Engineering Laboratory

Lancaster University Technician Website

Our University has signed up to the Technician Commitment which is a university and research institution initiative, led by a steering group of sector bodies, with support from the Science Council and the Technicians Make It Happen campaign.

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Technicians' Career Framework Announcement

The Technicians’ Career Framework has been successfully launched. The framework is the culmination of a two-year project involving technical managers and staff across the university in collaboration with staff and organisations across the sector. Competencies and expectations were mapped to establish clear career pathways for technical staff. The new framework will make it easier to understand what is needed to progress in a technical career, helping to better identify training and development opportunities.

The Technicians Career Framework Guidance tells you more about the competency matrix and how it can help you identify career paths and CPD. You will be invited to opt int the new style of job description over the next PDR cycle with your Technical manager

News and Events

Technicians At Lancaster University

There are 121 technician's at Lancaster University, with a wide variety in their roles it is not uncommon to have technical staff in each department. This pie chart shows the departments in which our technician's work, updated 23.11.22

5% Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
11.6% Faculty of Health and Medicine
17.4% Physics
8.3% Chemistry
19.8% Information Systems Services
11.6% Engineering
20.7% LEC
5.8% Other
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Join your fellow technicians for a "Technical Brew"; first Friday of the month.

Technicians are meeting regularly on the first Friday of the month for catch up and chat. Please feel free to come along - just turn up in LEC atrium - and meet informally with your fellow technicans. Bring your own brew.

Events of interest

Have you any work you are proud of and want to share? Anything good to celebrate, email Elisabeth Shaw.

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Hazardous Waste Collection Dates

Hazardous waste is collected by Avanti now called Tradebe, 4 times per year. Contact your department rep if you have any queries or have any waste to add to the collection.

Chemistry: Helen Quirk/ Naseem Aktar

Physics: Steve Holden

LEC: Sam Jones

Engineering: Ashley Jones

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