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£16m investment to power up people who play vital role in research

£16m investment to power up people who play vital role in research

The UK’s Research Technical Professional (RTP) community has received a £16m cash injection to power up technical talent and expertise in higher education, research and innovation. The multi-million-pound grant has been awarded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences...

UK Institute launches suite of technical leadership programmes

UK Institute launches suite of technical leadership programmes

40% of people in research and innovation roles employed in higher education said lack of leadership skills were a barrier for career progression in the UK.*  To help tackle this leadership gap and invest in the future of the UK’s science, engineering and creative...

Why universities should embrace T Level placements  

Why universities should embrace T Level placements  

Joanne Hartley-Metcalfe, University T Level Support Manager for the UK Institute for Technical Skills and Strategy (UK ITSS) discusses why universities should embrace T Level placements and how they contribute to longer-term sustainability of technical skills and...

Leadership journey begins for 201 Herschel Programme technicians

Leadership journey begins for 201 Herschel Programme technicians

201 technicians from 66 higher education and research institutes have started their six-month leadership journey on the 2024 Herschel Programme for Women in Technical Leadership. The unique Research England funded programme for current and aspiring technical leaders...

Decoding the data – how to improve diversity and skills in HE

Professor Andy Noyes, Research Lead for the UK Institute for Technical Skills & Strategy, Professor of Education, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Nottingham shares his views on HE workforce data as the annual data set is released.  The annual HESA Staff...

£200k funding boost for Physics Technical Apprentices

£200k funding boost for Physics Technical Apprentices

A national pilot has launched in time for National Apprenticeships Week (5-11 February 2024) to kick-start investment into Physics Technical Apprentices within UK higher education and research. National data has identified that the UK higher education sector has an...