Higher Education Technician Summit (HETS) returns for 2021

Higher Education Technician Summit (HETS), which celebrates the success and achievements of technicians in higher education and research returns in November 2021.

Date: 10 November 2021
Time: 09:00 – 16:30
Location: East Midlands Conference Centre at the University of Nottingham

The UK Higher Education Technicians Summit (HETS) is dedicated to sharing best practice amongst technical staff working in higher education and research in the UK and Ireland. As a highly skilled workforce, around 30,000 technicians currently underpin research, teaching, knowledge transfer and innovation at UK universities and research institutes.

HETS 2021 is being held at the East Midlands Conference Centre at the University of Nottingham, and is sponsored by Midlands Innovation in partnership with the Science Council.


  • Fran Scott, Engineering Presenter and Pyrotechnician
  • Professor Dame Ottoline Leyser Chief Executive of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) (via video)
  • Professor Andy Long Provost Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University of Nottingham

Several workshops will be delivered on a range of topics and the acclaimed Papin Prizes will be presented to technicians across nine categories.

Technicians of all levels and disciplines are invited to register here: https://hets2021.eventbrite.co.uk



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