UNIVERSITY students will start arriving in Hereford next weekend ahead of a 'welcome week' beginning on September 6.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic the New Model Institute for Technology and Engineering (NMITE) had to delay its opening a year until this September.

In December is was revealed that the university would be offering 50 places for future engineers as part of its first cohort.


NMITE’s long term ambition is to educate more than 5,000 engineering students in Hereford.

The successful applicants for the first cohort will have their academic fees and accommodation costs covered in full for their first year.

Some students will be based at the newly opened accommodation in Station Approach which has 178 single bedrooms.

A statement from NMITE said: "After years of dreaming, planning, building and finding the right academics, NMITE (New Model Institute for Technology and Engineering) is about to open its doors to a pioneer cohort and deliver its different model of engineering higher education developing work-ready, talented engineers.

"This group of change-makers who have chosen to study NMITE’s innovative Integrated Engineering Undergraduate Masters’ Degree (MEng), won’t be studying engineering, instead they will be learning how to become engineers as NMITE’s curriculum brings together the engineering disciplines and integrates the liberal arts and interpersonal skills needed by today’s employers to tackle the world’s problems."