Category Archives: Talking Points

Hereford Times Talking Point – April 2015

In a recent article in The Economist, Sir James Dyson expressed his concern about being able to recruit 3,000 engineers for his expanding design and production facility in Malmesbury. With Britain producing only 25,000 engineering graduates a year, more than half of British firms that employ engineers and IT staff can’t find the employees they … Continue reading Hereford Times Talking Point – April 2015

Hereford Times Talking Point – January 2015

With the New Year comes this plea from the team behind Herefordshire’s pioneering new university: “Please work with us to ensure our graduate engineers hit the ground running!” We aim to develop a new generation of highly skilled, emotionally intelligent, innovative, flexible, employment-ready individuals fit to tackle the problems and opportunities of our age. We’re … Continue reading Hereford Times Talking Point – January 2015

Hereford Times Talking Point – December 2014

With the end of 2014 in sight, it is encouraging to reflect on the progress we have made this past year towards our vision for a world-class university for Herefordshire, with applied Engineering and related Technologies at its core. From completing the feasibility study, we have now moved into the delivery phase. With each day, … Continue reading Hereford Times Talking Point – December 2014

Hereford Times Talking Point – November 2014

The Age of Information has become the Age of Knowledge – to compete globally we must use knowledge to help solve the complex problems that surround us and to grasp the huge opportunities that lie ahead. The education we provide must move with this change. That’s why Herefordshire’s proposed Liberal Sciences© university aims to create … Continue reading Hereford Times Talking Point – November 2014

Hereford Times Talking Point – September 2014

Passion and commitment to a shared cause are powerful drivers, none more so than amongst the team involved in pushing forward plans for a new university for Herefordshire. We are fired by a determination to empower Herefordshire to move onwards and upwards, in the interests of everyone who lives here. That is why we are … Continue reading Hereford Times Talking Point – September 2014

Hereford Times Talking Point – August 2014

We sometimes forget that Herefordshire has many world-class distinctions. We are the home of one of the world’s most prized breeds of cattle; renowned for our soft fruits, potatoes, and the world’s longest asparagus growing season; and nobody doubts the world- class (delete) skills, courage and bravery of the special forces based here (as good … Continue reading Hereford Times Talking Point – August 2014