Join us for #TECHOGNITION from 4-8 March 2019


Following the success of #TECHOGNITION 2018 we will be running the event again this year from 4th - 8th March 2019. As well as this site, keep an eye on the Facebook page, Twitter feed and the monthly newsletter for more information.


#TECHOGNITION is a national celebration of School Science Technicians, recognising the importance of this essential role in science education.

In 2016, conducted a UK-wide survey covering many aspects of the school science technician role. One significant outcome of the survey was that the vast majority of the respondents felt school leaders and the government do not understand the role of school science technicians.

We feel that without recognition and a full understanding of the role by school leaders, the issues surrounding the poor pay and conditions that many technicians work under cannot be suitably addressed.

With this in mind, in conjunction with UNISON and Gratnells bring you #TECHOGNITION - a week-long event celebrating the work of school science technicians with the aim of publicly showcasing their vast knowledge and the variety of tasks that the job entails.

How do I Take Part?

Prior to the event, you can order one of our FREE event packs (available from Monday 4th February). A limited number of packs will be available but you can still take part without one.

During #TECHOGNITION week:

  1. Take a photo of yourself or a technician colleague at work. It can be something spectacular or routine but must feature a genuine part of your job!
  2. Upload the photo to our event website at where you will be entered into a daily prize draw.
  3. Upload it to Twitter, Facebook or Instagram using the #TECHOGNITION hashtag and a brief explanation of what you're doing in the photo.
  4. Share #TECHOGNITION posts on social media and keep an eye on for news and giveaways from our event partners.

Technician wearing face shield PPE

Technician next to skeleton

Technician organising electrical leads

2019 Event Sponsors & Associates

#TECHOGNITION is brought to you by, UNISON and Gratnells.

If you are a laboratory supplier or other organisation who would like to support the event please contact