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Professor Gary Wood will be joining NMITE

Professor Gary Wood

Professor Gary Wood (@GC_Wood) is joining @nmite_ac  to support its regional employability, entrepreneurship and skills mission    

Professor Gary Wood will be joining NMITE on 19 July 2021 as Academic Director, ahead of the institution’s first cohort intake in September 2021. He will lead delivery across NMITE’s MEng Integrated Engineering and future academic programmes and will play a crucial role in NMITE’s expanding educational operations.   

Drawing on his previous experience, Professor Wood will contribute to the ‘Herefordshire Skills for the Future’ (ESF) project for the benefit of the county. NMITE explains Wood’s appointment will make a significant contribution to its impact agenda, catalysing its regional mission in employability, entrepreneurship and skills.   

Wood is a highly experienced university teacher with particular accomplishments in employability and entrepreneurship and was most recently Head of Sheffield Engineering Leadership Academy at the University of Sheffield. As well as prestigious UK recognition as a National Teaching Fellow, he has developed University teaching teams and shaped employability policy overseas.  

Commenting on his imminent arrival, Professor Beverley Gibbs, Chief Academic Officer said, “I am delighted to welcome Professor Wood to the team. He will play an influential role in providing an outstanding experience for NMITE’s incoming and future students as well as mentoring our academic team.”     

Professor Wood added, “I’m excited to join NMITE to help shape challenge-led, industry-linked engineering education, equipping the next generation of engineers with the skills to succeed in a rapidly changing world.   I have strong interests in connecting learning to application and helping students to discover and realise their potential to make a positive difference.  NMITE as an institution has this approach at its core.”   

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