Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Technical Services (EDITS)
Team Member Stories
Mark McClemont - Senior Technician
I am Asexual and have been involved in some visibility work for A.V.E.N. (the Asexual Visibility and Education Network), of which I am a member.
Paul Baker - Technical Manager
One of the things I really enjoy about Reading is the flexibility. For example, over the summer months I take advantage of flexible working hours.
Natalie Franklin - Studio Support Technician
The support I received from my manager and the policies surrounding disabled staff at the university have made it possible for me to stay working.
Hong Lin - Senior Technician
It was a great surprise to be nominated for a T.H.E. award ‘Outstanding Technician of the Year’. I was shortlisted and went on to win the award.
Bilge Yerdelen - Health and Safety Co-ordinator
With the support of family I made the decision to start a new life and career. I feel grateful and happy in an inclusive and supportive environment.
May Martins - Ancillary Technician
As a part time worker I have been able to network and build not only a professional network but also a community amongst my fellow team members.
Wayne Knight - Senior Technician
I began Shared Parental Leave in March 2018, I would recommend more dads to take advantage of SPL because the time I had off was so special to me.
Andrew Cripps - Technical Head
I was really pleased to be able to take four weeks childbirth support leave, and make the most of this opportunity in those early crucial weeks.
Matt Watt - Trainee Electrical Technician
I was fortunate to be given the opportunity to receive hands-on training from highly experienced members of the Technical Services Operations team.
Alice Tordoff - Trainee Technician
As a Neurodivergent (A.D.H.D.) individual it is wonderful to work in a place that is so understanding and considerate of my needs and difficulties.
Athena Swan Silver Award
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