Exeter awarded Technician Commitment Impact Award

The University of Exeter has been awarded a Technician Commitment Impact Award.

The University of Exeter has been awarded a Technician Commitment Impact Award to recognise the progress made against its action plan over the course of the past last 3 years.

The Technician Commitment is a university and research institution initiative, hosted by the UK Institute of Technical Skills and Strategy (UKITSS), which aims to ensure the visibility, recognition, career development and sustainability of technical careers.

Exeter submitted its stage 3 self-assessment and action plan in January this year. The Impact Award celebrates the progress made on this journey, and was presented to Dr Charlotte Murphy, Director of Technical Strategy & Operations, and Emma McArdle, Project & Operations Manager and Technician Commitment Lead, by Kelly Vere MBE, Director of UKITSS, at a Signatory Event held at Techniquest in Cardiff on the 15th May.

Dr Charlotte Murphy: “I am delighted to accept this award on behalf of the whole technical community at Exeter. We are being recognised nationally for our work as sector leaders regarding technical strategy and development.

“It is fantastic that Exeter is being recognised nationally for their commitment and it is testament to the hard work of all Technical Strategy & Operations staff. I want to thank our working group in particular for all their hard work to move us to this place.”

In addition, we are very pleased to have been featured in a new sector report: Inception to Impact: Seven Years of the Technician Commitment which details how far we have come since joining the Commitment as a founding signatory in 2017.

For more information on the Technician Commitment, including who it is for and how you could get involved, please see our website .