T-Level Students Collaborate on Innovative Engineering Project at GBSIoT

Last month, a group of T-Level students from South and City College Birmingham (SCCB) and University College Birmingham (UCB) embarked on an exciting educational experience at the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Institute of Technology (GBSIoT). They were presented with a real-world scenario: acting as subcontractors for ACL, tasked with designing and prototyping a control system, […]

GBSIoT CONNECT Event: A Celebration of Innovation and Collaboration

On the 22nd of May, GBSIoT hosted the inaugural GBSIoT CONNECT event, marking a significant milestone in showcasing the achievements of students and staff within the Greater Birmingham & Solihull Institute of Technology (GBSIoT) consortium. The first event of its kind at the GBSIoT Hub, this event epitomised the spirit of collaboration and innovation among […]

Inspiring Visit to University College Birmingham’s T-Level Engineers on Placement with ReCognition Circular CIC

This April, we had an inspiring experience visiting the talented T-Level engineering students from University College Birmingham, who were on placement with ReCognition Circular CIC at the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Institute of Technology. These dedicated students were not only enhancing their technical and electronic repair skills but were also contributing significantly to the development […]

GBSIoT Secures Victory in Higher Technical Education Skills Fund 2 Bid in partnership with Solihull College & University Centre, University College Birmingham, and BMet.

The Greater Birmingham and Solihull Institute of Technology (GBSIoT) is thrilled to announce its success in winning Higher Technical Education Skills Funding from the Department for Education (DFE). The awarded funding, totalling an impressive £832,000, will be shared among three educational institutions within the GBSIoT network: Solihull College & University Centre, University College Birmingham, and […]

Innovate UK awards £1.2m to University led West Midlands partnership to grow the region’s battery manufacturing and innovation workforce

GBSIoT Institution University College Birmingham will lead the way in a regional partnership delivering an innovative new project aimed at re-skilling, upskilling and growing new skills in battery manufacturing and innovation. Following a successful bid for over £1.2m in funding from the Innovate UK Faraday Battery Challenge, the Digital Enhanced Battery Ubiquitous Training-West Midlands (DEBUT-WM) […]

UCB Level 3 Engineering students visit GBSIoT Hub

In today’s world, technology is advancing at an unprecedented pace. To keep up with this rapidly changing landscape, educational institutions must keep updating their curriculums and provide students with practical, hands-on experience. That is precisely what the Level 3 students from University College Birmingham did when they visited the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Institute of […]

Leading technical educators champion the STEM talent pipeline

University College Birmingham worked in collaboration with the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Institute of Technology (GBSIoT), and their partner the University of Warwick as well as the WMG Skills Centre, and the Education and Training Foundation, to hold a successful leadership conference on strengthening technical skills in STEM. Hosted by GBSIoT Board member and University […]

Greater Birmingham and Solihull Institute of Technology Hub Opened by Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands

Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands officially opened the GBSIoT Hub, joined by GBSIoT Board members, key employers, and stakeholders from the region. GBSIoT is a unique collaboration between further education colleges, universities, and employers to offer technical education and training at higher skills levels in key STEM sectors. The mayor was shown a […]

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 […]