The next quarterly newsletter for Warwick Technicians is available to view today. The quarterly newsletter aims to provide information on all matter relating to the Technicians commitment and other relevant matters affecting Technicians around campus. If you wish to receive the newsletter, please sign up on the TechNet website, alternatively the link below will bring up a copy for you:
As you are aware, the University signed up to the Technician Commitment in May 2017 and our 2 year action plan was approved in June 2018. Over the past year a lot of work has been going on towards our action plan and we are now preparing to implement some of the actions as we end this two year period.
We will shortly be formulating an action plan for the next three years and we need your help with this. The Technician Commitment can make a difference and we want you to tell us what matters to you and help shape your future.
We would like to put together a group of 8-10 Technician Commitment Champions to work with us. It is important that all grades and disciplines are represented in this group. We see your role as coming up with ideas for us to work on, communicating the work that is going on with your colleagues and encouraging them to engage with the process. The Technician Commitment will only be successful if Technicians support it.
STEMM-CHANGE is an EPSRC-funded project driving a positive change in culture and practices in equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) across Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM).
The project takes a team science approach and is unique in that it acknowledges the diversity of the roles of staff that contribute to the research effort. Technicians make vital contributions to universities and research institutes. Their expertise enables teaching, research, knowledge exchange and outreach activities. STEMM-CHANGE is highlighting the equality, diversity and inclusion challenges facing technicians and designing and testing ways to address these challenges in order to advance EDI for all. In 2019, STEMM-CHANGE piloted a number of placements and we would now like to extend the opportunity to technical colleagues across the consortium.