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Higher Education Technicians Summit

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Keynote Speakers

  • Professor Dame Carol Robinson, Chair of Doctor Lee’s Professor at the University of Oxford, first female Professor of Chemistry at the University of Oxford.
  • Sir Paul Nurse, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, Chief Executive and Director of the Francis Crick Institute and former President of the Royal Society.
  • Professor Lord Kumar Bhattacharyya KT CBE FREng FRS, Professor and Chairman of the Warwick Manufacturing Group

About HETS 2017

31 May 2017, University of Warwick
Free to attend, lunch provided.

The national Higher Education Technicians Summit 2017 promotes a professional identity for technical staff in UK and Ireland higher education and beyond, hosted by the Midlands Innovation Universities (Aston, Birmingham, Leicester, Loughborough, Nottingham & Warwick) in partnership with the Science Council.

The conference is the largest event held specifically for UK and Ireland HE technical staff to date, following a highly successful inaugural summit in 2015 at Nottingham. Sessions will focus on professional development and networking opportunities with a range of “hot topics”. The conference will also discuss broader issues around technical skills and education including the importance of technical skills in driving forward innovation, and current initiatives to ensure the future provision of technical education to young people. The UK skills shortage, employability and the importance of collaborative industry partnerships are also on the agenda.

The conference will publicly celebrate the skills, talent and experience of technicians through the national Papin Prizes, a series of Awards to be made to technicians across the UK and Ireland who have demonstrated excellence in their field.