Regional Networks

Our HEaTED Regional Network Events are an invitation for technicians, staff development and other related colleagues to work together, bringing their experiences and expertise to discussions on issues like training and development, models for best technical and strategic planning and practice, proficiency standards, and changes in policy and practices.

Below is where you will find details of your nearest Regional Network, the Coordinator, and dates for the next events.

Members should also register for the HEaTED Online Groups where you will find all Regional Network Event reports, and discussions with colleagues from across your local region.  See below for more information.

HEaTED Online Groups

These are a new facility designed to linked closely to the Regional Networks.  The Online Groups are where are HEaTED members from across the regions can access the Regional Network Event reports and any associated discussions and resources, and see what hot topics are being shared with colleagues across the region. We actively encourage members to contribute to discussions even if they are unable to attend the events, as this ensures that you are kept up-to-date with progress, hot topics, and sharing of best practice – your opinions and comments are important to the entire technical community so please get involved.

Click here to be taken to the Online Group for your region!

Click here to download a User Guide for the groups

 

London

The London Regional Network is now being managed by the HEaTED team centrally

Contact email: admin@heated.ac.uk

Contact telephone: 01904 328173

Our plans for the coming 2013-14 academic year are to bring more Regional Events to members institutions in and around the region, and to work with our members to bring more training and development to the region.

If you would like to nominate your organisation to host a forthcoming Regional Network Event (funding of up to £1000 per event is available through the HEaTED Regional Network Grant Scheme then please contact us.

For more information on how we can support technical training and development in your organisation or to request a meeting please contact admin@heated.ac.uk or Tel 01904 328173.

 

South East

The South East Regional Network is now being managed by the HEaTED central team

Contact email: admin@heated.ac.uk

Contact telephone: 01904 328173

The HEaTED team are now managing the South East Regional Network.

Our plans for the coming 2013-14 academic year are to bring more Regional Events to members institutions in and around the region, and to work with our members to bring more training and development to the region.

If you would like to nominate your organisation to host a forthcoming Regional Network Event (funding of up to £1000 per event is available through the HEaTED Regional Network Grant Scheme then please contact us.

For more information on how we can support technical training and development in your organisation or to request a meeting please contact admin@heated.ac.uk or Tel 01904 328173.

 

South Coast

Regional Network Coordinators: Maxine Hart & Pam Morgan

Contact email: southcoast@heated.ac.uk

Contact telephone:

Biographies:

Maxine Hart: Maxine has been working as Programme Administrator in the Professional Development Unit at the University of Southampton since August 2011, where her role entails co-ordination of training and development for staff and postgraduate researchers.  Before this, Maxine worked in the Faculty of Medicine, Health & Life Sciences as a Personal Assistant.

Maxine says:  “Initially, I was encouraged to take on the role of the South Coast Regional Co-ordinator by my line-manager (the Leadership & Professional Skills Development Advisor for the Professional Development Unit) who has been actively working with our Technicians over the past few years, and is a passionate advocate for HEaTED.  Then, following some work with our own technicians, I saw this as an opportunity to contribute to more sustainable development for technical staff across the region – something which I am very much looking forward to.

My role as a Regional Network Co-ordinator for HEaTED  is to organise and co-ordinate the South Coast Regional Network meetings and online Communities which will provide useful networking opportunities for Technicians, and a unique chance to share ideas, and information.”

Pam Morgan: In my current role I lead on Leadership and Professional Skills Development supporting all university staff, but have a particular and longstanding interest in technical staff development.

I joined the University of Southampton Staff Development Team in 2001, having previously worked in learning and development roles in the commercial sector, local government,   further and continuing education.

A number of years ago, working with Southampton technical staff, and drawing on good practice in the sector, we set up the University of Southampton Technical Staff Forum.  Our goal was to extend and improve technical staff training provision and effectiveness through closer collaboration with technicians themselves.

The University has been a member of HEaTED since its inception but now more than ever, it offers major benefits which were not easily available to us in the past and I am therefore a strong advocate for its new approach.  I volunteered myself (and my colleague Maxine) as Regional Network Co-ordinators  because I believe HEaTED to be a great vehicle for bringing technical staff together across institutions and, through professional registration, to raise the profile of this important group of staff.

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South West

The South East Regional Network is now being managed by the HEaTED central team

Contact email: admin@heated.ac.uk

Contact telephone: 01904 328173

The HEaTED team are now managing the South East Regional Network.

Our plans for the coming 2013-14 academic year are to bring more Regional Events to members institutions in and around the region, and to work with our members to bring more training and development to the region.

If you would like to nominate your organisation to host a forthcoming Regional Network Event (funding of up to £1000 per event is available through the HEaTED Regional Network Grant Scheme <underlined copy to be hyperlinked to PDF download of scheme overview previously supplied for news article>) then please contact us.

For more information on how we can support technical training and development in your organisation or to request a meeting please contact admin@heated.ac.uk or Tel 01904 328173.

