04 January 2024

See what's on for NAW2024, from courses to events and networks!

05 December 2023

Outstanding Technicians nominated for the 2023 THE Awards.

27 November 2023

Sheffield Hallam University Design Technicians highlighted in Design Week article.

16 November 2023

More information on how to apply and make the most of this funding opportunity!

03 November 2023

Learn more about the CHEAD Technical Alliance Event 2023: Community and Connection.

03 November 2023

Hear about Lab Innovations and an exciting nomination for an NTDC Specialist Advisor!

02 November 2023

Science Council open registrations for the Celebration of Science 2023!

25 Oct 2023

Exciting news from Western Sydney University as the NTDC collaborate with Shane Griffin.

28 Sep 2023

Resources and recordings for Helen Hooper's Fellowship session!

15 Sep 2023

Exciting news from HEaTED as they launch two new technical leadership programmes!

12 Sep 2023

Colleagues from 21 Partner Affiliate universities join together at Sheffield Hallam University for the 2023 Partner Forum.

02 Aug 2023

The IST celebrate their 75th anniversary with a one-day conference hosted by London South Bank University.

02 Aug 2023

The Royal Society of Chemistry are hosting the National Conference for Science Technicians.

24 July 2023

NTDC photo competition 2023 closes and winning entries are announced!

19 July 2023

The NTDC are pleased to announce the release of the latest 2023 LEAF Report - Contributing to a Net Zero Campus: A Technician's Perspective.

18 July 2023

MITalent are offering a number of funded places in #YES23 for UK HE or research institution technicians. 

18 July 2023

We are excited to support the Science Apprenticeship Forum in announcing the first ever national conference for science apprentices.

14 July 2023

Midlands Innovation and MI Talent, in partnership with the Technician Commitment and the Science Council hosted the 2023 Higher Education Technicians Summit. 

6 June 2023

Curious about professional registration? What are professional awards? What’s in it for me? And how do I apply? Don’t worry, we’re here to help.

Science Teaching Survey 2023

23 May 2023

Take part in the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Science Teaching Survey! The first survey, conducted in 2022, received over 3,700 responses from science teachers and technicians across the UK and Ireland.

University of Sheffield Mental Health Champion

17 May 2023

For Mental Health Awareness Week 2023, Lisa put together a display board with information and links to places that University of Sheffield community can get help.

Technical Staff Mental Health

16 May 2023

Zoë regularly shares material created to support academic mental health and advocate for improved mental health awareness in academia and beyond.

Mental Health Awareness

16 May 2023

Mental Health Awareness Week This week (15-21 May) marks the Mental Health Awareness Week 2023 across the UK. The theme of this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week is anxiety.

Full article on the HEaTED website

Silver gender equality award

11 May 2023

Reading University’s Technical Services team is celebrating after becoming the first professional services team in the country to gain a national charter mark for its commitment to gender equality.

Full article on the Reading University website

Lancaster joins NTDC

5 April 2023

Lancaster University is the latest Partner Affiliate university to join the NTDC partnership. This marks the final university in the N8 Research Partnership to join the network.

Good news at MMU

25 April 2023

A round up of good news stories from the Technical Services at Manchester Met.

Full article on the HEaTED website

Chief Executive of the Science Council

17 April 2023

Starting in August 2023, Della will take over from Helen Gordon as Chief Executive.

Full article on the HEaTED website

Posters for technical talent

3 April 2023

The team at Midlands Innovation is hosting a technical talent showcase poster session as part of HETS 2023.

Full article on the HEaTED website

National skills competitions

21 March 2023

The national competition-based development programme is designed by industry experts to help young people grow professionally by developing their technical and employability skills.

Full article on the HEaTED website

TDF winning project proposals

27 March 2023

Three applicants to the NTDC’s Technician Development Fund (TDF) have successfully won funding to launch their innovative project ideas.

Teaching staff and CPD

21 March 2023

The Science Teaching Survey 2022 has highlighted that the majority of teaching staff in mainstream state schools have not received adequate CPD (continuing professional development) in the last three years.

Full article on the HEaTED website

Lack of technician support

21 March 2023

A lack of technician support has been revealed to be a key barrier to conducting practical science lessons, according to the Science Teaching Survey 2022.

Full article on the HEaTED website

Technician Development Fund 2023 winners

16 March 2023

The Technician Development Fund provides technical staff with an opportunity to access funding to support innovative technical initiatives.

Midlands Innovation event

21 March 2023

Midlands Innovation TALENT (MI TALENT) brings technology specialists together for an inaugural event next month.

Full article on the HEaTED website

Outreach training

21 March 2023

MI TALENT provides one-day outreach sessions at Aston University Technical staff from across the UK are invited to take part in a one-day outreach training symposium at Aston University.

Full article on the HEaTED website

First TechMeet of 2023

15 March 2023

Technicians share details of how their ‘secret lives’ have improved their mental wellbeing.

New Professional Register

13 March 2023

Creative UK and the IST (Institute of Science & Technology) are excited to announce that agreement has been reached to introduce a new Professional Registration Framework for the technical workforce within the creative industries.

Full article on the HEaTED website

International Women’s Day - Technical Services

8 March 2023

International Women’s Day (IWD) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.

Science Council Professional Development Day

1 March 2023

The event is organised in collaboration with the Science Council’s Member Bodies and colleagues from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), Government Science and Engineering Profession (GSEP) and the UK Accreditation Service (UKAS).

MMU Apprentice Celebration Day

20 February 2023

Apprentices from Manchester Metropolitan University showcased and toured the facilities to apprentices from The University of Manchester. 

Open opportunities roundup

15 February 2023

All you need to know about the latest opportunities.

Research Technical Professional Career Pathway

14 February 2023

The University of Liverpool (UoL) has introduced a comprehensive promotion pathway for specialist technical and research support staff.

NTDC event for technical apprentices

8 February 2023

We hosted a morning event for technical apprentices for National Apprenticeship Week 2023.  

Interview with Abby Shipley

6 February 2023

We spoke to Abby Shipley about her Degree Apprenticeship, journey through the apprenticeship levels and how she got to where she is now.

IOP Technician Award

27 January 2023

The IOP Technician Award enables the community to recognise and celebrate the skills and experience of technicians and their contribution to physics.

Full article on the HEaTED website

National Apprenticeship Week launches

3 February 2023

The week brings together businesses and apprentices across the country to shine a light on the positive impact that apprenticeships make to individuals, businesses and the wider economy.

Apprenticeship FAQs

3 February 2023

Guidance about the principles of developing and delivering an apprenticeship.

Technical leadership for women

24 January 2023

The 2023 Herschel Programme for Women in Technical Leadership has begun for the second year.

Full article on the HEaTED website

Technician Commitment launches new video

18 January 2023

The Technician Commitment (TC) has launched a new video that reinforces its pledge to drive change across the technical sector.

Christmas lectures

17 January 2023

Tesoro Monaghan, one of the technicians selected for the Royal Institution’s Christmas Lectures speaks to the NTDC.

Full article on the HEaTED website