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Technical Staff Conference 2019 “Technicians….creating solutions, providing results”

29 May 2019

Tue, 18 June 2019 09:00 – 17:00 BST

Queens Building, School of Engineering, 5 The Parade, Cardiff, CF24 3AA

The third Technical Staff Conference takes place on Tuesday 18th June this year and, as part of Cardiff University’s commitment to technical staff, we love to see as many of you there as possible. This year’s Technical Staff Conference will be held in the School of Engineering, Queens Building.

Technicians from all 3 colleges and professional services are invited to attend this one day conference which will provide opportunities to network with colleagues from many different schools. There will be a range of sessions to choose from including health and safety, wellbeing, and a supplier exhibition. This year we will offer longer sessions in the afternoon to provide more in depth training in the workshops. Free registration includes lunch and all refreshments throughout the day. 

The conference will also include the presentation of the Science Council Employer Champion status to Cardiff University by the Chair of the Science Council and presentation of certificates to those who have achieved professional registration.

Attached is this year’s programme (a few details still to be added), so you can see all the great workshops that are on offer and decide what you would like to attend on the day. It’s a great opportunity to learn something new, talk to a range of suppliers showcasing their latest products, meet technical staff from across the University and beyond and get a great lunch.

There are only 2 weeks left to book your place so click on the link and get your ticket –


8.45 – 9.45 Registration,
Tea & Coffee – Supplier Exhibition

9.45 – 9.55 Opening address

9.55 – 10:15 Communicating with our technician community
An update on the Technician Commitment and promoting the role of technicians at Cardiff.
Jenni Kampf and Cath Hancock, Cardiff University

10.15 – 10.45 Keynote speaker 1 Overview of Cardiff University’s Contribution to Space Instrumentation Projects
Prof Carole Tucker, Cardiff University

10.45 –10:55 Comfort break 

10.55- 11.40 Keynote speaker 2 Microwave Science
Prof Adrian Porch, Cardiff University

11.40 – 12:00 Professional Registration Awards
Helen Gordon – Chief Executive Science Council

12:00 – 13:00 Lunch and Supplier Fair

13:00– 14:30 Workshop Session 1
(see workshop sheet and sign up)

14:30 – 15:00 Tea & Coffee and Supplier Fair

15:00 – 16:30 Workshop Session 2
(see workshop sheet and sign up)

17:00 – Networking and Social opportunity – see fliers and eventbrite link for the location and details

Please note that a CU photographer will be at this event taking photographs which may be used in future publicity material both internally and externally. If you do not wish your image to appear, please contact the organisers or let the photographer know on the day.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Contact Rhodri Baker, Fiona Gagg or Liese Ganderton by email if you have any questions including information on dietary requirements.

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