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Technician Development


As part of the University’s commitment to technician development, in 2017 it became a signatory of the Technician Commitment. This is a sector-wide initiative, sponsored by the Gatsby Foundation and the Science Council, to help address key challenges facing technical staff working in research.

The Commitment includes 4 key areas:

  • Visibility:  Ensure that all technicians within the organisation are identifiable and that the contribution of technicians is visible within and beyond the institution
  • Recognition: Support technicians to gain recognition through professional registration
  • Career development: Enable career progression opportunities for technicians through the provision of clear, documented career pathways
  • Sustainability: Ensure the future sustainability of technical skills across the organisation and that technical expertise is fully utilised

More information about the Technician Commitment can be found at Science Council - Technician Commitment