Photo of Employer Champion launch event at The Open University with registrants receiving their certificates

The Open University awarded Employer Champion status

At an event on 17 March 2017 The Open University’s Executive Dean, Simon Kelly, was presented with a plaque to mark their Employer Champion status. The first seven members of staff who achieved professional registration were also presented with their certificates. Among them were Registered Science Technicians and Registered Scientists.

Members of staff gathered at the Milton Keynes campus to hear from Technical Manager, Julia Barkans, who played an important role in the achievement of this award.

“We are delighted to be working with the Science Council to get our technical staff professionally registered.”

Julia Barkans, Head of Laboratory Facilities, The Open University

Outside of the event Associate Dean (Research & Scholarship), Professor Helen Sharp, said:

“We are very proud to have been awarded Employer Champion status from The Science Council. This award recognises that The Open University values its technical staff and the support they provide to our research and teaching and that it is committed to investing in their professional development and promotes professional registration.”

Professor Helen Sharp, Associate Dean (Research & Scholarship), The Open University

As a result of becoming an Employer Champion, The Open University will be working with the Science Council to support their scientific staff to achieve professional registration.

Find out more about how the Science Council is working with Higher Education to support excellence in teaching and learning.

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