The University of Nottingham will host the fourth UK Higher Education Technicians Summit (HETS) on Wednesday 23 June 2021.
The country’s biggest ever conference for university technicians is dedicated to sharing best practice amongst the roughly 30,000 technicians currently working in research, teaching, knowledge transfer and innovation at UK universities.
Many of these are also researchers and educators, teaching and training students and researchers at every level.
The conference focuses on hot topics in the field as well as broader issues around technical skills and education, including the importance of technicians in driving forward innovation, and the latest initiatives to ensure the future provision of technical education to young people.
HETS also hosts the national ‘Papin Prizes’ for technical excellence in academia to technicians in a range of categories, including teaching, research, infrastructure, outreach and more.
The roles that technicians do, usually behind the scenes, are vital in ensuring the success of our universities and research institutes
“I know it’s an event that colleagues value and enjoy,” said Kelly Vere, director of technical skills and strategy at The University of Nottingham, who leads Midlands Innovation’s programmes for the technical community.