New national centre of support for technicians announced

Based in Sheffield, the newly announced National Technician Development Centre will tackle the shortage of specialist technical skills in the Higher Education sector.The National Technician Development Centre for Higher Education will provide HE institutions with access to information, expertise and tools that will enable them to create a...

Could you be the first ever Higher Education Bioscience Technician of the Year?

A new award has been created to recognise the superb work of technical staff, which underpins the bioscience research and teaching at all levels in universities across the UK and Ireland.The Higher Education Bioscience Technician of the Year Award has been developed jointly by the Royal Society of Biology and the University Bioscience...

New HEaTED magazine published

The latest edition of HEaTED magazine is now live on our website - and the printed copies are winging their way across the UK.HEaTED magazine showcases the views and experiences of technicians across the UK, as well as exploring the latest news in the sector. In this issue, we explore the benefits of networking; The Apprenticeship Levy; and...

STEM Inspiration awards celebrate work of Scottish technician

Henry Rae, a technician from the University of St Andrews, has won the Outstanding STEM Technician award at a prestigious ceremony at the House of Lords.The STEM Inspiration awards are designed to celebrate individuals and organisations working to inspire young people in STEM subjects. Winners were announced last week, at a ceremony...

STEM Inspiration awards open

With awards open to technicians, leaders and employers, could you be one of our winners?The STEM Inspiration awards are a free award scheme, designed to celebrate individuals and organisations working to inspire young people in STEM subjects.  So if you, or your organisation, are involved in inspiring young people in science, technology,...

HEaTED coordinator becomes IST Fellow

Val Gordon, HEaTED's Network Coordinator for Scotland, has been made a Fellow of the Institute of Science & Technology (IST).The Institute of Science and Technology is the professional body for specialist, technical and managerial staff. Fellowship of the IST is the most senior grade available from the IST, and is...

Help your laboratory save thousands

What item of equipment uses ten times the energy of a ULT freezer but is only a sixth of the price? What impact can you have on procurement, best practice and policy? How can you make immediate savings in equipment running costs? These are just some the questions we’re going to help you answer.Lab equipment is expensive and running it even...

Technicians who teach

​Have you ever thought about gaining professional recognition for the support you give to higher education students?The Higher Education Academy (HEA) Fellowships are designed to enable you to gain recognition for the work you are already doing, whatever discipline - from arts to sciences. The Fellowships cover a wide range of experiences too. It...

New scheme aimed at supporting technicians launched

The Technician Commitment launched at the Higher Education Technicians Summit (HETS) at the University of Warwick.HEaTED has been the leading provider of professional development and networks for the technical workforce for almost a decade, working to support and promote the recognition, career development, visibility and...

HEaTED attends S-Lab conference

On 8-9 May 2017, Dr Katherine Forsey, HEaTED Membership and Networks Manager, attended the S-Lab conference.Held at York Racecourse, the S-Lab conference focused on the sustainable design and management of laboratory environments. Key note presentations and hundreds of sessions took place over these two days.Several representatives from HEaTED...


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