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The Higher Education Technicians Summit will take place on 31 May 2017 at the University of Warwick. Below is a draft schedule of the day, with all sessions apart from lunch taking place in the Oculus building on the main University of Warwick Campus.

Time Session Location
9.00 am Registration and coffee Entrance to Oculus
10.00am Professor Stuart Croft, VC of University of Warwick - Welcome address OC1.05
10.15am Dame Carol Robinson - keynote speaker OC1.05
10.45am Coffee and Refreshments Oculus
11.15am Workshop - session 1 Oculus
12.15pm Lunch - Professional Registration Exhibition and Supplier Stalls Marquee
1.45 pm Workshop - session 2 Oculus
3.00 pm Panel Discussion: Recognition for the Technical Community in Higher Education & Research OC1.05
3.30 pm Sir Paul Nurse - Keynote presentation: Q&A session OC1.05
4.00 pm Lord Kumar Bhattacharyya, award of Papin Prizes and closing remarks OC1.05
5.15 pm End of HETS 2017 with coaches at 5.30 pm Campus


Eight parallel workshops will run in each of the workshop sessions. These are expected to cover a range of issues of relevance to technical staff in UK higher education, with example titles below.

  • Platforms and Facilities - Management, Structures and Strategies
  • Professional Registration for Technical Staff
  • The Role of Technicians in Teaching
  • Technical Apprenticeships in Higher Education

Exact details of the sessions and the ability to reserve places will be released closer to the date of the summit. If you wish to suggest a workshop, please contact us via email (