Search unveiled for real life ‘Sim City’ participants

NMiTE, the future engineering university being created in Hereford, is seeking 75 young adults for a gap year with a difference

A search for up to 75 ambitious young adults has been launched by NMiTE, the future engineering university being created in Hereford, to spend their gap year creating an innovative student experience.

It is open to anyone aged 18 or over who is currently planning a gap year before university, or after graduating (not necessarily in engineering). They will help co-create everything from the facilities to the student experience of the first new university in Britain for over 40 years. 

Professor Helen Rogers, the Design Cohort lead at NMiTE, said: “NMiTE is effectively offering 75 young adults the unique opportunity to play Sim City in real life, with university facilities being designed and built around them, based on their ideas, research and input.  We are looking for the brightest, most talented, opinionated, diverse individuals to help us create the richest and most rewarding learning experience in Britain.”


Benefits for Design Cohort students include a stipend around the equivalent of £14,000 per annum, to cover time, living expenses and other costs. 

Professor Helen Rogers added: “NMiTE was born out of a meeting five years ago where local youngsters strongly argued the need for a university to be created in the Hereford.  This is about to become a reality and we want to continue being led by the needs of students and employers.”

 Young people wanting to help create a new university should apply here:  (closing date 4 July 2018)


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