Many of our Technicians having been helping in the response to the pandemic, we wish to share the work they have been doing and give our thanks for all their efforts. A huge thanks to Neil Gillespie, Senior Civil Engineering Technician from the School of Engineering and Kevin Murphy, Chemistry Core Technician who helped with a team of colleagues from across our Estates and Science departments, to gather up key equipment and take it to the University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust’s Coventry site.
Also a huge thanks to Technicians Steering Group member Robb Johnston (Technical Services Manager of the Department of Physics) who also gathered some of the PPE to take to UHCW.
We would like to thank all University of Warwick Technicians who are currently volunteering or supporting others in the community at this uncertain time. We would love to hear and share your stories, please email Technicians@warwick.ac.uk. Thank you and well done.
A new project led by Midlands Innovation, a consortium of eight Midlands-based universities including the University of Warwick, and industry partners is to shine a light on the expertise of their technical community by delivering a package of measures to support their career advancement and development.
The £4.99 million TALENT programme is the largest ever investment into technicians in higher education, whose specialist skills often go unrecognised despite the crucial role they play in the success of universities and the growth of the UK economy.