February 2016

Completion of Technical Services Review

The Technical Services Review brought all technicians together into a single professional home. The video highlights the challenges, positive changes introduced for technicians and academics, and the importance of making sure Technical Services supports our academics in their endeavours. It features Director of College Services and CLES Registrar Linda Peka; Special Services Technician David Gregory, and Strategic Dean for Cornwall Professor David Hosken.

Read the ‘Career Development Framework’ success story on the Challenge, Transform, Succeed webpage which explains the new career development framework and the benefits this brings to technical services staff.

University of Exeter working in partnership with the University of Sheffield TDM centre to tackle decline of technicians

The University of Exeter will be working in partnership with the University of Sheffield to help develop this project.  An article has been published in the Time Higher website discussing the HEFCE funded Technical Development and Modernisation (TDM) project at the University of Sheffield.

There is more information on the project on our webpages.

Technical Services Conference 2016

Please see the TS conference website for the latest information and agenda on the forthcoming event.

Design a logo competition

As I am sure you are aware after such a successful Technical services conference last year, we thought it would be great to build on this success and host another conference this year.

To make this event really special the 2016 organising committee agreed we should have a unique identity for what is now becoming an annual event in the Technical services calendar.

This is where you come in. We know that there is a wealth of creative talent in the technical services team so we would like you to get drawing and design our conference logo.

Design Logo competition

Not only will the creator of the winning design be able to see their logo on all conference literature but they will also be presented with an award at the conference.

So get drawing and make the Technical services conference stand out from the crowd!!

New IST memberships for Technical Services - Congratulations

Technical Services are pleased to announce that the following members of Technical Services are now members of the Institute of Science and Technology (IST), having taken advantage of our Technical Services Career Development Framework and corporate affiliation with the IST:

  • Toby Doyle MIScT
  • Owen Greenwood MIScT
  • Darren Rowe MIScT
  • Stephen Richard Sharpe MIScT
  • Malcom Spence MIScT

The following staff have also successfully completed their professional registration (Congratulations):

  • Florian Bayer RSci (IST)
  • Daniela Farina RSci (IST)

A full list of technical staff that are now on their way to professional registration can be found here.

To find out more see our webpages on Professional registration.

What do I need to do to become a member too? We have set up an account with the IST, so all you need to do in order to become a member is complete the membership form. Follow the guidance in our 'Corporate Affiliation (IST)' section to find out more.


  • Come and network HEaTED are running networking events at Leeds Beckett University, the University of Edinburgh, Leeds College of Art and the University of Exeter. We're planning more all the time - find your nearest event.
  • A wealth of CPD Our popular 'Teaching and learning skills for technical staff' has sessions scheduled across the UK. Where's your nearest course?
  • New website coming soon Just before Christmas we let you know that we'd be moving to a brand new website. Work is almost complete, and we'll shortly be moving to www.stem.org.uk. Look out for the change, coming soon!
  • Dates for your diary There are some fantastic conferences planned in 2016 - browse the upcoming events and book your place.

CPD coming up

HEaTED have hundreds of courses to browse online - find your perfect workshop today.

New Joiners to Technical Services

Technical Services would like to welcome the following new staff to the University:

Jane Hancock - Technician
Alan Rees - Technician
Federica Reitano - Technician
Martin Guille - Workshop Technician (Mechanical)
Manuela Eckel-Zimmer - Technician (Biosciences)