Gareth is a sculpture technician at the University of Leeds in the School of Design. He helps students bring three-dimensional fruition to their treasured ideas; ideas that until then have only ever existed in their heads. This is his #TechnicianJourney.
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Jackie Hudson: a technician under the microscope
Excited by science as a school girl, Jackie started out as a trainee technician and will end her career in April 2019 as a technical specialist in high resolution microscopy and laboratory manager. This is her #TechnicianJourney.
Matthew Broadbent: a bespoke technician
Matthew is a mechanical engineer working in the School of Chemistry building bespoke apparatus. He works with aluminium, steel, Teflon, and bikes, although the latter is (mostly) in his spare time. This is his #TechnicianJourney.
Les Arkless – a technician with one eye always to the sky
It all started in childhood when, one Christmas, a favourite aunt gave Les Arkless the book “Birds in Colour”. Captivated by Karl Aage Tinggaard ‘s illustrations, Les’s interest in birding was ignited
Meet the new co-chair of the Technicians’ Network
Article originally published in “Technically Speaking” November 2016 A chicken factory may seem a strange place to start a technical career but Stacey Galloway made it work and is now a research technician in the University. Not only that, but she is the new co-chair of the Technicians’ Network’s. When we met, she told meContinue reading “Meet the new co-chair of the Technicians’ Network”
Stephen Burgess wins outstanding apprentice award
First published at Leeds.ac.uk on 01 February 2016 Stephen Burgess a Mechanical Engineering Technician has won the Outstanding Apprentice Award from the Institute of Science and Technology (IST). Stephen, a Mechanical Engineering Technician in the School of Earth and Environment (SEE), won the Outstanding Apprentice Award at the IST annual meeting last autumn. He works inContinue reading “Stephen Burgess wins outstanding apprentice award”
Technicians in focus – Costume
Originally published at Leeds.ac.uk on 01 February 2016 Allana Marsh: We speak with the University’s costume technician. I talked to Allana at her desk in the School of Performance and Cultural Industries (PCI) surrounded by fabulous dresses, hats, shoes and mannequins. Feeling a little underdressed I found out that Allana’s early love of sewing andContinue reading “Technicians in focus – Costume”
Technicians without borders
Originally published at Leeds.ac.uk on 18 May 2016 A technician from the Faculty of Biological Sciences found a way to help with the Ebola epidemic – he went to Sierra Leone to work in a diagnostic laboratory testing for the virus. Many of us sit at home watching tragedies unfold on the television news andContinue reading “Technicians without borders”
Walking the technician’s beat
Originally published at Leeds.ac.uk on 28 July 2016 Sitting opposite Sue Keat in the Faculty of Biological Sciences canteen, it’s hard to imagine her in a dingy car park, handcuffing a drug dealer who is resisting arrest. However, that is the reality of her dual life; lab technician during the week and Special Constable atContinue reading “Walking the technician’s beat”