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UCL's technical professionals achieve success at the HETS23

13 July 2023

The UK Higher Education Technicians Summit 2023 (HETS23) took place last week, with UCL technical professionals amongst the Papin Prize Winners.

A UCL staff member working with some materials

On 4 July, the University of Warwick hosted the UK Higher Education Technicians Summit 2023 (HETS23), where Professor Sir Jonathan Van-Tam MBE gave the keynote speech. Professor Van-Tam recognised that many of the technicians in the audience took a role in the COVID crisis, and thanked them for doing so.

Higher education and research technicians from across the UK were honoured with prestigious awards recognising excellence in academia.

UCL technical staff were represented as the following:

  • Han Wu: Contribution to Research – shortlisted
  • Christopher Thrasivoulou: Core Research Facility – winner
  • Martin Farley: Papin Medal – winner
  • Yvette Hoade: Best Poster – winner

UCL was also represented with attendees, posters, and a workshop session, which was presented together with the Science Council –Professional Registration: UCL's Roadmap to Science Council Employer Champion Award.