Championing technicians: A 10-part blog series from our partners

Midlands Innovation partners pledged to implement the employer recommendations within the TALENT Commission. Read more about the Midlands Innovation joint statement.

As part of that commitment, the partners collaborated on a HEPI blog series on championing the role of technicians. Read the series here:

Helen Turner, Midlands Innovation, ‘Championing the Role of Technicians’, 21 September 2022.

Jiteen Ahmed, Aston University, ‘Just a technician?’ Not any more! Why it’s a great time to be a technician in higher education and research’, 28 September 2022.

Professor Sam Kingman, University of Nottingham, Empowering technicians – our journey, 5 October 2022.

Julie Turner and Richard Taylor, Loughborough University, Engineering technical roles for the future,12 October 2022.

Jane Hubble, Cranfield University, How universities can step up to support the technical workforce, 19 October 2022.

Professor Trevor McMillian OBE, VC Keele University  ‘Delivering the Future: How universities can leverage technical expertise to fuel innovation’, HEPI blog, 26 October 2022

Dr Kostas Kollydas and Professor Anne Green, City-REDI and The West Midlands Regional Economic Development Institute Key Facts and Figures about the Graduate Technical workforce, HEPI blog, 2 November 2022

Dr Sarah Bennett, University of Warwick, Exploring Research Culture – A Technician’s Perspective, HEPI blog, 9 November 2022

Gemma Black, University of Leciester, How to build resilience in research and teaching, HEPI blog, 16 November 2022

Kelly Vere, MBE, University of Nottingham, Looking to the future of our technical commnity HEPI blog, 23 November 2022




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