Technical Staff Development

The University of Stirling subscribes to the Higher Education and Technicians Educational Development body HEaTED. HEaTED is a membership organisation dedicated to support professional development of Technical staff from all disciplines and specialisms in Higher Education and related fields. 

What is the role of HEaTED?

HEaTED’s role is to Identify, source and develop specialist training courses for technical staff from all disciplines.

  • Provide members with discounted rates on specialist and soft skills professional development and training opportunities.
  • Manage Regional Networks to enable colleagues from neighbouring institutions to meet and discuss hot topics, share best practice, promote development opportunities and more.
  • Provide an online community where members can expand on discussion from Regional Network Events, raise hot topics, and share discussion and best practice with colleagues from other institutions.
  • Use the Regional Network Events and online communities to serve as a 'representative voice' for the UK Technical Community in Higher Education.

How can I join?

As a member of staff at the University of Stirling, you have access to a range of HEaTED's exclusive member benefits. To start receiving benefits please register yourself via the HEaTED website - go to, click 'Register Now', and fill in the short online form. This will enable you access to the following:

Regional Network Events

HEaTED Regional Network Events provide you with a unique networking opportunity with peers and colleagues across disciplines and Institutions in your area. Information on your Regional HEaTED Network Coordinators and the next event in your Region can be found at

HEaTED Online Community

The online communities are where HEaTED members from across the regions can share best practice, access HEaTED Regional Network Event reports, take part in discussions and share resources. To Sign up to your local online community, please click here.

HEaTED Course Directory

The full list of training and development opportunities available can be found in the course directory on the HEaTED website

HEaTED Professional Development Roue Map

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