“On behalf of the Steering Group, I would like to welcome you to the 2nd edition of the newsletter for Technical Excellence at Manchester (TEaM), which has now 264 people subscribed to the TEaM email distribution list.
In this issue, in addition to the quarterly round-up of TEaM news, technical achievements, welcoming and introducing new starters and dates for our diaries, we have:
Article: Manchester signs up to the Technician Commitment
Promotion or Event: TEaM feedback sessions
Article: Apprenticeship Technical Vacancies – Live Now!
Staff Profiles: Peter Leigh (Hum), Marie Emerson (FSE), Brian Landamore (FBMH)
Article: Academic Perspective with Prof Andrew Horn (Director of Teaching and Learning) and Prof Tony Whetton (Director of Stoller Discovery Centre and Manchester Precision Medicine Institute)
Editorial: How has CPD given my career a new lease of life? By Sandra Taylor
As the new academic year approaches, you can see that there are lots of changes underway – the Technician Commitment by the University is a great step forward for an institution that previously didn’t acknowledge technical staff as a grouping in its published literature. Likewise, the new intake of apprentices should change the dynamic of the technical cohort, just as our new academic champion will bring a different flavour to the support we receive at the highest level. Hopefully, you’ll see TEaM changing too: to increase the relevance of the events and tours we put on and explore new ways we can fulfil our mission statement. We need your views for this, so please sign up for the feedback sessions we are running over the next 3 months via Staff Learning and Development. (https://app.manchester.ac.uk/HUMNS8596).
I would speculate that the majority of you reading this are already engaged with TEaM, but for those of you who aren’t, I would like to encourage you to ‘subscribe’ to TEaM for emails and visit the TEaM blog, (details below), so that you can enjoy all the benefits that our network offers; TEaM is a cross-Faculty network, open to all staff with a technical role.
Don’t forget, we are always looking for contributions to bring together technical staff from all areas of the University, to share our experiences and celebrate our vital contribution to teaching and research within our University and beyond. So, if you have a news story or announcement for the next issue please email: email@example.com. For further editorial details, please see the TEaM blog (http://blogging2.humanities.manchester.ac.uk/team/).”
Rae Watkins (Chair)