University of Edinburgh Technician Awards

Information about the Technician Awards.

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University of Edinburgh Technician Awards

The University of Edinburgh Technician Awards aim to recognise the exceptional contributions of technical staff to the University. In particular they aim to reward those who excel in what they do, who “go the extra-mile” in their work, in their contribution to the life of the University and in the provision of support to their colleagues, School or College.

2023 Winners

Contributions to Learning & Teaching: Linda Clark and Michael Mullin

Contribution to Infrastructure and Facilities: John Blackhurst

Contribution to the University's Culture, Community and Environment: Charli Corcoran

Contribution to Research and Innovation: Edith Paxton

Apprentice/Trainee Technician: Matthew Proudfoot


Congratulations to all the Technicians who have been shortlisted for an award.

Award Categories.

There are five Technician Award categories: 

It is anticipated for awards to be awarded once a year as part of the University’s Technician Week. 

We encourage all University staff and students to think of technical staff who have performed exceptionally well over the last year and to nominate them now.

How to nominate.

Nominations are now closed.

  • All nominees will be notified that they have been nominated. 

  • Each nomination will be evaluated by the panel. 

  • If a large number of nominations is received within one category, the panel may decide to also award a reasonable number of ‘highly commended’ mentions in addition to selecting a winner. The winner of each category will receive £500.

  • Winners will be announced during Technician Week (4-8 September 2023). 

  • The results will be displayed on this website and shared via other communication channels across the colleges and wider University. 

the sponsors of Technician Week 2023: Merck, Somalogic, RS group, Arco, Brand, Starlab, BioPharma Group and UoE Colleges & HR