Secretary of State for Education visits Greater Birmingham and Solihull Institute of Technology Hub

The Secretary of State for Education visited the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Institute of Technology Hub as well as lead GBSIoT partners Solihull College and University centre and Aston University. The Secretary of State discussed the opportunities for education institutions to work together to combat skills gaps in the sector The Rt Hon Gillian Keegan […]

Aston University and GBSIoT showcases region’s contribution to future of engineering to chair of Science and Technology Select Committee

Aston University hosted visit by The Rt Hon Greg Clark MP He visited Aston University’s refurbished engineering facilities  Tour included soon-to-be-opened Greater Birmingham and Solihull Institute of Technology Hub. Aston University demonstrated how it is using technology to teach the engineers and scientists of the future during aa visit by The Rt Hon Greg Clark […]

Future of autonomous vehicles arrives in Birmingham

Aston University teams up with Aurrigo to unveil its own autonomous vehicle Named the ‘Auto-Pod’ it will be used for research and teaching purposes within the Aston Institute for Urban Technologies and the Environment (ASTUTE) The launch of ‘Auto-Pod’ coincides with Birmingham Tech Week 11 to 15 October. A state-of-the-art autonomous vehicle, called the Auto-Pod, […]

Thousands more adults set to benefit from new technical skills

Thousands of working adults will be offered free courses to rapidly upskill in STEM sectors including engineering, digital and construction – building on the Prime Minister’s pledge to get more people into higher wage, higher skilled jobs Sixty-five courses to be available from later this month at 10 Institutes of Technology, supporting up to 4,000 […]

Institutes of Technology celebrate first wave of launch

On Thursday 8th July a nationwide celebration will take place marking the launch of the initial wave of 12 Institutes of Technology.  Institutes of Technology (IoTs) are collaborations between further education (FE) providers, universities and employers. They specialise in delivering higher technical education (at Levels 4 and 5 – equivalent to the first and second year of a degree) with a […]