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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.

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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.

Technician Commitment Launch Event – Wednesday 20 November 2019

Rosemary Cramp Lecture Theatre, Calman Learning Centre, Lower Mountjoy, Durham University

Exhibition and break – top floor, Calman Centre

Time

Activity

13:30 – 13:40

Professor Stefan Przyborski, Chair of the Technician Commitment Steering Group, Executive Dean (Science), Durham University - Welcome

13:40 – 13:50

Professor Colin Bain, Vice-Provost (Research), Durham University

13:50 – 14:10

Tracey Dickens, project officer for the Technician Commitment from The Gatsby Foundation

14:10 – 14:30

Dave Hunter, Co-founder and former Chair of Durham University Technical Managers Network and former Technical Manager in the Department of Chemistry

14:30 – 15:15

Coffee break and time for networking and visiting exhibitors stands

15:15 – 15:30

Richard Holliday, Royal Society of Chemistry

15:30 – 16:15

Presentation from Technical Staff – career stories (incl. Q&A)

Chair Deborah Rowe

  • Stephen Lishman, Department of Physics
  • Simone Tarsitani, Department of Music
  • Kerry Strong, Department of Chemistry
  • Steven Robertson, Department of Archeology

16:15 – 16:35

David Carty and Bryan Denton, Department of Chemistry, highlighting a case study of academics working with technicians to produce world leading impact

16:35 – 16:55

Deborah Rowe, Technical Operations Manager in the Department of Engineering and Chair of Durham University Technical Managers Network –

Technician Commitment at Durham and update on the Action Plan

16:55

Professor Stefan Przyborski.

Wrap up

17:00

Close

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: 47

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.