#TechniciansMakeItHappen at The University of Nottingham

Guest post from Kelly Vere, Technical Skills and Development Manager at The University of Nottingham. The University of Nottingham is proud to be an official supporter of “Technicians Make It Happen”– a multi-channel campaign led by the Gatsby Charitable Foundation that is raising awareness of technician roles. Here at The University of Nottingham there are over …

Celebrating the work of technicians at the 2015 Higher Education Technicians’ Summit

On Tuesday 30 June, The University of Nottingham hosted the inaugural Higher Education Technicians’ Summit. @UoNResearch tweeted live from the summit, and we’ve collected highlights from the day in our Storify below. This included the award ceremony for the Papin Prizes, and keynote speeches from: Dr Helen Sharman OBE – first Briton in space, now …

Technician – and proud!

The blog post below first appeared on the Guardian’s Higher Education Network last week. Written by Kelly Vere, a senior technician at the University, it outlined the technician’s lot and painted a picture of an invisible layer of University and research sector employees of whom little is heard. But it’s very clear that, without them, …