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Opportunities to showcase women in STEAM

12 December 2022

Colleagues at the Institute of Science and Technology (IST) are sending a call out to women in STEAM to contribute to an outreach project.

Signatory Event

5 December 2022

The 2022 Technician Signatory Event was held at The Science Museum, where the Technicians: The David Sainsbury Gallery is hosted.

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Technicians make it happen

23 November 2022

Russell Wilson, Senior Technician at Heriot-Watt University speaks to us about what it meant to be nominated for ‘Outstanding Technician of The Year’ award. 

THE Awards 2022

21 November 2022

A fantastic night of celebration recognising excellence across the entire spectrum of HE.

Working in Partnership Forum

21 October 2022

The Working in Partnership Forum met earlier this month at Newcastle University.

Women in technical leadership programme

6 October 2022

The Herschel Programme, which supports technical advancement for women in leadership, is accepting applications for its 2023 cohort.

University of Liverpool joins as Partner Affiliate

29 September 2022

The university, which joined as a partner this month, is now part of a network of institutions that benefit from a toolkit of technical support from the NTDC.

Technicians shortlisted for the THE Awards

29 September 2022

Nine technicians from across UK and Irish universities and institutions have been shortlisted for the 2022 Times Higher Education (THE) Awards.

Women in technical leadership

21 July 2022

Participants on the Herschel Programme celebrate their successes as the training scheme comes to an end.

For he’s a jolly good fellow!

29 June 2022

We spoke to Laurence to hear about his journey to achieving Fellowship.

Unspent research culture funding

22 June 2022

Colleagues in some universities have been able to make use of relaxed criteria on the allocation of research culture funding.

New technicians gallery opens

16 June 2022

A new interactive gallery that allows visitors to step into the world of technicians will open this autumn.

Russell Wilson’s Virtual Exhibition

24 May 2022

Russell Wilson's Virtual Exhibition The #Iamatechnician campaign on Twitter, initiated by Phil Chandler at University of Salford, was a resounding success.

Five universities become partner affiliates

11 May 2022

The NTDC has welcomed the University of Exeter, the University of Wolverhampton, London Metropolitan University, the University of Plymouth and the University of Northumbria.

Caleb Wright announced as Deputy Director

14 March 2022

The NTDC are delighted to announce that Caleb Wright has been appointed as our new Deputy Director.

Take part in a virtual exhibition

8 March 2022

Russell Wilson from Edinburgh Napier was recently awarded funding from the NTDC to promote technical careers to the next generation.

Employing an apprentice in a technical role

1 March 2022

Watch our latest specialist advisor event for FREE as part of our dedication to provide resources to technicians.

Professional Registration workshop

17 February 2022

Laurence Dawkins-Hall, a Specialist Advisor for the NTDC, ran a workshop for Glasgow University.

Celebrating apprentices

10 February 2022

Happy National Apprenticeship Week! It's been brilliant to see HEIs and employers celebrate the efforts of their apprentices.

NTDC announces new director

26 January 2022

Natalie Kennerley will be stepping down from her seconded role as Director of the National Technician Development Centre on 31 January 2022.

Nominations open for IOP Awards

20 January 2022

Why not nominate a colleague, friend or even yourself for one of these awards?

Updated business strategy

11 January 2022

As the NTDC looks to the future, we have been working on how we can continue to provide operational and strategic services to higher education and research. 

Dr Tosin Famakinwa

6 January 2022

Dr Tosin Famakinwa was the winner of our 'Technicians using digital technology in the post-Covid world' development fund.

Technician Development Fund winners

16 December 2021

In August 2021, the NTDC launched two call-outs for technicians to access funding opportunities.

Technical Services Sustainability Programme

9 December 2021

The NTDC and LEAF (Laboratory Assessment Efficiency Framework) have collaborated on a pilot project with several universities.

November update

2 December 2021

Our latest mailer that contains all the latest news from the NTDC has been sent to our subscribers.

Professional Registration workshop

24 November 2021

The expertise of our specialist advisors is a key benefit for our Partner Affiliate institutions.

Sustainability journey

17 November 2021

The Laboratory Efficiency Assessment Framework (LEAF) is an independent standard that enables science laboratories to improve their sustainability and efficiency.

Partner Forum 2021 resources

11 November 2021

We want to share the resources with technical communities around the world.

Dr Arthur Nicholas

4 November 2021

Our specialist advisors are a key part of our team, offering expertise across a range of disciplines.

Technician Development Fund now live

13 October 2021

An exclusive funding opportunity for our Partner Affiliate institutes to provide technical staff with an opportunity to support innovative technical initiatives.

Partner Forum 2021 tickets

7 October 2021

The third National Technician Development Centre Partner Forum event takes place virtually on Thursday 21 October 2021. 

Laurence Dawkins Hall

30 September 2021

Our specialist advisors are a key part of our team, offering expertise across a range of disciplines.

Technician Survey report

22 September 2021

The report comprises benchmark data from ten universities within the UK.

Summer Science Exhibition

15 September 2021

The Royal Society are looking for enthusiastic researchers with a passion for engaging the public to take part in the exhibition.

Photo Competition winners

8 September 2021

We'd like to thank everybody who took part in our 2021 Photo Competition. The theme this year was on sustainability.

Lab recycling

2 September 2021

Following on from last week's blog, Lab Technician Lisa McMillan and Technical Assistant Jo Brown at Edinburgh Napier have put together a fantastic video.

Edinburgh Napier Technical Team

25 August 2021

With our increasing awareness of the effects single-use plastic has on the planet, universities are looking for ways to reduce their plastic waste.

Royal Institution Christmas Lectures

18 August 2021

The Technician Commitment have announced that they are once again partnering with the Royal Institution to offer two placements for technicians.

NTDC and LEAF collaborate

12 May 2021

UCL’s LEAF and the NTDC are working with Edinburgh Napier, Liverpool, Manchester Metropolitan, Newcastle and Reading universities.

NTDC Podcast

28 April 2021

Due to the Easter break, we decided to postpone our next TechMeet and release our very first podcast in its place.

University of Derby Partner Affiliate

7 April 2021

The University of Derby is an award-winning university in the heart of England.

University of Southampton Partner Affiliate

24 February 2021

The University of Southampton is an exceptional place to work and study where people achieve remarkable things.

Coventry University Partner Affiliate

18 February 2021

Coventry University is a forward-looking, modern university with a focus on applied research.

International Day of Women and Girls in Science

11 February 2021

Women in Science Day has become a very important initiative Internationally.