Scientists working in a laboratory at the University of Warwick

Higher Education Technicians Summit 2017 (HETS 2017)

We are pleased to host the UK’s Higher Education Technicians Summit 2017 (HETS 2017) in partnership with the Midlands Innovation Universities (Aston, Birmingham, Leicester, Loughborough, Nottingham & Warwick) on 31 May 2017. The conference is the largest event held specifically for UK HE technical staff to date, following a highly successful inaugural summit in 2015 at Nottingham.

HETS2017 will be hosted at the University of Warwick and promotes a professional identity for technical staff in higher education and beyond. Registration for the event is free with lunch included. Due to limited spaces, early registration is highly recommended at the website below:

Keynote speakers:

  • Professor Dame Carol Robinson, Chair of Doctor Lee’s Professor at the University of Oxford, first female Professor of Chemistry at the University of Oxford
  • Sir Paul Nurse, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, Chief Executive and Director of the Francis Crick Institute and former President of the Royal Society
  • Professor Lord Kumar Bhattacharyya KT CBE FREng FRS, Professor and Chairman of the Warwick Manufacturing Group

There will also be workshop sessions which are expected to cover a range of issues of relevance to technical staff in UK higher education as well as a public celebration of the skills, talent and experience of technicians across the UK through the Papin Prizes.



The Oculus, University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4 7AL, United Kingdom



Hosted by

University of Warwick, Midlands Innovation and Science Council