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Durham University

Technician Commitment


A message to our Technicians

Dear Members of the Technical Staff. The past year has been like no other and the corona virus infection has radically impacted on our lives and working patterns in many ways. Throughout the pandemic our Technical staff have been working tirelessly at the forefront, for example: working to prepare for lockdown; maintaining essential technical operations during lockdown; developing innovative new ways of working to enable research and education to continue; working with Health & Safety and facilities staff to prepare the safe re-opening and operation of buildings; and supporting the delivery of research and teaching as we re-open our departments in a Covid world. It is important to recognise and value the work and contribution delivered by Technicians, and their essential role in partnership with our Academic and Professional Services staff. Please find attached some of the many examples of where our Technicians have made important contributions to the operation of our departments and the delivery of research and education. As Chair of the Technician Commitment, I write to thank all our Technical staff for your tremendous efforts, significant contribution, and continued work in supporting Durham University.

Thank you

Professor Stefan Przyborski
Chair Technician Commitment Steering Group

News Letter 2021

(28 February 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. 

Read the full newsletter here. letter/TechnicianCommitmentNewsletterFeb21.docx