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
If demonstrable proof of high level support were needed for our project, we got it recently in spades at the University of Warwick. Senior engineers from Airbus, JCB, Heineken, Thales, National Instruments and, more locally, Cargill, QinetiQ, Arctic Circle and S & A Produce, joined us for a three day ‘brainstorming’ session. The three day … Continue reading Planning to Deliver the ‘New’ Engineer for Britain
It is a while since our last newsletter, but rest assured behind the scenes the work goes on tirelessly to ensure that NMiTE becomes a reality. You will see in a separate article that in July we held a highly productive three day workshop with leading representatives from industry, academia and the Royal Academy of … Continue reading General Project Update
In September, by kind permission of Mrs Monique Heijn, we hosted a garden party to raise awareness of the project among business and community leaders in Herefordshire. The sun shone and 130 guests enjoyed delicious food produced by regimental chefs, music from local bands and choirs and saw at first hand some of the most … Continue reading Spreading the Word
We are delighted to announce that renowned academic Professor Sir Alan Wilson has joined the Board of Trustees of the Herefordshire Tertiary Education Trust. Sir Alan, former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Leeds was the first Director General for Higher Education in the UK. We are also keen to recruit individuals with national Board level … Continue reading New Trustee… and more needed!
NMiTE has joined forces with Nigel Griffiths, Head of John Kyrle High School and the Hereford Business Board (HBB) led by Frank Myers MBE to roll out a new initiative in Herefordshire. Whitecross, Aylestone, and John Masefield Schools have also agreed to collaborate in the new project. The new Business Forum seeks to develop employers’ … Continue reading New Forum to Link Businesses with Education
Project Co-Leader Karen Usher was invited to join a distinguished panel at the 2015 Annual Conference of the National Council of Women which was held in Cheltenham. Karen spoke of the difficulty in addressing gender equality without doing more harm than good. She pointed out that only nine per cent of the UK’s engineering professionals … Continue reading Speaking Up at the NCW
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
Did you know The Herefordshire Tertiary Education Trust (HTET) is the charity creating Britain’s newest, engineering only university, the New Model in Technology & Engineering (NMiTE)? NMiTE’s doors are scheduled to open in September 2018 and the Founding President/CEO is due to be in post in April 2016. Over the next three years we will … Continue reading Could you help develop Britain’s newest university?
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