National Technical Strategy Group

The Role of the Group

  • Act as a national network of senior technical leaders providing a platform for wider communication, cooperation, collaboration and support within the technical community and beyond.
  • Provide advice and support on strategic issues affecting the provision of technical services across both HE and industry, that are of both national scale and significance. This includes anticipating the likely impact of external factors i.e. Brexit, changes to the funding and political environment and national infrastructure projects etc, assessing the likely impact(s) of these factors on technical services and/or the wider UK economy.
  • Working with the leaders of existing initiatives (Technician Commitment etc) to further encourage the wider recognition of the diverse range of skills, knowledge and experience within technical services and the wider contribution made by this staff group (including TEF/REF and overall student experience for HEIs).

For more information on this group, please contact Dr Richard Cutting on r.cutting@shu.ac.uk