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.
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|
|19.8%||Information Systems Services|
News and Events
Congratulations to Sara Baldock on a recent publication in Advanced Materials Technologies
Sara Baldock’s work, with a team of multidisciplinary scientists, demonstrates the concept of laser-3D printing of electronics in vitro & in vivo supporting a role for this technology in future medical applications.
Thanks to the Chemistry department for a great Technician's Forum held in Chemistry on 18th April.
There were some great presentations including an update on the Career Framework (previously Career Pathways) and short talks on Outreach, CPD and Sustainability. Technicians were also updated on progress on the Technicians Commitment and invited to comment on priorities for the action plan for the next 3 years currently being formulated. Please do fill in the form circulated by Tim Gregson by email on 19th April.
Events Accordion Accordion
Science Museum: New David Sainsbury Gallery
The science museum opened a new Gallery on November 3rd 2022 -The David Sainsbury Gallery - showcasing the fascinating world of technicians. The interactive gallery immerses visitors in the varied world of the technician from creating visual effects on a Hollywood film set to analysing samples in a Medical laboratory.
Leading Your Technical Team Programme (LYTT)
The Institute of Science & Technology is pleased to announce that the Leading Your Technical Team Programme (LYTT) consisting of the Leading Your Technical Team and Building on Your Leadership Skills courses will now be offered through the IST. The Leading Your Technical Team programme has a long and well-respected history. It has been running for 30 years with more than 1,200 technicians who have been through the programme over this time. The programme content has continued to adapt and develop in line with changes in HE and it continues to be held in very high regard by HE senior managers and staff developers. Its high reputation is maintained through delivering a very high standard of technical management training via experienced HE managers, in a practical context with the reality of managing in a university technical environment.
The courses which are geared toward delivering the fundamental and key skill elements for leading and managing people, particularly in a technical team. Both programmes follow a similar format, in that the learning is enhanced through informal and highly participative sessions that include active discussion, exchange of ideas and delegate group work.
LYTT Programme Administrator
The Institute of Science and Technology
Kingfisher House, 90 Rockingham Street
Sheffield S1 4EB
T: 0114 276 3197
CPD Hub - Explore CPD Courses from HEaTED
Welcome to the CPD Hub. Below you can browse our range of CPD activities that we offer, designed to inspire technicians at every stage of their career.
Courses such as:
- Teaching & Learning Skills for Technicians
- Leadership & Management skills for Technical Staff
- Generating income with technical facilities & Services
Teaching & Learning Skills For Technician
Become equipped with the tools you need to teach, demonstrate and contribute effectively to the student experience.
This is an approved training course by the Royal Society of Chemistry
Type of Course: Personal Development
Course Reference: HFFC-001, HOC-018
RSC members with an active membership number can receive 20% off this course*.
Technical staff are increasingly taking on teaching and demonstrating roles. Whether it is one-on-one training on specific techniques or small group training and demonstrating, this course will equip you with the tools you need to perform this role and contribute effectively to the student experience. The course is recommended for technical staff with a role in training or teaching undergraduates, postgraduates, post-docs, new colleagues and apprentices. The content of the course has been designed to cover key topics, linking theories of teaching and learning together with workplace experiences, thereby providing a more holistic approach to learning. It is relevant to all academic disciplines and will promote personal and professional development, which is valuable to both you and your employer.
Delivery will be by informal active learning sessions (group activities/ discussion), discovery learning and reflection on current practice. Discovery learning forms a large part of the programme and as such collaboration amongst participants to discuss core concepts and reflect on current practice is actively encouraged, to create a more tailored learning experience.
LU Faculty of Science and Technology have signed up to the LEAF initiative
Developed by Sustainable UCL, the LEAF (Laboratory Efficiency Assessment Framework) framework describes sustainability criteria against which individual labs can be audited, with the aim of achieving Bronze, Silver or Gold accreditation. By taking part in the programme, laboratories will help reduce their carbon emissions, save plastics, water, energy and other resources while creating an environment that supports research quality. Lancaster is the 80th UK Institution to sign up for LEAF.
There is currently a small enthusiastic team of Technical staff leading on LEAF within the FST but the initiative is open to all Faculties. Labs are audited internally, by a team of volunteers from within the University. If you want to get involved please contact one of the following:
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