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Durham University

Technician Commitment

Action Plan


The Commitment was launched in 2017 and identifies four target areas on which universities and research institutions are working to safeguard vital technical skills. It seeks to ensure greater visibility, recognition, career development and sustainability of technical skills for technicians across all disciplines. It also asks organisations to regularly assess the impact of actions taken to ensure their effectiveness.


Our action plan, therefore, commits to supporting its technical staff in the following areas: