The University of Edinburgh’s Department for Social Responsibility and Sustainability hosted a morning of speakers from across the UK who shared their experiences, thoughts and opinions on the benefits to both the individual and the organisation of professional registration.
Nearly 50 technical staff attended from across several discipline areas. The event saw thought provoking presentations from; Ali Orr, Registrar at the Science Council; Terry Croft from the Institute of Science and Technology and the University of Sheffield’s Director of Technical Development and Modernisation; Janet Milne from the University of Strathclyde, Scotland’s first ‘Employer Champion’; and Dr Katherine Forsey from HEaTED.
Technicians were able to find out about the opportunities professional registration provides, how to apply and the impact it is having on technical staff and institutions across Scotland and beyond. Technicians also asked for support with the application process and this will be provided by local mentors.
Andrew Arnott, the Department’s Labs Sustainability Coordinator, said:
“Lab technical staff are key to improving Social Responsibility and Sustainability within the university and we will try to build on the great grassroots enthusiasm demonstrated today to support development opportunities.”
Dr Katherine Forsey, HEaTED’s Membership and Network Manager, said:
“HEaTED were pleased to support this event at The University of Edinburgh. Like many across our national network, Edinburgh are looking to the future. Their technical workforce is highly skilled, wants to maintain and develop their knowledge and practice and be recognised for the important role they play in the success of their institution. Professional Registration provides a route to recognising and celebrating their diverse and valuable technical skill set and HEaTED are pleased to support technical staff with their application for and renewal of Professional Registration through the provision of information, professional development opportunities and technical networks.”
This professional registration event was held on the 18 March 2016 at The University of Edinburgh. If you would like to hold a similar session at your institution please contact email@example.com. Further information on professional registration can be found here.
If you would like to join in the conversation, HEaTED are holding a Scottish network event on the 13 April. Book your free place now.