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Technician Commitment

The University became a signatory to the Technician Commitment in 2018, pledging action to address the key challenges affecting its technical workforce.


Technician tending plants in greenhouse
Technicians play an essential role supporting teaching and research across the University

The Technician Commitment is a university and research institution initiative supported by the Science Council and the Technicians Make It Happen campaign.

The commitment includes four key areas.


Ensure that all technicians within the organisation are identifiable and that the contribution of technicians is visible within and beyond the institution.


Support technicians to gain recognition through professional registration and external awards schemes.

Career Development

Enable career progression opportunities for technicians through the provision of clear, documented career pathways.


Ensure the future sustainability of technical skills across the organisation and that technical expertise is fully utilised.

Our Technician Commitment Action Plan

The fifth theme, Evaluating Impact, requires institutions to regularly assess the impact of actions taken in support of the Commitment to ensure their effectiveness.

Our Technician Commitment Steering Group comprises representatives from across the University and is responsible for overseeing the implementation of our Technician Commitment action plan.

On 6 December 2019 we submitted our self assessment and two year action plan. This outlines how we plan to address the four key areas of the Commitment.


If you have any questions, please contact us.

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