NU TechNet

NU TechNet

By Technicians, for Technicians

What is NU TechNet?

Following the Employer Champion award, Bill Saint led an initiative to build a Technicians network. A network run by Technicians, for Technicians 'NU TechNet'.

NU TechNet has a number of functions and is a major part of identifying and driving some of the Technician Commitment initiatives. On the 19th May 2016, an event was held in the Baddiley Clark Building to launch a technicians’ network 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 9 8 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; NU TechNet was established across the university. NU TechNet events are held three times a year. The Oct 2017 event had our largest attendance so far with 117 technicians attending from each Faculty within Newcastle University.

The events are led by the NU TechNet Steering Group, as well as several active Working Groups
Equality, Diversity & Inclusion
Future Events
Teaching, Learning and Student Experience

All working groups populated by NU technical staff