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. NMITE is self-governing and legally independent but regulated as a public body. NMITE was registered as an English higher education provider with the Office for Students on 26 August 2020 and is subject to its Regulatory Framework. NMITE recruited its first students in September 2021, and for its first two years worked with the Open University as its validating partner. NMITE has been granted New Degree Awarding Powers by the Office for Students, commencing on 1st September 2023, which enables it to award its own degrees.

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

Academic Regulations

Assessment Policy

Foundation Year Regulations

General Regulations for First Degrees

MEng and BEng (Hons) Integrated Engineering Programme Regulations

Equality and Diversity

Arrangements for Lone Working

Equality, Diversity and Dignity in the Workplace Policy

Employee Bullying and Harassment Policy

Employee Mental Health Policy

Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy

Modern Slavery

Reasonable Adjustments Policy

Safeguarding Policy

Student Anti-bullying and Harassment Policy

Student Disability and Reasonable Adjustment 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 Data Retention Policy

Fundraising Vulnerable Supporters Policy

GDPR & Privacy

NMITE Privacy Notice for Enquirers and Applicants

NMITE Data Protection Policy

NMITE Donors and Supporters Privacy Notice

NMITE Staff 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 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 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

Access and Participation Plan

Admissions Policy

Bring Your Own Devices (BYOD) Policy

Data Protection Policy

Extenuating Circumstances Policy

Leave of Absence Policy

MEng & BEng Integrated Engineering Assessment Handbook

MEng & BEng Assessment Policy

MEng & BEng Integrated Engineering Programme Handbook

MEng Integrated Engineering Programme Specification

BEng Integrated Engineering Programme Specification

Prevent Strategy

Privacy Notice for Enquirers and Applicants

Privacy Notice for Students

Safeguarding Policy

Smoking Policy

Student Academic Appeals Policy

Student Anti-bullying and Harassment Policy

Student Complaints Resolution Policy

Student Contract - Terms and Conditions

Student Disability and Reasonable Adjustments Policy

Student Disciplinary Policy

Student Drug and Alcohol Policy 

Student Engagement Strategy 2023-2026

Student Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy

Student Handbook

Student Mental Health and Wellbeing Policy

Student Sexual Misconduct Policy

Student Social Media Guidelines

Tuition Fees and Refund 

Student Protection Plan

NMITE Student Protection Plan