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Nominations open for the 3rd national Papin Prizes to recognise technical excellence in higher education and research

Applications have opened for an awards programme which recognises the skills, talent and experience of technicians in higher education and research, across the UK and Ireland.

The Papin Prizes were first awarded at the inaugural Higher Education Technicians Summit in 2015 at the University of Nottingham. The third round of awards will be made at the 2019 Higher Education Technicians Summit (HETS 2019), which is taking place at the University of Birmingham on 25th June 2019.

The largest event of its kind in the country, HETS is dedicated to promoting a professional identity for technical staff working in UK and Ireland higher education and research.

Nominations are invited from universities and research institutes for technicians across all disciplines with awards being issued across a range of categories, which include:

  • Newcomer
  • Teaching
  • Research
  • Core Research Facility
  • Infrastructure
  • Outreach/Community
  • Lifetime Achievement
  • Technical Team

The national Higher Education Technicians Summit aims to share best practice amongst higher education technical staff in UK, Ireland and beyond.

It is sponsored by Midlands Innovation, a partnership of eight universities - Aston, Birmingham, Cranfield, Keele, Leicester, Loughborough, Nottingham & Warwick, in partnership with the Science Council.