Technical Skills and Conference Fund announced

February 28th, 2019

A new fund has been set up to support technicians at the University of Nottingham.

The University of Nottingham’s Technical Skills and Conference Fund has been launched to support technical staff in their development, enabling them to attend courses and conferences to further their skills and expertise.

The University has a diverse technical base of the highest quality in terms of skill, knowledge and expertise and employs over 700 technicians across campuses in the UK, China and Malaysia. They have skills that span a wide range of disciplines and make a fundamental contribution towards the University’s aims to deliver excellence in research and knowledge exchange, teaching and the student experience.

In 2017 the University of Nottingham signed up to The Technician Commitment — a sector-wide initiative, backed by a range of stakeholders, to ensure visibility, recognition, career development and sustainability for the technical community in higher education and research.

The University’s Vision for Technical Talent was launched in December 2018 and aims to ensure that our technical staff are world-class and that the University of Nottingham is the employer of choice for technical talent. We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining the highest-quality technicians.

To be eligible to apply to the Technical Skills and Conference Fund you must be a member of staff of the Technical Services Job Family.

There are four application deadlines:

  • 31 March 2019
  • 31 May 2019
  • 30 September 2019
  • 31 January 2020

To apply, please complete the Technical Skills and Conference Fund application form which is available at


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