Calling all technicians and research teams: join the N8 Research Partnership and the National Technician Development Centre in our Twitter campaign celebrating #N8Technicians.
We want to give a platform to our fantastic technicians across the north, individuals who play a vital role in research, to shout about and showcase the valuable work they do across the eight partnership universities: Durham, Lancaster, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Sheffield and York.
From Monday 15th June we’re asking technicians across the N8’s northern universities to join our campaign by tweeting a photo of yourself, proudly holding up a ‘T for technicians’, and telling us about one or more of your brilliant achievements in your role to date. Use the hashtag #N8Technicians in your tweets, so that we can find and share your posts with everyone in the N8 network.
We will be sharing some of the best tweets on our N8 twitter feed and website, so please share this campaign with someone you think should be part of the #N8Technicians conversation.
Director of the N8 Research Partnership, Dr Annette Bramley said “Technicians across our universities are invaluable. They help to drive forward our research and innovation programmes which benefit the economy and communities across the Northern Powerhouse. They have played a key role in our universities’ responses to the Covid-19 crisis and maintaining crucial facilities during lockdown. It’s time for us to celebrate and thank our powerhouse of technical talent and by showcasing their skills and contributions.”
If you work with technicians in your team or department, we want to hear from you too. Tweet us a ‘T for technicians’ photo in support of your fantastic colleagues, and don’t forget to tag them in your tweet! The importance of technicians’ roles can sometimes be overlooked so it’s time to stand up and celebrate their hard work and contributions to our teams.
“After recently joining the National Technician Development Centre as a Partner Affiliate, the N8 Research Partnership is looking forward to exploring ways to promote the resources available for technician development, and helping to create a sustainable future for our talented technical staff.”
The NTDC are supporting the #N8Technicians campaign to promote the often overlooked value that technicians bring to research teams across the North. Without the dedicated support of technicians in laboratories, special facilities, design suites and many other areas, there would be no research and teaching. Technicians are massively important in all aspects of Higher Education and Research, and deserve this opportunity to celebrate their hard work.
We are also delighted to be co-hosting the upcoming Technician Partnership Conference with N8 Research Partnership and Newcastle University on 24th June – now being hosted as a virtual online event.