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IST Supports Down’s Syndrome Association – Workfit

DSA - Workfit
The Down’s Syndrome Association is the IST’s designated Charity for 2017. Down’s Syndrome Association (DSA) is the only national charity in UK dealing with all aspects of Down’s syndrome aiming to help people with DS live full and rewarding lives. Read More »

IST Conference 2017 – 14th September *Early Bird* Discounts


IST One-day Technical Conference 2017
The Mercure Grand Hotel, Leicester
Date: Thursday 14th September 2017
Time: Start 10.00 and close at 16.30

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HEFCE to release the TDM’s Toolkit for Technical Staff in 2017

If we want to prevent an imminent technical skills shortage in science and engineering – we need to enhance the excellence of the technical workforce says Terry Croft. And that’s exactly what the TDM team at Sheffield University hope to do when they launch their Toolkit for technical staff later in 2017.

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Royal Academy of Engineering and Science Council launch major initiative to improve diversity and inclusion

Science Council Logo RAENG-logo The science and engineering professions are taking a big step forward to improve diversity and inclusion across science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) careers. The Royal Academy of Engineering and the Science Council are launching a new framework, the first of its kind, to help professional bodies assess and monitor their progress on diversity and inclusion, with an event to be held at the Institution of Civil Engineers on Thursday 15 December. Read More »

IST’s New Initiative Championing Arts and Media Technicians

Arts/Video Technician

The Institute of Science and Technology, the professional body for technicians, is creating a new initiative to champion arts and media technicians.

The IST is committed to developing the professional profile of our arts and media-based technicians, specialists and managerial staff and we are now moving towards developing an Arts Register so that technicians working in the arts will be able to gain professional registration. Read More »

IST Registrants Win Science Council CPD Awards

Each year the Science Council hosts a day-long forum to discuss issues facing both professional bodies and individual registrants around CPD.

This year’s forum saw the second Science Council CPD Awards presented to the winners and commendations. The award is designed to celebrate the efforts and achievements of Science Council registrants and to offer them recognition for their broad and diverse range of professional activities. Each Licensed Body was invited to nominate up to two registrants from each register and the judging panel then awarded a winner from each register, and one highly commended nominee. Read More »