 

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East of England

Regional Network Coordinators: Helen Charlwood & Jenny Harman

Contact email: east@heated.ac.uk

Contact telephone:

Biographies

Helen Charlwood – I have worked as a Development Facilitator at the University of Hertfordshire since November 2007, following a 20 year career in IT.  My main role is delivering personal, leadership and team development events across the university. I am Belbin Team Role accredited, have developed accessible workshops in (amongst others) Project Planning, Career Development and Effective Communication and am passionate about encouraging technical staff to engage with their own personal development.

I became the UH contact for HEaTED in 2008 and have worked in partnership with Jenny Harman (Technical Manager, UH School of Life and Medical Sciences) since 2009 to encourage the use of HEaTED as a development tool for Technical Staff at UH. Together we coordinate the East of England Network and we see this joint approach as essential to gaining the maximum benefit from HEaTED at both local and regional levels.

Development and learning are key characteristics of the East of England Network, with the focus on learning from each other and leaving the events with new ideas and ways of working at your HEI. All are welcome and HEaTED members have the additional benefits of access to outputs from the events and to the online forum where discussions can continue.

Jenny Harman - Jenny is a Technical Manager in Life and Medical Sciences at the University of Hertfordshire. Since 2003 she has managed a large team of technical staff across biosciences, geography & environmental sciences, and sports, health & exercise sciences.  This follows on from varied technical career in diverse fields including research parasitology and managing an environmental field station.

Jenny says:  “Throughout my career training, education and development have been tremendously important to me -(currently in Health and Safety, previously in gaining an MBA) – at each stage opening up new opportunities. The most exciting project I am currently working on is the design of a new science building for UH.

I have been working with Helen Charlwood (Human Resources Development Facilitator at UH) since 2009 on advancing the training and development of technical staff at UH. Having found that HEaTED offered a great opportunity to take this aim to more technical staff we became joint Regional Co-Ordinators for the East of England Network.

Higher Education is changing fast, and we in the technical community have a fantastic opportunity to influence and build the future of technical services. I believe the Networks can provide a vital link with colleagues from similar institutions, allowing us to learn from each other and generate new ideas about preparing to rise effectively to the challenges ahead.”

 

West Midlands

Regional Network Coordinator: Antony Jones

Contact email: westmidlands@heated.ac.uk

Contact telephone: 0121 414 2726

Biography:

Antony Jones is currently the Technical Support Manager for the College of Life and Environmental Sciences at the University of Birmingham and has been at the institution since 1988.

Antony first began working at the University as a Technician and progressed into senior management by grasping new opportunities including becoming the Scientific Facilities Manager and Operations Manager.  Antony is heavily involved in technical staff development reviews and has always been keen to support technical staff development.

Being a member of the M5 Universities Operations Group, Antony is keen to arrange future technical staff meetings and conferences to share skills, experiences and enhance knowledge transfer across the region.

“Having started my own career as a technician, I was involved in day to day interactions with technical staff from various themes within the institute. I understand the role, responsibilities and expectations of technical staff in HE. Therefore, the opportunity to be Regional Co-ordinator for HEaTED was ‘too good to be true’ and I’m extremely excited to meet as many technical and professional services staff as possible.

I hope to share my own experiences, skills and knowledge to support technicians in their professional development and career aspirations using  the HEaTED network as a catalyst.”

 

 

East Midlands

Regional Network Coordinator: Steve Taylor

Contact email: eastmidlands@heated.ac.uk

Contact telephone:

North West

Regional Network Coordinators: Arthur Nicholas

Contact email: northwest@heated.ac.uk

Contact telephone:

Biography:

Arthur has a great depth of knowledge and experience acquired through working as a career Scientist and Management Practitioner in the Higher Education sector. He is currently working as Faculty Estates Officer for the Faculties of Life Sciences and Medical & Human Sciences at The University of Manchester. He has actively participated in the development of HEaTED over a number of years contributing to the debate surrounding optimisation of its role in Technical training & development.

Arthur says:

“The role of HEaTED North West Regional Co-ordinator affords me a platform from which to work closely with and provide encouragement to Technical Managers and their staff in the Region. I am confident that the HEaTED North West Regional Network platform will enable me to deliver the support and catalytic environment in which we can interact most productively and efficiently together.  I expect our network meetings to provide us with a real opportunity to share best practice, thoughts and ideas toward enhancing the professionalism, employability and career progression prospects of our Technical staff.  To this end, we will look to maximise the opportunities provided by the HEaTED training & development portfolio.

As Network co-ordinator I will organise and co-ordinate our North West Regional Network meetings and act as a focal point between the technical community in the region and the HEaTED management team. I hope, by acting as the Regional Co-ordinator to benefit us all in advancing and shaping our profession.”

Arthur

North East

Regional Network Coordinator: Linda Robinson

Contact email: northeast@heated.ac.uk

Biography:

Linda Robinson has worked in HE at Newcastle University since November 1992; her current role is Staff Development Manager.  Linda’s responsibilities include managing an IT training service as well as a Learning Resource Centre, she is the programme manager for two of Newcastle University’s support staff development programmes and has overall responsibility for technicians’ training and development.

