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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.


Durham University Technician Commitment Launch Event
Durham University Technician Commitment Launch Event
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Wednesday 20 November saw the launch of the Technician Commitment at Durham University. To celebrate this, technical staff from all over Durham University came together to network and showcase their skills. All of the videos and photographs pictured on our Technician Commitment website, are thanks to Durham University’s talented Multimedia technicians: Steven Berry, Victoria Greener, Greg Robson from Physics Department and Michele Allan from, Geography Department.

News

Events

Team Chemistry! Delivering our face-to-face teaching

It has been a challenging year. Careful planning was required for the delivery of our teaching and we committed to providing our students, at all year group levels, with some form of practical work at the start of this academic year.

(22 Mar 2021) » More about Team Chemistry! Delivering our face-to-face teaching


News Letter 2021

This newsletter includes details of the next Technician Commitment Signatory Event, information on a new national survey for the technical community, news about UKRI's new Technician Commitment Action Plan and support from the Royal Society, an update on the UK Higher Education Technicians Summit 2021 and the Papin Prizes, details of a new report to advance equality, diversity & inclusion in the technical community and news from the Science Council on their new programme of virtual professional registration workshops. 

(28 Feb 2021) » More about Technician Commitment - Working in Partnership


Physics Technicians Helping to Adjust to Covid-safe Working.

One of the key things the academic staff needed to discuss early in the lockdown was how to modify experiments so that they could be performed in a Covid-safe way while still providing a challenging experience for the student. The astronomy section is a good source of such projects since the telescopes can be used remotely from a number of covid-safe classrooms, the only requirement being a computer with a network link to the Astrolab network.

(23 Jan 2021) » More about One of the key things the academic staff needed to discuss early in the lockdown was how to modify experiments so that they could be performed in a Covid-safe way while still providing a challenging experience for the student. The astronomy section is a



Wednesday 15 September 2021

IST Conference 2021

10:00am to 4:00pm

IST Annual One-day Technical Conference 2021
Spring Lane Building, University of York


Tuesday 2 February 2021

One day event

Virtual

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 Virtually on Tuesday 2nd February 2021

Contact mel.lietch@ncl.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Tuesday 19 January 2021

HEaTED Show Case

Virtual Joint DUTMN+Tecnician Commitment, Liam Barr

On 19th Of January 2021 the first Joint DU Technical Managers Network and Technician Commitemt Steering Group meeting was held. The meeting was virual and the invited guest speaker was Mr liam Barr from HEATeD to discuss the benifits of membership.

The slides from Liam's showcase can be viewed here

Contact www.heated.org.uk for more information about this event.


Wednesday 24 June 2020

One day national conference

Prof Derek Mann - Dean of Research, Newcastle University

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 Book your place

Contact Mel.leitch@ncl.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Wednesday 20 November 2019

Technician Commitment Launch Event

Durham University is proud to have signed the Technician Commitment, a sector-wide initiative to ensure visibility, recognition, career development and sustainability for technical staff. The launch event was a celebration of the work of technical research and teaching support staff, bringing together the technical community across the University. The event was an undeniable success with Technical from all around the University joining in to celebrate what it means to be a Technician here at Durham University.

Contact technician.commitment@durham.ac.uk for more information about this event.


Technician Commitment

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.

Durham University Technician Commitment Launch Event

Views: 37

Wednesday 20 November saw the launch of the Technician Commitment at Durham University. To celebrate this, technical staff from all over Durham University came together to network and showcase their skills. All of the videos and photographs pictured on our Technician Commitment website, are thanks to Durham University’s talented Multimedia technicians: Steven Berry, Victoria Greener, Greg Robson from Physics Department and Michele Allan from, Geography Department.