKING POINT – AUGUST 2016

Masterminding a different way to educate a new generation of engineers can’t be done in a vacuum! So NMiTE (Herefordshire’s new engineering university) has adopted a rigorous approach to working with schools, students and the engineering industry to make sure our curriculum delivers world-class, employment-ready graduates. Now we’ve reached the stage of testing our proposition … Continue reading HEREFORD TIMES TALKING POINT – AUGUST 2016

Hereford Times Talking Point – July 2016

Just over halfway through the year, there is still much to say about just how different Herefordshire’s new engineering university (NMiTE) is daring to be. We need to be prepared to break the mould in order to make a difference to Herefordshire’s economy; to UK engineering businesses; to the UK’s supply of engineering graduates; to … Continue reading Hereford Times Talking Point – July 2016

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

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

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

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