Technical Academy

Supporting the skills, professional and career development of all technical staff

The Commitment 4 Key Areas -

VISIBILITYEnsure that all technicians within the organisation are identifiable and that the contribution of technicians is visible within and beyond the institution

RECOGNITIONSupport technicians to gain recognition through professional registration. With the support from the Institute of Science and Technology (IST), working professionals can achieve the very best from their work and professional development and be rewarded for it.

CAREER DEVELOPMENTEnable career progression opportunities for technicians through the provision of clear, documented career pathways

SUSTAINABILITYEnsure the future sustainability of technical skills across the organisation and that technical expertise is fully utilised 


Watch the video above - Introducing the Technical Academy



Professor Tim Softley Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research & Knowledge Transfer) 

“I was truly excited to receive the letter saying that I was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society. Deeply honoured as well. It’s really quite a humbling experience to look at the list of former Fellows of the Royal Society – Newton, Einstein, Rutherford, Charles Darwin – people who I can only hope to sweep up the crumbs off their scientific table. I also think it’s a great honour for the people who’ve worked with me…the forty or so graduate students over 30 years, the post-docs and even the technicians, who’ve really played an important role in developing our experimental research.” - Commenting on being made a fellow of the Royal Society. 

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