In November 2011 Linda was approached by HEaTED to take on the role as HEaTED’s North East Regional Network Co-ordinator.  Linda says:

“When I was approached by HEaTED in November 2011 to become its North East Regional Network Co-ordinator, I was very happy to take on this role as I felt it would link well with my responsibility for technicians’ training and development at Newcastle University. I regularly meet with technical managers from within my own organisation to discuss training and development needs and I therefore hope that by having the opportunity to meet with technical staff from across the North East region,  stronger links will be developed between the technical workforces of North East Universities.”

 

Yorkshire

Regional Network Coordinator: Jane Ginniver

Contact email: yorkshire@heated.ac.uk

Contact telephone:

Biography:

Following my graduation from the University of Birmingham in 1994 (International Studies and German) I moved straight to the welfare to work sector, where following numerous operational roles I progressed to head up the People Development team of this large national company. Whilst in this role I gained (amongst other learning and development-related qualifications) a masters degree in Strategic Personnel and Development and became a Chartered Member of the CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development).

In January 2007 I moved to the University of Sheffield to take up the post of Senior HR Adviser (Staff Development). My responsibilities include the design and delivery of leadership, management and personal development training; managing development related projects at a University-wide level, e.g. staff induction; the identification of gaps in delivery across the University and ensuring effective communications and sharing good practice amongst University staff development professionals.

I first became involved in HEaTED in 2009 when I was asked to become the University’s nominated HEaTED contact. At this point I started to look at the skills development needs and challenges facing technical staff nationally as well as locally and have since become committed to improving access to development initiatives for this very large body of HE staff.

Scotland

Regional Network Coordinator: Val Gordon

Contact email: scotland@heated.ac.uk

Contact telephone:

Biography:

Val has an Honours Degree in Biological Sciences, graduating from the University of Edinburgh with laboratory experience in Immunology, Blood Transfusion, Virology and HIV research gained from employment in Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh, St. Thomas Hospital, London and Glasgow University. She is currently a Technical Officer in Moray House, School of Education, University of Edinburgh where she supports primary and secondary school teacher education.

Val says:  “I became involved with HEaTED through a personal search for Continuous Professional Development (CPD), with the belief that learning opportunity within the workplace is strongly motivational and rewarding. I have found the HEaTED team, through their enthusiasm, professionalism and commitment, to be hugely supportive. Proud to represent HEaTED as a Regional Network Coordinator, I hope to improve communication within the Higher Education technical community of Scotland and support utilisation of the extensive opportunities for development and achievement provided by HEaTED.

Now is an especially exciting time for technical staff with the move towards professional registration. I very much want to be part of this initiative and, as HEaTED’s Regional Network Coordinator in Scotland, want to encourage as many people as possible to achieve their career potential.”

Val Gordon

Wales

Regional Network Coordinator: Antony Jones

Contact email: westmidlands@heated.ac.uk

Contact telephone: 0121 414 2726

Antony Jones is currently the Technical Support Manager for the College of Life and Environmental Sciences at the University of Birmingham and has been at the institution since 1988.

Antony first began working at the University as a Technician and progressed into senior management by grasping new opportunities including becoming the Scientific Facilities Manager and Operations Manager.  Antony is heavily involved in technical staff development reviews and has always been keen to support technical staff development.

Being a member of the M5 Universities Operations Group, Antony is keen to arrange future technical staff meetings and conferences to share skills, experiences and enhance knowledge transfer across the region.

“Having started my own career as a technician, I was involved in day to day interactions with technical staff from various themes within the institute. I understand the role, responsibilities and expectations of technical staff in HE. Therefore, the opportunity to be Regional Co-ordinator for HEaTED was ‘too good to be true’ and I’m extremely excited to meet as many technical and professional services staff as possible.

I hope to share my own experiences, skills and knowledge to support technicians in their professional development and career aspirations using  the HEaTED network as a catalyst.”

 

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HEaTED Online Communities

This HEaTED Online Communities are where HEaTED members from across the region can access the HEaTED Regional Network Meeting reports, any associated discussions and resources. We actively encourage members to contribute to discussions even if they are unable to attend the meetings, as this ensures that you are kept up-to-date with progress, hot topics, and sharing of best practice - your opinions and comments are important to the entire technical community so please get involved.

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Upcoming Events

HEaTED East Midlands Regional Network Event

Nottingham Trent University, Wednesday 11 June 2014.

Further event details and the agenda will be posted here in due course but you can book your free place now by completing the booking form below.

If you are not able to attend this event but would like to contribute to the items discussed please visit the HEaTED East Midlands Online Group HERE and reply to the topic set up for this event.

Please note, if you are booking less than 5 working days before the event we may not be able to guarantee you a delegate pack or catering – you will be notified of this on confirmation of booking.

*This is a FREE event but you must complete the booking form below to reserve your place*

Refreshments and lunch will be provided

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