A highly experienced technical manager, who has worked at The University of Birmingham for nearly half a century, has been awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

Trevor Hayward, Technical Manager for the School of Clinical and Experimental Medicine in the College of Medical and Dental Sciences, joined the University 47 years ago as a 16-year-old trainee technician.

Mr Hayward has been recognised for his ‘outstanding contribution’ to academic life at the Medical School, ‘supporting successive cohorts of staff and students and contributing to the development of internationally competitive research.’ The citation added that he had been a role model for ‘crucial, but often overlooked, technical management in the HE sector’.

Professor Lawrence Young, Pro-Vice Chancellor and Head of the College of Medical and Dental Sciences, commented: ‘Trevor is a worthy recipient of this award given his steadfast commitment to medical research and training at the University. His loyalty, long service and 'can do' attitude have significantly contributed to our position as a world-leading centre for biomedical research.’
Mr Hayward said he was delighted by news of the honour. ‘It was a great surprise when I received the letter telling me that my career at the University had been recognised by this award. In addition to being a great personal honour I believe that it also acknowledges the often unsung role that technicians play in research and teaching at the University of Birmingham.’

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