HEaTED South East/South West joint network meeting HE001 / H05

Start date
15 Jul 19
1 Day
University of Southampton, Boldrewood Innovation Campus, Burgess Road, Southampton S016 7QF View on Google Map


The HEaTED London and South East Network provides a forum for discussion and communication between technical managers, technical staff, and staff development/HR colleagues from across the South East. The network promotes training events, the sharing of knowledge, skills and best practice amongst technical staff and increased awareness of the opportunities and facilities provided by HEaTED and all member institutions.


10:30 -11:00 Arrival, registration, tea and coffee - Attendees sign up to their breakout session choice.

11:00 -11:15 Welcome – Stephen Franey, HEaTED Regional Network Lead, South East and Steve Gaze, HEaTED Regional Network Lead, South West, University of Bristol

11:15 -11:45 Keynote Speaker – Prof James Wilkinson, “The Technician’s Commitment” and Q&A

11:45 -12:30 Breakout Sessions (45 minutes, please select 1 session)

  • 1. Personal leadership – Leadership and Management Development team, University of Southampton
  • 2. Time management – Leadership and Management Development team, University of Southampton
  • 3. Professional registration work shop - Stephen Franey CSci

12:30 -13:00 Post it session - Sharing best practice on the Technician’s Commitment; visibility, career progression, recognition and sustainability.

13:00 -14.00 Lunch and networking - Prof Mark Spearing, VC interim and Prof Bashir Al-Hashimi, Dean of Faculty Engineering and Physical Science, University of Southampton in attendance.

14:00 -15:30 Tours of the Boldrewood Campus

  • 1. National Infrastructure Laboratory - Heavy Structures Lab, a double-height lab for the testing of large scale structures and components. Testing and Structural Research lab, for testing structures, components and materials at a range of scales and under a range of environmental conditions and temperatures. An advanced Geomechanics laboratory with scaled and full-scale physical testing capabilities.
  • 2. Design Show – exhibiting the design proposals and models produced by our undergraduate engineering students. Last year’s show can be viewed at http://uosdesign.org/designshow2018/
  • 3. Towing Tank – 140m long tank with wave making facility.
  • 4. Airbus Noise - Technology Centre anechoic wind tunnel.

15:30 – 15:55 Suhel Miah, HEaTED Programme Manager 
Overview of the current issues facing technical staff and the wide range of support available from HEaTED for staff development, including training and network events. The session is interactive, allowing attendees to shape future HEaTED provision in their region and own institution, through training needs analysis, and provides information on becoming a training provider through HEaTED. We will also provide an update on professional registration opportunities for Arts Technicians and signpost routes for further support through the HEaTED Competency Assessment Toolkit for Technicians (CATTS).

15:55 -16:00 Event evaluation form completion

16:00 Closing of event - goody bag pick up and depart.

1. Personal Leadership
This session will offer you practical methods for identifying and planning your personal development. You will explore the benefits of self-reflection and collecting feedback and how these can be used to inform your development. During the session you will discuss and explore the different development opportunities available to you. We will also share a preview of the new Line Manager Toolkit, which is being developed by the University of Southampton to support line manager development.

2. Masters of Time: time management for technicians
This session will demonstrate a time management tool which you can use to analyse and plan your time, as well as to influence through logical and realistic conversations about prioritisation. The tool will provide a fresh way of looking at prioritising your tasks which you will be able to apply straight away. You will share ideas from other technicians about time management pressures and priorities and how to handle them.

3. Professional registration work shop- Stephen Franey CSci
Every scientist and science technician has a responsibility to themselves, and to society, to work with integrity, keep their skills and knowledge up to date and consider how their science affects the world around them.
The Science Council registers provide you with independent recognition of your achieving and maintaining the exacting standards required to join the global community of professional scientists. Only people on the Science Council’s registers can say they are registered professional scientists and use the postnominals.
In this work shop I hope to demystify the professional registration process,  go through the different professional award levels ( RSci Tech, RSci and CSci) and the various awarding  professional bodies. In this interactive session we will look at how to fill in the competence report though the Science Council’s common application process.  


The outcomes of this event are:

  • Identify and develop an action plan for personal/team CPD needs 
  • Make productive connections through networking in the region  
  • Share ideas and seize opportunities to develop technical services 
  • Discover training and development events for the technical workforce


HeaTED South East/South West joint network meeting15 July 201910:45-16:30Venue address


Lunch and refreshments are provided. 

“I’ve found HEaTED networking events a valuable source of ideas and knowledge. To meet, talk to and network with fellow Technicians from other universities and colleges is always a good thing. It never ceases to surprise me, how much we have in common and how much we can help each other now matter what your subject area is.”

Lawrence Woolston, University of Suffolk, Technician Manager, School of Arts, Design and Humanities

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heated memberActivity feeFree
heated non-memberActivity fee£100.00 +VAT

Participants from outside the UK will be charged the course fee and an additional £120 per day plus VAT.

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