Photo from left to right: Claire McAlinden, Operations Director at QUB, Natalie Kennerley, NTDC Deputy Director, Professor Ian Greer, QUB Vice Chancellor, Mel Leitch, NTDC Specialist Advisor, Dr Karen Henderson, Director of Technical Services at the University of Reading, Professor Mark Price, QUB Pro Vice Chancellor.
NTDC Partner Queen’s University Belfast hosted its first Technician Commitment Event on Wednesday the 9th of January 2019.
The event celebrated the expertise and contribution of its 240 technicians and was attended by technical staff and the University’s senior leaders.
NTDC Deputy Director Natalie Kennerley spoke at the event about the challenges facing many institutions technical staff and services and how the NTDC and Technician Commitment can help those HEIs. Natalie also talked about the importance of Professional Registration for technicians and the role of professional bodies such as the IST.
Mel Leitch, NTDC Specialist Advisor and Technical Manager at Newcastle University’s Institute of Neuroscience and Dr Karen Henderson, Director of Technical Services at the University of Reading illustrated how they are using the NTDC tools, such as the Skills Audit, to understand and enhance their technical services.
You can hear from Professor Mark Price, QUB Faculty Pro Vice-Chancellor (Engineering and Physical Sciences) in the video below and you can read more about the event on the QUB website.