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Technical staff

Technicians are an integral part of Lancaster’s teaching and research activity and directly support the delivery of the 2020 strategy. Technicians are increasingly involved in delivering the practical skills necessary for specialist techniques and are operating in an environment of increasingly complex equipment. Key to the recruitment, retention and development of high quality technical staff is the availability of relevant development opportunities, which promote the sharing of good practice and enhancement of skill sets-all key elements of the People Strategy. 

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Professional Development Opportunities 

Termly Technical Forum Dates and Booking Links:

Michaelmas term

Lent Term

Summer Term

External Development and Links

Institute of Science and Technology (IST):



National Technician Development Centre:

OED offers a number of leadership and management development programmes that are available and relevant to technical staff, dependent on your level and experience of leadership and management, i.e. first-time supervisors/team leaders, middle managers and senior leaders.

For full details and information on how to book a place, please visit the relevant programme descriptions via the following links:

Internal Development

Staff Development Portal :

Career Management Resources:


Leadership and Management Development:

Career Management Masterclasses:


Apprenticeship briefings:


IT Training:

In addition, the Elective Management workshops series is also available to technical staff who have management and supervisory responsibilities. The series includes a number of stand-alone workshops that cover a variety of topics relevant to the management role.

For a broader range of personal and professional skill development you may also be interested in the Lancaster Professional Programme and the health and safety training opportunities 

For general enquiries, please email OED

Please read our information on accessibility and cancellation charges within this programme. For general enquiries, please email OED.