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  Have you seen this new UoS technicians feature?
Posted by: E.Gifford - 01-30-2017, 03:49 PM - Forum: General Discussions - No Replies

Hi everyone, 

Have you seen this great new feature from the University of Sheffield?

"Back in November we put a call out asking for stories about how technicians make things happen and we received some great case studies from colleagues across the University.

We've put all of these stories together into a staff feature page which you can find at: 


Each case study has its own web link so you can easily find and share individual stories.

This week we will be sharing content on Twitter via @sheffunistaff and encourage you to retweet and post your own stories and observations. https://twitter.com/Sheffunistaff

Also this week, John-Paul Ashton, Research Technician and Network Coordinator in Biomedical Science, is taking over @shefunilife, tweeting about his life at the University. Please give him a big welcome.

This project is in support of the national campaign technicians make it happen, showcasing how technicians are vital to society; and the commitment of colleagues in Technical Development and Modernisation to ensure recognition and development of the University's technical workforce.

Thank you to everyone who submitted a case study; we've really enjoyed putting this feature together and hope you enjoy reading and sharing the stories."

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  Cryogenic User Event in Coventry
Posted by: Cresswell1664 - 01-19-2017, 06:00 PM - Forum: General Discussions - No Replies

Are you a cryogenic user?

Do want to upskill and meet other cryo users?

If the answer is "yes" read about the forthcoming cryo users meeting here.

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  Registering on the forum - without an .ac.uk email address
Posted by: E.Gifford - 01-18-2017, 11:31 AM - Forum: FAQ's - No Replies


We usually only allow people to sign up with their work email addresses (ac.uk) to avoid spammers who also use popular free email addresses like Yahoo, Hotmail and Gmail.

If you do not have an ac.uk address but would still like to join the forum please email me at e.gifford@sheffield.ac.uk. 

The site has a two stage authentication

  1. Once you have signed up, click the link in the email that was sent to the address you used to sign up. 
  2. Then a TechNet moderator has to activate your account (this could take a day or two depending on when a moderator logs in).

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  Science Council Manchester University Employer Champion award
Posted by: lisa_grady - 01-17-2017, 11:40 AM - Forum: General Discussions - No Replies


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  Soapbox Science (for women)
Posted by: Sandra_T - 01-16-2017, 03:17 PM - Forum: General Discussions - No Replies

Are you a woman in science? Want to share your passion for your work with the public? Why not apply to become one of our 2017 Soapbox Science speakers? We have 17 events going on next year, in the UK, Canada, Australia, Italy, Ireland and Germany. Our speakers are PhD students, lecturers, readers, professors, engineers, and scientists working in the industry. To apply, just fill the form here. The deadline for applications is Friday the 24th of February 2017.


this may be of interest to some?

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Lightbulb Security / Tune up technicians-network.net
Posted by: jskevington - 01-13-2017, 08:38 AM - Forum: General Discussions - No Replies

SSL/TLS isn't enabled meaning usernames and passwords are passed through clear text and insecure. Passwords could be potentially intercepted.

Email messages are going to junk because site doesn't have SPF records. SPF records are used to let a recipients mailserver verify whether the sender was legitimate.

If you need any help configuring this please let me know.

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Smile TEaM celebrates Technical Excellence at Manchester
Posted by: lisa_grady - 01-12-2017, 11:31 AM - Forum: General Discussions - Replies (1)

Smile   TEaM celebrates Technical Excellence at Manchester

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Video Technical Excellence @ Manchester Launch Event
Posted by: lisa_grady - 01-12-2017, 10:24 AM - Forum: General Discussions - No Replies

Technical Excellence at Manchester launch event 12/12/16

The event was well attended and we received an Employer Champion award from the science council Smile

Bring on Technical networking at Manchester !


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  New articles about technicians in HE
Posted by: E.Gifford - 12-20-2016, 01:29 PM - Forum: General Discussions - No Replies

Hi everyone  Smile

There's been loads of new articles recently about technicians and the need for sustainable career pathways for technicians in HE:

Nature letter: Forge a clearer path for technical careers

Efficiency Exchange blog: A technician shaped hole in HE 

Laboratory News article: Committed to technicians 

What do people think? Has anyone seen any other articles about technicians or technical careers that they would like to share?

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  UoS Technicians share your story
Posted by: E.Gifford - 11-23-2016, 12:57 PM - Forum: General Discussions - No Replies

Hi all!

Has everyone seen the campaign launched by internal comms here at Sheffield last week?


This is to celebrate the Gatsby #TechniciansMakeItHappen campaign and technicians from Sheffield uni. 

All you have to do to share your story is write a 150 word profile of yourself and send it, along with a photo of you at work, to internalcommunications@sheffield.ac.uk by 30th November. 

They will then create a great staff feature for the website made up of technician stories. 

This is a great way to show off our technician talent at Sheffield and raise the profile of technicians throughout the university!

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