Join us in celebrating our technical staff
Join us on Thursday 12 October 2017 in celebrating our professional and talented technical staff at a TechNet networking event here at the University.
This special celebratory event, 12-2.00pm in Firth Hall, will feature the award presentation of the Employer Champion Award to our President and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Keith Burnett FRS, on behalf of our University.
The award will be presented by Belinda Phipps, CEO of the Science Council, to demonstrate our commitment and support to our technical workforce.
The event follows a number of projects and initiatives concerning the professional technical community, including our role as a founding signatory of the Technician Commitment initiative, which aims to help address key challenges facing technical staff working in research.
It also follows the 2016 launch of our National Centre for Technical Development and Modernisation - the UK’s first national centre for university technicians, as well as our involvement in the technicians make it happen campaign, which aims to raise awareness of the role of technicians and technical careers.
The TechNet event will see an awards presentation for our recently professionally registered technicians and technical apprentices. It will also showcase some of the work done by our talented technical staff.
Lunch will also be provided.