About Us

TMU is an informal voluntary association of technical managers and supervisors working within engineering, technology & science to support a wide range of disciplines in universities throughout the United Kingdom.

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We have a growing membership and continue to welcome new members where their work has a technology or engineering element.

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Knowledge Base

A collective where individuals and groups can benefit from advice and experience of colleagues working in like environments.

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Hold an annual conference hosted at a university in the UK, where they can enjoy and participate in a relevant programme of presentations, talks and discussion.

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Why Become a Member?

Membership of TMU is totally free, and opens the door to a vast network of experienced
professionals from across the higher education sector.

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Members reviews

What our members say?

Being a member of TMU has been really useful, I have widened my network of colleagues and I’ve been able to call upon members of the group for guidance and information. I also find that the conferences are very informative and it really helps when the workshops are relevant subjects for the sector.

Geoffrey Howell - University of Sheffield
Photo Andy Patrick

On the recommendation of colleagues, I joined TMU and attended the recent conferences at Sheffield and Bristol. This has helped me build a network of friends who offer me help and support in my new role.

Andy Patrick - Workshop Supervisor

Over the years I have seen TMU grow and develop into an organisation which has a vibrant and engaged membership and one which is keen to offer a support network to members, assisting them in adapting to the changing landscape of todays HE environment.

Natalie Kennerley - Technical Manager
Press Release: National Technician Development Centre for Higher Education

The National Centre will be based in Sheffield and will tackle the shortage of specialist technical skills in the Higher...

Press Release: Lord Sainsbury opens the National Technician Development Centre based at the University of Sheffield

Lord Sainsbury was a special guest at the opening ceremony of the National Technician Development Centre for Higher Education which...

Our partners

Logo - The Institute of Science & Technology UK
Logo - Science Council UK
Logo - HEaTED
Logo - Gatsby Foundation