A meeting of the Technicians' Forum took place on Friday 22 September 2017 in the Enterprise Centre at UEA.
Liz Rix (Chair of Technicians' Forum Committee) explained the Technician Commitment initiative. A Project Team is examining this and will report to Pro-Vice-Chancellor Fiona Lettice later in 2017 so that she can make a recommendation to the Executive Team. It is likely the Board will recommend that UEA should sign-up to the Commitment which will raise the prominence of technicians in the University and should lead to greater recognition and hopefully new opportunities.
Participants then worked in small groups to record ideas and thoughts about the initiative's five key areas (Visibility, Recognition, Career Development, Sustainability and Evaluating Impact). Their notes have been typed up and submitted to the Board who want to know what technicians think.