Technician Commitment

NDTC Survey
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Bringing excellence
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Broadcasting our work
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Facilitating research
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Pillaring our University

The Technician Commitment is a university and research institution initiative, with support from the Science Council, UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and the Gatsby Charitable Foundation’s Technicians Make It Happen campaign.

Our University is a signatory of the Technician Commitment since 2017 and pledges to ensure the visibility, recognition, career development and sustainability of our technical staff.

Three year action plan 2020-23 (.pdf)


The NDTC Survey

Thank you for everyone who took part in this survey, we are currently evaluating the data and will feed back to you soon.

National Technician Development Centre


Complete the survey Read the FAQs

The survey has been tailored to align with the 4 pillars of the Technicians Commitment’s initiative, as described above. This aims to tackle the key challenges affecting technical staff across all disciplines. It will provide us with an understanding of the diverse nature of technical roles within our University and will enable us to deliver positive change. The results of the NTDC survey will subsequently feed into our next Technician Commitment Action Plan, to ensure that your needs as technicians are met.

To receive more information on how and why the survey is done please click here.

Meet the Technicians

Get in touch
If you would like to get involved and find out more about what The Technician Commitment can do for you, please contact the Technician Commitment team, Gregor Grant, Monika Steinke or Jenna Hopkins by emailing