photograph Launch of NU TechNet at Newcastle University

On the 19th May 2016 an event to launch a technicians’ network was held in the Baddiley Clark Building organised by Bill Saint, Technical Manager from the Institute for Cell & Molecular Biosciences. 

On the day the following three guest speakers presented to an audience of over 100 technicians:

  • Dr John Hogan, Newcastle University Registrar - 'Technical staff - some comparisons across research universities'.
  • Natalie Kennerley, University of Sheffield - ‘How TechNet has been successfully implemented at the University of Sheffield and its place within the nationally HEFCE funded Technical Development and Modernisation programme’.
  • PVC Professor Chris Day - ‘How I have viewed the importance of the technician - from PhD to PVC’. 

Following the success of this event there are now plans to host a series of events to establish NU TechNet across this university and ultimately reach into other HEIs which have already established similar networks.

Published on: 1st June 2016

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