With the support of CSED, Liz Rix and Judith Mayne, SCI, have established the UEA Technicians' Forum. The aim of the network is to unite technicians at UEA, bringing together the diverse technical roles that are spread far and wide across the campus. There are regular events with topics based around areas of interest to UEA technicians and what they feel is important. These can be d be informative such as; professional registration, CPD, skills sharing, mentoring and coaching etc, or purely social events. It is the intention to link to other technician networks, to enable UEA technical staff to benefit from activities around the country.
Technicians' Forum Christmas Event
Date/Time: 12.30pm on Wednesday 20 December 2017
Venue: Council Chamber, Council House
All technicians at UEA are be invited. More details will be given here soon but make a note of the date and time. An email will be sent to all technicians at UEA.
Festive refreshments will be provided.
Recent Events and Photos
Technicians' Forum Committee
We have now formed a committee to guide the Forum and make it into something that will be relevant and helpful to all technicians at UEA.
More information here soon, but for the moment take a look at a Briefing Paper Paper which will explain the idea of the Technician Commitment. A Technician Commitment Project Board has been set up to explore whether UEA should sign up to the Commitment - they will produce a report and recommendations later in 2017. Please send any thoughts/suggestions to Steve Oldfield, firstname.lastname@example.org
After two editions, HEaTED Magazine is now in an online format here.
National Centre for Professional Technicians
Higher Education Technicians Summit 2017 (HETS 2017)
The University of Warwick will host the UK’s Higher Education Technicians Summit 2017 (HETS 2017) on 31 May 2017, in partnership with Midlands Innovation and the Science Council. HETS 2017 promotes a professional identity for technical staff in higher education and beyond. Registration for the event is free and includes lunch. Due to limited spaces, early registration is highly recommended.
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UEA Technicians' Forum features in Institute of Science and Technology (IST) Newsletter!
As part of this initiative, CSED has funded membership of HEaTED (Higher Education and Technicians Educational Development) for UEA. Technicians at UEA can now make use of this valuable source of training and development opportunities. Click for more
TechNet Forum (Sheffield)
Links are also being forged with TechNet, the technicians' network at the University of Sheffield established in 2014. Click for more