Higher Education Technicians Summit 2019

25 June 2019, University of Birmingham

Free to attend

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The national Higher Education Technicians Summit 2019 (#HETS2019) aims to share best practice and promote a professional identity for technical staff in higher education and research institutes in both the UK and Ireland. It is hosted by the Midlands Innovation Universities (Aston, Birmingham, Cranfield, Keele, Leicester, Loughborough, Nottingham & Warwick) in partnership with the Science Council.

The conference will be the largest event held specifically for UK and Ireland technical staff from across higher education and research institutions. It follows on from highly successful summits held in 2015 and 2017 at Nottingham and Warwick universities respectively. 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. These are prestigious awards to be made to technicians across the UK and Ireland who have demonstrated excellence in their field.

Registrations for HETS 2019 will open in January 2019. If you wish to register your interest or receive further updates on the event please email info@midlandsinnovation.org.uk

For more information on the Papin Prizes and to make a nomination please click here