With the arrival of NMiTE, we know that we'll be bringing a lot of change to Hereford! With all this change, we are determined to contribute to our community, leaving a positive and lasting impression on the socioeconomic fabric of the city and county. While we're here learning, we want you to come to think of us as good citizens, good neighbours and good volunteers. Some of our interactions will just be on a personal level with those we meet. But most of our engagement with the community will come through community partnerships with local businesses, third sector organisations or another elements of the community.
Impact of our institution on the community
Herefordshire has remained one of the few counties without its own university, and the introduction of NMiTE will bring about its own demands. So we want to make sure that we are giving back. The knowledge economy, jobs, and engagement with the community that we will bring will revitalise Hereford through an economic, cultural and social renaissance. An innovative and entrepreneurial engineering workforce will emerge with hopes that this will attract new, high-wage jobs to an area already recognised for its outstanding quality of life. Through regeneration and innovation, we will produce a world-class physical and digital learning and living environment and we want the city and county to benefit from that.
What we have to offer
One of the best ways to partner with NMiTE is through our Community Sprints. Community Sprints partner our students with your organisation to tackle challenges and provide solutions to problems you may have which are engineering in nature.
Periodically we will also convene Communities of Practise, bringing together a diverse range of organisations to discuss critical elements of business or important up-and-coming issues common to the group.
Finally, NMiTE will be full of enthusiastic student volunteers eager to participate in the work being done by Herefordshire organisations. Our students have already developed a database of information to expand their understanding of the local third sector organisations with whom they can volunteer.