Development Activities for Technical Staff

HEaTED (Higher Education & Technicians Education & Development) - An Overview

Here at Newcastle University we have subscribed to HEaTED - a programme focused on changing the way the HE and FE sector supports and develops its 30,000 technical staff.

What is HEaTED?

HEaTED is a membership organisation dedicated to supporting Professional Development of Technical staff from all disciplines and specialisms in Higher Education, Further Education and related fields.

What does HEaTED do for technical staff?

  • Identify, source and develop specialist training courses for technical staff from all disciplines.
  • Provide Newcastle University staff with discounted rates on specialist and soft skills professional development and training opportunities.
  • Manage Regional Networks to enable colleagues from neighbouring institutions to meet and discuss hot topics, share best practice, promote development opportunities and more.
  • Provide an online community where members can expand on discussion from Regional Network Events, raise hot topics, and share discussion and best practice with colleagues from other institutions.
  • Support technical staff on their journey to Professional Registration.
  • Use the Regional Network Events and online communities to serve as a 'representative voice' for the UK Technical Community in HE, FE and related fields.
  • Support technical staff in becoming training providers with HEaTED, an important revenue generating opportunity for your institution.

How you can reap the benefits of Newcastle University's HEaTED Membership

To start getting benefits from this institution's HEaTED membership there are several things you can do:

  • Register yourself via the HEaTED website - go to, click 'Register Now', fill in the short online form. You will be sent information about courses and events happening in the region.
  • Join the North East HEaTED Regional Network - the Regional HEaTED Network Co-ordinators for the North East are or Joining this network will ensure you are informed of regional network meetings due to take place (normally 3 per year).
  • Sign up to the North East online community - HEaTED members from across the North East can share best practice, access HEaTED regional network event reports, take part in discussions and share resources.