GW4 Technical Staff Professional Registration Scheme

Please note applications to this scheme are now closed.

In line with GW4 universities’ commitment to the Technician Commitment, GW4 aims to support all technical staff to gain recognition, through registration with professional bodies and learned societies. Professional registration provides public recognition for your knowledge and experience, demonstrates your fitness for leadership, and helps you develop the skills and experience needed to progress in your career. The aim of the scheme is to enhance this recognition and elevate your visibility across the four partner institutions.

To do so, GW4 is currently inviting applications to its GW4 Technical Staff Professional Registration Scheme. As a successful applicant to this scheme, GW4 will provide you with:

  1. Financial support by covering the first year of your membership fees;
  2. A networking event to meet other successful applicants to the scheme and learn about professional registration from those who have completed the process;
  3. A point of contact to provide guidance on the submission of your professional registration application successfully.

If you are technical staff at a GW4 university and wish to apply for the GW4 Technical Staff Professional Registration Scheme, please complete this form.

This bursary applies to technical staff at all levels of each institution and is a competitive process. Applications will be assessed by the GW4 Technical Infrastructure and Knowledge Working Group (membership available on request).

Eligibility and further details:

To be eligible, you will be employed as technical staff at the Universities of Bath, Bristol, Cardiff or Exeter. You will need to agree that all money will be spent by the end of July 2020, recognising that for some professional bodies subscription deadlines may extend beyond this period. You will also be required to have the support of your Line Manager/PI to release you to attend the networking event.

Please note: whilst GW4 will pay for the initial professional body membership, individuals will be required to pay to cover their own individual registration fee if they decided to apply for accreditation and subsequent annual fees.

GW4 does not prescribe a list of approved professional bodies; if you would like to discuss a specific choice please contact the named institutional leads below.

Bristol: Steve Gaze (

Bath: David Williams (

Cardiff: Ian Brewis (

Exeter: Elizabeth James (

If you have any questions, please contact the GW4 Talent and Skills team at