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Technician Commitment


Since becoming signatories of the Technician Commitment, we are proud of the achievements we have made. These have been driven by the determination of our technical community and have been supported and actioned by many different staff and agencies across the University.

  • Technician Champions in all faculties, and permission to appoint more
  • Technical representatives on the Research Culture Steering Group
  • Funding for technicians to attend national conferences and meetings (Higher Education Technicians Summit (HETS), Technicians in Partnership, NTDC Partner Forum, Technician Commitment Signatory events)
  • Creating the Yorkshire Technician Exchange Partnership with colleagues from York and expanding across the wider region
  • Promoting opportunities and awards to technicians
  • Supporting technicians with applying for Professional Registration and HEA Fellowships
  • Raising visibility through campaigns such as Further Together
  • Opportunity to meaningfully engage with members of the University Executive Group
  • Networking opportunities, including in person and virtual Tech Exchange
  • Membership of HEaTED and NTDC
  • Formed a Technician Commitment Working Group – the interface with the technical community
  • Formed a Technician Commitment Steering Group, reporting directly to the UEG
  • Created two new part time roles – Technician Lead for the Technician Commitment and a Project Support Officer to support Technician Commitment activities
  • Tech Exchange – in-person and virtual opportunities to meet and share ideas

Please view our Technician Commitment Action Plans below, and the accompanying Review letters from the Technicians Commitment Steering Board. If you need the content in these documents in an alternative format, please contact