Technician Commitment

The University of Nottingham is a founding signatory of the Technician Commitment, a university and research institution initiative led by a steering group of sector bodies, with support from the Science Council and the Gatsby Foundation. The Commitment was initiated to ensure visibility, recognition, career development and sustainability for technicians, technologists and skills specialists working in higher education and research across all disciplines. To date 75 organisations have become signatories of the initiative.


Technician Commitment action plan

The University of Nottingham, together with the University of Cambridge, were the first to pledge their support when the Commitment was launched in May 2017 and our Technician Commitment action plan, which takes the form of a new strategy for technical colleagues. 

The achievement and progress the University has made in this area was recently marked by a commemorative plaque, presented by Lord Sainsbury during celebrations of the first birthday of the Technician Commitment initiative. Denise Mclean, Senior Technician in Life Sciences, was also invited to speak at the anniversary event and represent the country’s technical staff.


Denise McLean

Technician Commitment – one year in

The University of Nottingham has been mentioned in a new report on the impact of the initiative. The report, titled the Technician Commitment – one year in, includes details of Nottingham's progress and collaborations to date and how we're working to ensure increased status and opportunity for technical colleagues across our institution.

Technician Commitment


Our vision for technical talent


Technician Commitment – one year in