Award schemes are an excellent way to gain recognition for your own achievements or to celebrate a colleague or team. A number of internal and external award schemes are open to Imperial technicians - check out our list below.

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List of Awards

Imperial College Staff Recognition Awards

Imperial has a number of different award schemes in place to recognise the achievements and hard work of staff at the College. These awards are for all staff, at all levels, who have shown outstanding commitment and demonstrated a valuable contribution to the College's mission.

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Higher Education Bioscience Technician of the Year Award

The HE Bioscience Technician of the Year Award is open to technical staff at any stage in their career, employed in a teaching, research or management role in the HE bioscience sector.

Nominations are now closed.

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IET Apprentice and Technician of the Year Awards

The Institution of Engineering and Technology’s Achievement Awards recognise individuals who stand out from their peers and have made noteworthy achievements in their area of expertise. Nominations are closed now.

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IOP Technician Award

The Institute of Physics Technician Award highlights the diverse role of technicians in education, research and industry. The winner receives a prize of £1,000, a trophy and a certificate presented at the IOP annual awards dinner.

Nominations will open in October 2019.

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IST Outstanding Trainee/Apprentice Award

The IST award for Outstanding trainee or apprentice acknowledges the exceptional contribution that newly trained technicians are bringing to the technical workforce, and recognises the effort and dedication required to successfully qualify.

Nominations are closed now.

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Papin Prizes

Held biennially, the Papin Prizes recognise the skills, talent and experience of technicians in higher education and research. The next round of prizes will be advertised in 2021.

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RSC Higher Education Technical Excellence Award

The Royal Society of Chemistry’s HE Technical Excellence Award is for individuals or teams demonstrating exceptional contributions to technical support within the HE sector.

Nominations will open in October 2019.

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Science Council CPD Awards

The CPD Awards celebrate outstanding professional development in science, showcasing examples of good practice and continuous improvement. They celebrate the professional development efforts and achievements of registrants across the four Science Council registers: Registered Science Technician (RSciTech), Registered Scientist (RSci), Chartered Scientist (CSci) and Chartered Science Teacher (CSciTeach).

Nominations are now closed.

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THE Technician of the Year Award

The Times Higher Education Outstanding Technician of the Year Award is open to technicians working in any discipline in UK HEIs and research institutes and will be given to an individual whose exceptional practical skills, commitment and vision have enabled the highest quality teaching, research or knowledge transfer.

Nominations are now closed.

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WISE Technician Award

The purpose of this award is to raise the profile of technician as a career path for girls who want a hands-on practical role. Are you a technician working in STEM who loves what you do? Will your story help inspire the next generation of technicians? If so, share your story with girls and women who might find their niche as a technician by nominating yourself, or someone you know.

Nominations are closed now.

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