We were commissioned to create this inspiring short film by The Science Council and The Gatsby Charitable Foundation. It was screened at the ‘One Year In’ event at the Tower of London in November 2018 for Lord Sainsbury and selected guests.
The Technician Commitment is a university and research institution initiative led by a steering group of sector bodies, with support from the Science Council and the Gatsby Charitable Foundation’s Technicians Make It Happen campaign. The Commitment aims to ensure visibility, recognition, career development and sustainability for technicians working in higher education and research across all disciplines. Universities and research institutes are invited to become signatories of the Technician Commitment and pledge action against the key challenges affecting their technical staff. More than 35 universities and research institutions from across the UK have backed a pledge to support their technicians. Five target areas have been identified, which universities and institutions will work to improve to safeguard vital technical skills. The commitment will ensure greater visibility, recognition, career development and sustainability for technicians across all disciplines.