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 www.nmite.ac.uk. 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 Governance@nmite.ac.uk. 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.
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
Our key policies and procedures
This section contains information on NMITE operating policies and procedures organised by major operational category
Equality and Diversity
|GDPR & Privacy
Health and Safety
Student Protection Plan