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?

Geoffrey Howell

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...

National Technician Development Centre and Technical Managers in Universities announce partnership to work together for the technical community in Higher Education

The National Technician Development Centre and the Technical Managers in Universities group have today announced a partnership to work together...

Celebrating one year of the National Technician Development Centre

The National Technician Development Centre is today proudly celebrating one year since its official opening. Based in Sheffield, the National...

Our partners

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