HEaTED course at the University of Edinburgh

Teaching and Learning for technical staff  29th & 30th October

Technical staff are increasingly taking on teaching and demonstrating roles. Whether it is one-to-one training on specific techniques, or small group training and demonstrating, this course will equip you with the tools you need to perform this role and contribute more effectively to the student experience.

Project planning for technical staff  31st October

This workshop is aimed at technicians involved in running small to medium sized projects in the workplace who have had little or no project management training. The workshop will focus on planning as the foundation for successful project management and participants will take away an accessible, flexible and scalable…

Technician Commitment Initiative Launch

Technicians Commitment
With the University’s increased focus on research and teaching quality, coupled with our determination to increase our graduate employability, the role of technicians has never been more important.

In recognition of this, earlier this academic year the University signed up to the Technician Commitment Initiative, a UK university and research institution initiative. In signing the Commitment, the University has pledged to take action against the key challenges that are faced by technicians across the UK, and specifically within the higher education sector.  Read more here.

Technicians Forum event

In order to build an active community of University technicians, and to hear your views on what the next steps should be, we would like to invite you to attend a dedicated Technicians Forum event  on Tuesday 28 August, from 9.30am – 1.30pm.

To attend the event please, complete the short online form.

If you are unable to attend this and have any comments or suggestions please email technicianscommitment@stir.ac.uk.


HEaTED professional development June 2018

There’s still got time to book onto our CPD this summer. You’re also never too early to start planning for Autumn. Be one step ahead and take a look at our upcoming CPD. Have you also seen our new on demand CPD? Professional development that is delivered where and when suits you and your needs.



Teaching and learning skills for technical staff



Organisational change management for technician teams


Technician Commitment

The Commitment aims to ensure visibility, recognition, career development and sustainability for technicians working in higher education and research, across all disciplines. To date, 61 universities and research institutions have become signatories of the Technician Commitment and pledged action against the key challenges affecting their technical staff.

In April, the third wave of signatories will be announced, so watch this space. For more information about the commitment, or involvement, please email: K.vere@sciencecouncil.org or follow @techscommit on Twitter.

Competency Assessment Toolkit for Technical Staff – CATTS

Dear HEaTED Member,

HEaTED has received many requests for help with organisational and individual performance assessment. In response to this and a wider UK need, we have developed HEaTED’s Competency Assessment Toolkit for Technical Staff – CATTS.

CATTS provides a benchmarking tool for all professionals (regardless of specialism or discipline) of their current competencies, development areas, and future direction.

We are delighted to inform you that the CATTS is now available for our member institutions to purchase! Click here to be taken to the booking form.

HEaTED Newsletter 4th Sept 2014


Dear Member,

New Course: Safe Lifting & Slinging Procedures / Pendant Crane
A new course from Lloyds British Training Services Ltd has been added to the HEaTED course directory. The course aims to teach the operators to safely sling loads and to use the Pendant Controlled Crane.

S-Lab Conference
HEaTED presented three briefing sessions at the S-Lab Conference in London on the 2nd and 3rd September. The Conference theme was ‘Good Practice and Great Networking to Inform and Inspire’ and the HEaTED session focused on supporting your technical staff on their diverse technical journeys. We will share the full conference report via the news page of the HEaTED website as soon as it becomes available.

If you would like HEaTED to provide briefings or interactive workshop sessions at your up and coming conference or technical staff away days please get in touch.

HEaTED Regional Networks

Find details of your nearest Regional Network, the Coordinator, and dates for the next meetings here. Members should also register on the HEaTED Online Communities where you will find all Regional Network Event reports, and discussions with other technical staff in your local region.

Creative / Media / IT

Introduction to Final Cut Pro X

HC118K08, Manchester, 24-26 September 2014. This three-day, hands-on course teaches students to perform basic editing functions while becoming familiar with the user interface. Read More 

Cold Casting and Model Making for Life Sciences

This course enables candidates to manufacture models or components out of various materials. University of St Andrews. One-to-one and small group training available. Read More 

Science / Engineering

An Introduction to the Theory and Practice of Molecular Biology

Book your place now! HC128B01. Durham University, 22-26 September 2014. The aim of this course is to give delegates a thorough basic knowledge of the fundamentals of molecular biology, and to illustrate how this knowledge is used to study biological systems. Read More 

Introduction to Microtomy

HC430D01, University of Lincoln, 15 January 2015. This course provides participants with hands on skills and experience in microtomy techniques utilising formalin fixed paraffin embedded tissue. Read More 

Health / Safety

Noise in the workplace training workshop

HC379, UK Wide On Demand course. This course is aimed at providing a straight forward overview of Regulations associated with noise in the workplace, how to carry out effective noise risk assessments and implement effective management control measures. Read More

Risk Assessment Workshop: Non-science related environment

HC383C01, University of Leeds, 10 November 2014. Read More 


Personal Development

Leadership and Management Skills for Technical Staff (Modules 1 and 2)

National Science Learning Centre, York. 22-23 October 2014. This programme has been designed to cover six key topics, split into two modules, linking theories of leadership and management together with workplace experiences thereby providing a more holistic approach to learning. Read More 

Teaching and Learning Skills for Technical Staff (Modules 1 & 2)

University of Hertfordshire, 25-26 September 2014. Whether it is one-to-one training on specific techniques, or small group training and demonstrating, this course will equip you with the tools you need to perform this role and contribute more effectively to the student experience. Read More 


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