HEaTED Newsletter Oct 2021

October Newsletter

Read about our latest new course in the making, the NTDC Partner Forum, our latest CPD Course Impact Survey, our next networking event and the next scheduled course below. As always, feel free to get in touch with any questions you may have by clicking on the links at the bottom of this newsletter.

Upcoming Courses in February and March

Here at HEaTED we have a wide range of courses coming up over the next few months! Below, see a summary our courses through February and March 2021.

Assertiveness Skills for Technicians
17/02/2021 09:45 – 16:15
Online Course
£185.00 Members Fee
£285.00 Non Members Fee
Book Here

Technicians Supporting Outreach Activities
18/02/2021 09:45 – 16:15
Online Course
£185 Members Fee
£285 Non Members Fee
Book Here

Project Planning Essentials for Technicians
24/02/2021 09:45 – 16:15
Online Course
£235 Members Fee
£335 Non Members Fee
Book Here

Organisational Change Management For Technician Teams
03/03/2021 09:45 – 16:15
Online Course
£185 Members Fee
£285 Non Members Fee
Book Here

Supporting Apprentices – A Guide For Technical Staff
04/03/2021 09:45 – 16:15
Online Course
£185.00 Members Fee
£285.00 Non Members Fee
Book Here

Teaching & Learning Skills For Technicians
17/03/2021 & 24/03/2021
09:45 – 16:15
2 Day Online Course
£495 Members Fee
£745 Non Members Fee
Book Here

Generating Income With Technical Facilities & Services
31/03/2021 09:45 – 16:15
Online Course
£300 Members Fee
£570 Non Members Fee
Book Here

For any further information on the above courses and events please do get in touch through heated@sheffield.ac.uk or give us a call on +44 (0)1142 229 671

Next Available Course

20.01.2021 10:00am – 16:00pm
1 Day Course (Online)
£185 Members Fee
£285 Non-Members Fee
Limited Places Available

This CPD course is suitable for any technical and professional services staff who are planning to support, or are already supporting, an apprentice in the workplace as part of their role. The one day interactive CPD will focus on developing skills to identify opportunities for evidence collection in order to demonstrate competence against the […]

HEaTED has a new home

As of 2 March 2020, Higher Education and Technician’s Educational Development (HEaTED) will be moving from its home at the STEM Learning Centre to be co-located with the National Technician Development Centre at the University of Sheffield.

Read the full press release here:  NTDC-HEaTED Press Release 02.03.20

I’m a Scientist get me out of here!

💡 Don’t fancy applying for Love Island? Try this instead! 💡


Are you passionate about speaking about science and bringing ideas to life for young people? In that case, you should apply for November’s edition of I’m a Scientist, Get Me Out of Here!

The popular competition is looking for technical staff in science to join the X-Factor style online competition that asks participants to answer the questions of curious school students. The lucky winner will be awarded £500 to spend on further public engagement.

So what are you waiting for? Sign up and take part – good luck!

Applications are open all year round – The next event is 11–22 November 2019


Technician Award

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

With the aim of raising the professional status of technicians, the IOP Technician Award highlights the diverse role of technicians in education, research and industry.

The winner receives a prize of £1,000, a trophy and a certificate presented at the IOP annual awards dinner.

Eligible technicians will work in a diverse range of organisations across the UK and Ireland – schools, colleges, universities, research institutions, NHS, defence or industry. They may, for example, plan and prepare teaching experiments, build and maintain infrastructure and laboratory equipment and software to support research and innovation, or install manufacturing systems or process control instrumentation.

Eligibility criteria:

  • the nominee(s) must be an individual or team employed by an organisation in the UK or Ireland either part- or full-time, on a fixed term or permanent basis for at least one year
  • nominees, nominators and referees do not need to be members of the IOP
  • nominees, nominators and referees cannot be members of the IOP Council
  • nominators and referees may be working in the same organisation as the nominee(s)
  • an individual or team cannot be rewarded twice for substantially the same body of work
  • an individual must have a sustainable track record as this is not an early career award.