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
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
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
With our first students starting in just 33 months, we need to recruit as many companies as possible to work with us to provide, among other things, problems to be used in teaching and 6-12 month internships. We would welcome volunteers to join our 16 strong team of Business Ambassadors – largely current and retired … Continue reading Can you work with us?
We were delighted to be visited by MP Liz Truss, the youngest-ever female Tory MP to make it into the cabinet. In Hereford on Defra business, and having visited a couple of farms, Liz dropped into our offices and had a cup of tea with MP Jesse Norman and Herefordshire Councillor Graham Powell, Cabinet Member … Continue reading Elizabeth Truss Visit
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
Following House of Commons tradition, personal letters are put in the pigeon holes of those MPs whose constituency will be affected in some way by the Chancellor’s actions. So it was that Jesse Norman found his letter after the statement. It was a nerve wracking month as three weeks prior to the statement, George Osborne … Continue reading How the news was delivered
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
As part of a drive to promote digital technologies and industries based in Herefordshire, this recently commissioned film includes a piece about NMiTE and features Karen Usher. Click here to link and view via YouTube.
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