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Mathematics and Science Learning Centre

HEaTED South East/South West joint regional network event Event

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10:30 - 16:00
15 July 2019
Boldrewood Innovation Campus, University of Southampton, Burgess Road, Southampton, SO16 7QF

For more information regarding this event, please email Kira Terry at .

Event details

The HEaTED Regional Network meeting provides a forum for discussion, networking, tours of facilities and communication between technical managers, technical staff, and staff development/HR colleagues. The event promotes training events, the sharing of knowledge, skills and best practice among technical staff and increased awareness of the opportunities and facilities provided by HEaTED and all member institutions.

Audience: Technical Staff, Technical Managers, Technical Team Leaders and Staff Development colleagues from HE and FE Institutions across the London and South East area.

Event agenda

10:30 -11:00 Arrival, registration, tea and coffee - Attendees sign up to their breakout session choice.
11:00 -11:15 Welcome – Stephen Franey, HEaTED Regional Network Lead, South East and Steve Gaze, HEaTED Regional Network Lead, South West, University of Bristol
11:15 -11:45 Keynote Speaker – Prof James Wilkinson, “The Technician’s Commitment” and Q&A
11:45 -12:30

Breakout Sessions (45 minutes, please select 1 session)

1. Personal leadership – Leadership & Management Development team, University of Southampton
2. Time management – Leadership & Management Development team, University of Southampton
3. Professional registration work shop – Stephen Franey CSci

12:30 -13:00 Post it session - Sharing best practice on the Technician’s Commitment; visibility, career progression, recognition and sustainability.
13:00 -14.00 Lunch and networking - Prof Mark Spearing, VC interim and Prof Bashir Al-Hashimi, Dean of Faculty Engineering and Physical Science, University of Southampton in attendance.
14:00 -15:30

Tours of the Boldrewood Campus

1. National Infrastructure Laboratory - Heavy Structures Lab, a double-height lab for the testing of large scale structures and components. Testing and Structural Research lab, for testing structures, components and materials at a range of scales and under a range of environmental conditions and temperatures. An advanced Geomechanics laboratory with scaled and full-scale physical testing capabilities.
2. Design Show – exhibiting the design proposals and models produced by our undergraduate engineering students. Last year’s show can be viewed at 
3. Towing Tank – 140m long tank with wave making facility
4. Airbus Noise - Technology Centre anechoic wind tunnel.

15:30 -15:55   Suhel Miah, HEaTED Programme Manager
Overview of the current issues facing technical staff and the wide range of support available from HEaTED for staff development, including training and network events. The session is interactive, allowing attendees to shape future HEaTED provision in their region and own institution, through training needs analysis, and provides information on becoming a training provider through HEaTED. We will also provide an update on professional registration opportunities for Arts Technicians and signpost routes for further support through the HEaTED Competency Assessment Toolkit for Technicians (CATTS).
15:55 -16:00

Event evaluation form completion, goody bag pick up and depart.

Breakout sessions

1. Personal Leadership
This session will offer you practical methods for identifying and planning your personal development. You will explore the benefits of self-reflection and collecting feedback and how these can be used to inform your development. During the session you will discuss and explore the different development opportunities available to you. We will also share a preview of the new Line Manager Toolkit, which is being developed by the University of Southampton to support line manager development.

2. Masters of Time: time management for technicians
This session will demonstrate a time management tool which you can use to analyse and plan your time, as well as to influence through logical and realistic conversations about prioritisation. The tool will provide a fresh way of looking at prioritising your tasks which you will be able to apply straight away. You will share ideas from other technicians about time management pressures and priorities and how to handle them.

3. Professional registration work shop- Stephen Franey CSci
Every scientist and science technician has a responsibility to themselves, and to society, to work with integrity, keep their skills and knowledge up to date and consider how their science affects the world around them.
The Science Council registers provide you with independent recognition of your achieving and maintaining the exacting standards required to join the global community of professional scientists. Only people on the Science Council’s registers can say they are registered professional scientists and use the postnominals.
In this work shop I hope to demystify the professional registration process,  go through the different professional award levels ( RSci Tech, RSci and CSci) and the various awarding  professional bodies. In this interactive session we will look at how to fill in the competence report though the Science Council’s common application process.   

Speaker information

Professor James Wilkinson, BSc(Eng), PhD, CEng, FIET, SMIEEE, University of Southampton, Head of Integrated Photonic Devices, Associate Dean Planning and Strategy at the Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC).

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