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One aim of these pages is to do the donkey work for the reader.

Here are a some but not the only key features of the website:

  1. Mission
  2. New and creative educational technology
  3. Higher education as a key catalyst
  4. Working in close collaboration
  5. Securing the Future of Higher Education in England
  6. Related questions
  7. High performing employees
  8. The supply chain to business
  9. Money matters
  10. (Sustainable Development Advocacy)
  11. The key benefits to Herefordshire
  12. Dealing with negative issues
  13. Herefordshire Tertiary Education Trust


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1   Mission

To equip students of all ages with the critical abilities to effectively challenge the status quo in a world dominated by science and technology, and characterised by global competition and the need for sustainable coexistence.


2   New and creative educational technology

Rapid development of new and creative educational technology which allows for any point delivery of world class course content coupled with new economics in the delivery of teaching source

"any point delivery" is important as several campuses  are envisaged. "As proposed, the university would specialise in online courses. A task group is already looking into likely campus locations in Hereford, Leominster, Ledbury and Ross-on-Wye."  source - last paragraph of Panel 1 here

3   Higher education as a key catalyst

The placement of higher education as a key catalyst in Herefordshire Council’s economic regeneration plans; underpinned by the transfer of strategic property assets. source

The Herefordshire Local Plan Core Strategy 2011 - 2031 is here

4   Working in close collaboration

The New University will be working in close collaboration with Herefordshire College of Arts, Hereford & Ludlow College, and the Royal National College for the Blind to ensure that Herefordshire is recognized as a national centre of excellence in education.  source

The Hereford & Ludlow College page on this website is here.

5   Securing the Future of Higher Education in England - Commission on the Future of Higher Education

... this Commission believes that our higher education system must continue to be shaped by five principles. We believe that higher education institutions must:

• be disinterested producers of knowledge

• nurture sceptical and informed citizens

• promote the public good

• expand opportunity for all, and

• further national economic renewal.

source p8    

6   Related questions

What is the purpose of higher education in the 21st century?

What mix of higher education institutions do we want to serve a diverse, expanding student population?

What role can higher education play in promoting sustainable economic growth and a rebalanced economy across England?

To what extent should the overall structure of the sector be determined by market forces or to what extent should government play a strategic role?

If investment in world-class research and teaching is to keep pace with the best in the world in an age of austerity, how can we pay for it?

If universities are public institutions, how should they be governed?

What should be the relationship between higher education and other forms of tertiary education?


7   High performing employees

According to the Government Office for Science, in 2050 businesses will look very different from today, and will be virtually unrecognisable from those of thirty years ago. Successful organisations will be capable of adapting their operational and intellectual infrastructures as their businesses, customers and markets evolve. In particular manufacturing will become faster, more customized and more responsive to changing global markets. Successful organisations will also need to employ people with a wider interdisciplinary social and science skills base, and develop highly qualified leaders and managers whose expertise combines both commercial and technical acumen.

8   The supply chain to business

Universities are an integral part of the supply chain to business—a supply chain that has the capability to support business growth and therefore economic prosperity.  

source p1   A Review of Business–University Collaboration via here 

9   Money matters

With seed financing of £3-4 million and an additional £10-13 million to open the university in 2017, the Board will be tasked over succeeding years with securing an additional £50-£75 million in financing; integrating resources from personal and corporate philanthropy, the social capital market, private investment, UK & EU Government funding, public sector asset transfers, and industry sponsorships. source

10   (Sustainable Development Advocacy)

Masters Degree in Sustainable Development Advocacy here.  It doesn't look as if it is included on the website. A missing key feature? 

The course is highly innovative; students learn through lectures, team projects and work placements in organisations such as the Environment Agency, Friends of the Earth and Unilever.  The experiential approach to learning means that students develop an in-depth knowledge of all areas of sustainable development and gain the skills that are attuned to the needs of employers to help them move toward more sustainable practice. source 

11  The key benefits to Herefordshire

But the time is now right – and the pieces are all coming together - for the County to change its future

The key benefits to Herefordshire are:

More graduate jobs created locally.

More business entrepreneurs established locally.

Over £77 million per year added to the local economy by 5,500 students and staff.

Opportunity to maximize potential of Enterprise Zone e.g., new science/engineering businesses – development of business incubators.

Potential for development of Science Parks, Technology Centres and Research establishments.

Existing Herefordshire businesses to benefit from university support – student placements, problem solving, new product development.

Presence of a university enhances inward investment offer.

Over 30 years the presence of a university will create add over 7,000 economically active residents to the county.

Value added from business and jobs grows much faster than growth from just housing.

Would give a boost to the tourism sector.

Would increase footfall in the city, thus supporting the new city developments.

Helps to increase educational attainment for the whole of Herefordshire through links between University, the colleges and the local schools.

12   Dealing with negative issues

Herefordshire can be characterised as one of the UK’s most under-invested, forgotten counties. With only 184,000 inhabitants, the population is sparsely spread across the county; and there is no dynamic ‘pull’ – nor even a motorway link – to the outside world. Herefordshire underperforms against many key metrics, whilst its demographic profile places a significantly higher than average pressure on systems of support.

more at source

The New University –  a  Vision for Next Generation Higher Education
Herefordshire    could    be    characterized    as    one    of    the    UK’s    forgotten    counties.       With    only    182,000  residents, it    regularly    features    at    the    bottom    of    UK    lists:   lowest    funded    schools;    lowest    national  financing; least   connected    digitally.  As    such,   the    county    hardly    seems    a    likely    setting    for    potentially   one    of    the    most   radical    provisions    in    next    generation    higher    education. 

source p1 here   via here

13   Herefordshire Tertiary Education Trust

Take your pick here.  A large doc here.  
. . .employers were . .  supportive of part-time workers and those seeking qualifications that were not to be core to their role and as such made a contribution towards the funding and study leave required. 
page 14

See No. 5 in my reply to the letter here.




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