Design Cohort – In The Making 2018-07-05T00:03:54+00:00

Heading for university? Or just graduating? We want you to help us create the student experience for what will be Britain’s first new university in 40 years.

We’re calling this project the Design Cohort. Because you’ll be one of around 25 people designing no less than a new form of higher education.

From campus layout to curriculum design. From trialling new models of learning to new ways of student living.

It’s a unique mission. And we’re looking for unique people to take it on.


Register now and we’ll contact you with further info!


Write your future. Design ours.

You’ll be one of around 25 enterprising individuals from across the UK who’ll come to Hereford and help to design, build and test key components of the NMiTE experience.

You’ll join us for one or more stints of 14-16 weeks, starting September 2018, January and May 2019. Sign up for some or all of the stints. The choice is yours.


If so you’ll need to be collaborative, creative (in any way) and proactive because we’re after your best input on a whole range of projects.

Show us some evidence of your grit, curiosity and passion when you apply.

What’ll you be doing?

A typical week will include working as a whole group, as well as in teams of five (NMiTE’s future learning approach). Topics will range from ideas on student life (health, sports, culture, community) to input on the delivery of the curriculum; how students will be assessed; student accommodation; academic buildings and equipment; community relations;  marketing and more.

If this sounds as if it will develop all sorts of personal and professional skills, you’re right: it will.

What’s in it for us? And what’s in it for you?

The Design Cohort is a unique opportunity for us and for you.

For us, to involve the brightest and most diverse talent to examine, create, test-drive and validate ideas for a university for and of the future.

And for you? We think it’s going to be fascinating, incredibly enriching and certainly CV-boosting. In the Design Cohort we think you’ll rapidly uncover new skills and talents and put them to use in exciting ways.


You’ll gain skills and knowledge in:

agile thinking

concept development



project management


people dynamics




Plus you’ll make new friends, contacts, and connections with academics, practitioners and employers from a wide range of professions and industries – all in a beautiful location.

And you’ll make history! After all, this has never been done before in the UK.

Here’s what we give you.

In return for this you’ll get:

  • A financial contribution – see FAQs for details
  • Shortlisted for a select number of Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water scholarships
  • Advice on how to go about finding accommodation and other services
  • Founder Member status of NMiTE, for life
  • Certificate of participation
  • References
  • Mentored ‘real world’ experience in key employment skills

…And an immersive experience like no other!


What do you do now?

Hit the Sign-Me-Up button below to apply

…but if you’ve still got questions, our FAQs will have the answers. If not, please email us or tweet @NMiTE_DC.

Join us…

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Some Ts & Cs

Full Ts & Cs will be provided to you upon receipt of your expression of interest in the Design Cohort.
To join the Design Cohort, you’ll need to be at least 18 as of 1st September 2018 and a UK/EU national (or have existing immigration permissions which permit work in the UK). In addition, you need to be prepared to be photographed and filmed, interviewed by NMiTE and the local papers (possibly some nationals too), and you need to be prepared to join us on social media. If you have any queries specifically (and only) about your eligibility for this exciting opportunity, please contact our Academic Registry.

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