Technician Commitment

 The Technician Commitment is a university and research institution initiative, led by a steering group of sector bodies, with support from the Science Council and the Gatsby Charitable Foundation’s Technicians Make It Happen campaign.

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About the Technician Commitment

The University of Edinburgh signed the Technician Commitment in September 2017 recognising the important role technicians play in research, teaching and supporting students.  The University employs 1000 technicians working across all subject areas. 

Watch this video featuring University of Edinburgh technicians talking about the Technician Commitment

Find out more about the Technician Commitment 

Action Plan

The University of Edinburgh's action plan commits to supporting technicians across the University in the following areas :

  • Visibility - Ensuring that all technicians within the organisation are identifiable and that the contribution of technicians is visible within and beyond the institution
  • Recognition – Supporting technicians to gain recognition through professional registration
  • Career development – Enabling career development opportunities for technicians through the provision of clear, documented career pathways
  • Sustainability - Ensuring the future sustainability of technical skills across the organisation and that technical expertise is fully utilised

View the University of Edinburgh's action plans below.

TC Action Plan (2021-2023) (557.8 KB / PDF)
TC Action Plan (2018-2020) (548.01 KB / PDF)


Get Involved

All staff have a part to play in achieving these aims, whether in a technical, academic or a leadership and management role. 

Find out how to get involved with the Technician Commitment