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Technician Commitment

The Technician Commitment is a sector-wide, collaborative initiative led by the Science Council and supported by the Gatsby Charitable Foundation’s Technicians Make It Happen campaign. Durham University is proud to be a signatory of the Technician Commitment.

The Commitment aims to ensure visibility, recognition, career development, and sustainability for technical staff working in higher education and research, across all disciplines.
DU Technicians on Microsoft Teams
Technician at work
ESS Operator working with equipement

Our aim

In line with this, we aim to enhance skills and career development for technical staff, recognising their integral and invaluable role in the continued successful delivery of high-quality teaching and research on the global stage.

Technicians Make It Happen Campaign
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Durham Technician Commitment Event 2022

2022 saw the return of Durham University's diverse and growing technical workforce coming together, firmly establishing our conference as an annual event and working together to celebrate the Technicians Commitment.

All of the videos and photographs used on our Technician Commitment website are thanks to Durham University’s talented Multimedia technicians: Steven Berry, Victoria Greener, Greg Robson from the Physics Department, and Michele Allan from the Geography Department.

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Good News from Psychology

We were delighted to hear that our technical colleagues in Psychology won the British Psychology Society award for Technical Support in Research.
Technical colleagues in Psychology holding awards for Technical Support in Research

A few fine examples of “Technicians make it happen”!

Covid–19 has changed the way we all have had to work, and the Technical Team have been a big part of this change for the Psychology department.
Technician at workbench

Get in touch

Have a question about the Technician Commitment or our work as technicians? Contact us here.