GW4 Technical Staff Webinar Series 2021

January 27, 2021 - July 27, 2021

The GW4 Technical Staff Webinar Series aims to encourage collaboration and sharing of best practice across the GW4 Alliance universities by bringing together technical staff and external speakers to discuss key topics in a webinar format.

The GW4WARD programme supports GW4 technical staff at all career stages across the alliance. This webinar series compliments other development opportunities for technical staff under the GW4WARD umbrella, such as our professional registration scheme and travel bursaries.

The webinars will be offered monthly, from January to July, with each focused on a different theme. By providing a rich programme of webinars, the aim is to both support professional development in a variety of relevant skill areas, and to provide a valuable networking opportunity for colleagues from across the GW4 Alliance.

The webinars are aimed at all those employed as technical staff at the GW4 universities of Bath, Bristol, Cardiff or Exeter.

Details of each of the webinars in this series can be found below. If you have any questions, please contact the Talent and Skills team at

Next event – Be Green: Sustainability in Research

Date and time – Tuesday 22nd June 2-3.30pm

For our June webinar we’ll be joined by Martin Farley, managing LEAF (the Laboratory Efficiency Assessment Framework developed by UCL), and by colleagues driving progress in Sustainable Science and Green Labs at the University of Bristol: Anna Lewis (Sustainable Science Manager) and Dr Natalie Griffiths-Stubbs (Research Technical Manager). In this event you’ll hear more about LEAF and the crucial role of technicians in improving sustainability in research.  As well as hearing from our expert speakers there will be opportunity to discuss your local initiatives and challenges around cold storage and plastics use in particular.

To attend, please register via this form. Joining instructions will be sent to all registered attendees via email.

For any questions about this event please contact

Further dates for your diary

  • 27th July 2021 – An Introduction to HEaTED: CPD for Technical Staff (HEaTED, Liam Barr)

All webinars will begin at 2pm and last for 1.5 to 2 hours depending on the format. Registration links for each webinar will be shared approximately one month prior to the event.

Previous events: 

January Launch event: Technicians Commitment, Wednesday 27th January, 2-4pm
Speaker: Kelly Vere, Midlands Innovation TALENT programme
Host: Anneke Lubben, University of Bath

February: Digital Skills for Technical Staff (panel session)

March: UKRI – Supporting Technicians in a Research Environment

April: Professional Registration – with the Science Council and Engineering Council

May: The 3Rs in Animal Research with the NC3Rs