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Durham University

Technician Commitment

Technician Commitment

Durham University is proud to be a signatory of the Technician Commitment.

The Technician Commitment is a sector-wide, collaborative initiative led by the Science Council and supported by the Gatsby Charitable Foundation’s Technicians Make It Happen campaign.

The Commitment aims to ensure visibility, recognition, career development, and sustainability for technical staff working in higher education and research, across all disciplines.

In line with this, we aim to enhance skills and career development for technical staff, recognising their integral and invaluable role in the continued successful delivery of high-quality teaching and research on the global stage.

Supporting our technicians
Supporting our technicians
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Our technical staff are crucial to our ongoing success. Find out how we’re supporting our technicians, including through our participation in the Technician Commitment.



One day national conference

Newcastle University has announced a one day national conference bringing together Technicians from HE, Industry and beyond to explore how we can work together. It will take place at Newcastle University on the 24th June 2020. Keynotes by Prof Derek Mann on Technical Careers and Rebecca Stephens who was the first British woman to climb Everest and the 7 peaks. Additionally there will be strong parallel session covering a diverse range for technical related topics.

Its free to attend and a registration link is due early March.

(24 Feb 2020)

Together, with a combined service of over 150 years, we regretfully this year say good bye to 4 key members of Durham University Technical staff. 

(3 Dec 2019) » More about 2019 is coming to an end

Engineering Technician, Ian Garrett a life saver

So we’re very pleased to congratulate Ian Garrett, an electrical technician in our Engineering Department, on receiving an ‘above and beyond’ award from the North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) Trust.

(21 Aug 2019) » More about Engineering Technician, Ian Garrett a life saver

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