Technician Commitment Launch Event

Published: 3 May 2019

Information for the Technician Commitment Launch Event for Technical Staff

Technician Commitment Launch Event for Technical Staff

The University is hosting a launch event for the Technician Commitment on the afternoon of the 20th May 2019 in the Sir Charles Wilson Building. This is an exciting opportunity for you to come along and hear about the Technician Commitment and how you, as a member of the Technical & Specialist job family, can get involved. The event will begin with a buffet lunch to give you a chance to network with your technical colleagues across the University. Following lunch, various speakers, including the Principal and Frank Coton (Vice Principal of Academic & Educational Innovation) will talk about the challenges facing the technical community and the University’s Action Plan that has been agreed to ensure visibility; recognition; career development and sustainability for our technician population.

In addition, our Technician Champions will be introduced and will provide an overview of their role as advocates for the Technician Commitment, helping to deliver the action plan.

We are also extremely pleased that Kelly Vere, Higher Education Engagement Manager from the Science Council will be attending to discuss what the Technician Commitment means across the Higher Education sector.

This is a free event open to all Technician’s across the University, however advance booking is required via the Eventbrite link provided below*:


* If you would prefer not to use Eventbrite, we would be grateful if you could confirm attendance via e-mail to


Date: 20th May 2019

Time 1pm - 4pm

Location: Sir Charles Wilson Building & Foyer


Item Description Time
1 Lunch & Networking 1pm
2 (Vice) Principals Welcome 2pm
3 Kelly Vere: Science Council  2.10pm 
4 UoG Technician Commitment Video  2.30pm 
Frank Coton: Technician Commitment Action Plan (High Level overview, focus on ‘by Technicians, for Technicians’)  2.40pm 
Tanita Casci: Research culture, Integrity & role of Technicians  2:45pm 
Late Career Technicians  2:55pm 
Technician Commitment Champions: Our Role  3:05pm 
Chris Kennedy: AFRET & PgCap for Technicians  3:15pm 
10  Modern Apprentices: Scheme & Career Paths Video  3:25pm 
11  Frank Coton: What’s next and what will be different?  3:30pm 
12  Live Q&A Session  3:35pm 


First published: 3 May 2019

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