Technician Commitment

Technician Commitment

There are technicians in all walks of life doing a variety of interesting and important work.

Technicians build the aircraft engines that fly people around the world. Technicians undertake lab research to help find a cure for cancer. Technicians design the lighting for the world's biggest entertainment events. ​

Driving forward the further development and recognition of technical support staff.  

What is the Technician Commitment?

Launched by the Science Council in May 2017, the Technician Commitment is a university and research institution initiative.  Led by a steering group of sector bodies, with support from the Science Council and the Gatsby Charitable Foundation’s 'Technicians Make It Happen' campaign.  As of September 2017 61 institutes of higher education​ have joined the Technician commitment (TC).
Newcastle University is a founder signatory and joined in March 2017 with the approval of Prof. Chris Day (VC).
Prof. David Burn ​(PVC FMS) is the Chair of the TC Steering group. Members include Technicians, HR, Director of Operations, Equality officer and Academics.​​

The Commitment encompasses th​e following key areas:

  • Visibility
  • Recognition
  • Career development
  • Sustainability
  • Evaluating Impact​
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Information for Staff including Professional Registration

Who to contact

Mel Leitch, Institute Superintendant Tel: 0191 2087583

Linda Robinson, Organisational Development Lead Tel: 0191 2082277