Episode 011: Ideas in Academic Practice: Technicians gaining AdvanceHE Recognition

In this episode​, Rosa Spencer (Professional Development Manager at Newcastle University) and James Davoll (Creative Practitioner and Technical Manager at Newcastle University) talk about evidencing and gaining a ​category of HEA fellowship ​from ​Advance HE from a technician’s perspective.

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This discussion begins with James’s experience as a technician and an educator, and how his journey led him to write a guide for all technicians to help them demonstrate and evidence their work as being aligned with the UKPSF.  You can read and download the guide here: https://www.ncl.ac.uk/research/nu-technicians/

James and Rosa talk about some of the complexities for both the technician and the university in the role of a technician as an educator, and they reinforce Advance HE’s and the university’s belief in recognising the contribution Technicians make to teaching and supporting students through HEA Fellowships.

This podcast is part of a suite of podcasts developed from the meetings of the Academic Practice Board of Studies and for more information on the work and support of the Academic ​Practice Team please contact: apt.lts@newcastle.ac.uk or visit https://www.ncl.ac.uk/ltds/professional/

Links from the episode

HEA / AdvanceHE Technician Guide – https://www.ncl.ac.uk/media/wwwnclacuk/research/files/HEATechnicianGuideUpdate.pdf

National Technician Centre –

Technician commitment booklet –

Newcastle University support in achieving AdvanceHE recognition –

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