Category Archives: Talking Points

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

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

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

Hereford Times Talking Point – October 2015

Business networkers! Please help the university project unlock the economic potential of your county! We need members of the local business community to join forces with the team behind the New Model in Technology and Engineering (NMiTE) and be a part of our exciting plans to establish Herefordshire as an international centre of excellence in … Continue reading Hereford Times Talking Point – October 2015

Hereford Times Talking Point – September 2015

It seems, now, that each time I sit down to write this regular column, I am able to reflect on a month of increasingly significant progress towards establishing the New Model in Technology and Engineering (NMiTE). These are exciting times as we push forward with our plans to put Herefordshire on the international map as … Continue reading Hereford Times Talking Point – September 2015

Hereford Times Talking Point – June 2015

Excitement is mounting amongst those of us involved in the pioneering New Model in Technology and Engineering (NMiTE), Hereford’s future university. Early July marks a major milestone in our plans to revolutionise engineering education in the UK, with the gathering together of some of today’s great engineering minds for a three-day workshop, NMiTE Ignite. Around … Continue reading Hereford Times Talking Point – June 2015

Hereford Times Talking Point – May 2015

From its inception, Herefordshire’s New Model in Technology and Engineering (NMiTE) has set out to be at the global vanguard of teaching methodologies, developing approaches that define the engineer of the future. The student-centred, open learning approach to teaching at NMiTE will incorporate all aspects of the engineering design and innovation process as well as … Continue reading Hereford Times Talking Point – May 2015