Publication Scheme

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), in accordance with section 19 of the Freedom of Information Act, has implemented a single, approved Model Publication Scheme to be adopted by all public authorities. In addition, the ICO has released a "Definition Document for the Model Publication Scheme for Universities." The Model Publication Scheme and "Definition Document" can be accessed at:

NMITE has adopted the ICO's model publication scheme and, through this website seeks to inform the public how to access information it holds.

NMITE details the classes of information that it makes available to the public in accordance with the model scheme and, wherever possible, provides an easy and free method of accessing this information. These details exclude any information that is:

  • Published for internal purposes only
  • Provided in confidence to partner organisations only
  • Considered personal data under data protection legislation, principally the EU General Data Protection Regulations and the UK Data Protection Act 2018
  • Considered to be commercially sensitive
  • Believed to have potential health and safety implications for individuals
  • Published elsewhere and not published by NMITE 
  • Intended for future publication
  • Held only in draft form

Please note that the information referenced here is not intended to be a definitive list of all information NMITE publishes. More information can be found by using the searching or browsing functions at Some sections of the website are not publicly accessible and any information in these sections is not part of this guide. 

Any information not included on our site may still be accessible under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. If you cannot find the information you are seeking through our website, please contact Further information on NMITE’s Freedom of Information policy can be found here.

Guide to Information

This Guide is presented in sections to assist you in finding the information you need.

Who we are and what we do

This section contains information relating to the legal and corporate status of NMITE as well as information about the management structure of NMITE.

Legal Framework

The New Model Institute for Technology and Engineering (NMITE) was incorporated as a private company limited by guarantee without share capital on 3 December 2013 and registered as a charity with the Charity Commission on 5 January 2018. Following the change in the regulatory landscape for higher education providers in England with the introduction of the Higher Education and Research Act 2017 (HERA), NMITE applied to the Office for Students (OfS )on 22 May 2018 for registration as an Approved (fee cap) Provider without degree awarding powers, its degree is validated by The Open University. NMITE became registered with the OfS on 26 August 2020 and is subject to the Regulatory Framework.

How NMITE is organised

The President and Chief Executive Officer

Professor Elena Rodriguez-Falcon, as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), is the chief academic and executive officer of NMITE. She is Chair of Academic Council and is responsible for maintaining and promoting the efficiency, effectiveness and good order of NMITE.

Operational Structure

NMITE is operationally organised around three integrated areas.  Reporting to the CEO, NMITE's Senior Leadership Team is comprised of the Chief Academic Officer, the Chief of External Engagement, and the Chief Operating Officer.

Faculty The Faculty and the academic staff  are led by the Chief Academic Officer (CAO), Professor Beverly Gibbs.  The CAO is supported by the Academic Registrar.

External Engagement is led by the Chief of External Engagement (CEE), Professor David Langley, and includes partnerships, fundraising, stakeholder engagement, and continuing professional development (CPD).

Operations is led by the Chief Operating Officer (COO), Mr James Newby, and includes finance, strategic planning, estates and infrastructure, IT, marketing and recruitment, and governance.

How we make decisions

There are two decision-making bodies at NMITE - the Board of Trustees and Academic Council. The Board is NMITE’s supreme governing body, responsible for setting its strategic direction and policies, and for NMITE’s finances and assets. The Academic Council is the highest academic body, reporting to the Board of Trustees and responsible for NMITE’s academic policies and for regulating academic work and standards.

Minutes of meetings where key decisions are made about the strategic direction and operation of NMITE, excluding material that is properly considered to be private, is readily available to the public.

Minutes from Board of Trustees and the Academic Council

Board of Trustees 

Academic Council

Our key policies and procedures

This section contains information on NMITE operating policies and procedures organised by major operational category

Equality and Diversity

Arrangements for Lone Working

Equality, Diversity and Dignity in the Workplace Policy

Employee Bullying and Harassment Policy

Employee Mental Health Policy

Modern Slavery

Reasonable Adjustments Policy

Safeguarding Policy

Student Bullying and Harassment Policy

Student Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy

Student Mental Health and Wellbeing Policy

Financial Regulations

NMITE Anti-Corruption and Bribery Policy

NMITE Financial and Procurement Regulations


 Fundraising Complaints Policy

 Fundraising Vulnerable Supporters Policy 

GDPR & Privacy

NMITE Applicant Privacy Notice

NMITE Data Protection Policy

NMITE Donors and Supporters Privacy Notice

NMITE Employees and Volunteers Privacy Notice

NMITE Freedom of Information Policy

Privacy Notice for Students

NMITE Recruitment Privacy Notice

NMITE Website Privacy Notice


NMITE Anti-Corruption and Bribery Policy

NMITE Articles of Association

NMITE Conflict of Interest Policy

NMITE Governance Handbook 

NMITE Risk Management Policy 

Health and Safety

NMITE Health and Safety Policy 

NMITE Health and Safety Risk Management Policy 

Human Resources

NMITE Code of Ethics for Employees, Trustees and Volunteers

NMITE Code of Practice for Employees, Trustees and Volunteers

NMITE Employee and Volunteer Privacy Notice

NMITE Employee Bullying and Harassment Policy

NMITE Employee Disciplinary Policy

NMITE Freedom of Speech Policy

NMITE Grievance Resolution Policy and Procedure

NMITE Employee Handbook 

NMITE Employee Mental Health Policy

NMITE Modern Slavery Policy

NMITE Recruitment Privacy Notice

NMITE Reserve Forces Policy and Procedure

NMITE Shared Principles, Values and Behaviours

NMITE Stress in the Workplace Policy

NMITE Whistleblowing Policy


IT Acceptable Usage Policy

IT Disaster recovery Plan 

IT Electronic Mail Policy 

IT Information Security Policy

Records Management

Records Management Policy

Records Retention Schedule


Academic Misconduct Policy

Academic Freedom Policy

Admissions Policy

Admissions - Ex-Offenders Policy

Bring Your Own Devices (BYOD) Policy

Data Protection Policy

Extenuating Circumstances Policy

Leave of Absence Policy

MEng Assessment Handbook

MEng Assessment Policy

MEng Programme Handbook

MEng Programme Specification

NMITE Academic Regulations

OU Student Guide

Partner and Guest Speaker Handbook

Prevent Strategy

Privacy Notice for Enquirers and Applicants

Privacy Notice for Students

Safeguarding Policy

Smoking Policy

Student Academic Appeals Policy

Student Bullying and Harassment Policy

Student Complaints Resolution Policy

Student Contract - Terms and Conditions

Student Disciplinary Policy

Student Drug and Alcohol Policy 

Student Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy

Student Handbook

Student Handbook for Visits, Challenges and Projects with Partners

Student Mental Health and Wellbeing Policy

Student Social Media Guidelines

Tuition Fees for the MEng

Tuition Fees and Refund 

Student Protection Plan

NMITE Student Protection Plan

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