News Archive

October 2016

The Universities Federation for Animal Welfare (UFAW) are actively seeking applications to their grants and awards which are available for research and projects in Animal Welfare.

For further information about the awards and grants available please follow the link above

September 2017

The Institute of Animal Technology (IAT) have updated our popular Careers Brochure for 2018

This new update provides the latest information on the various career opportunities available.

The Career Pathway has been updated to include the new Apprenticeship scheme and the brochure contains more details about this exciting scheme for Animal Technologists.

You can download a copy of the careers brochure by following the link above

20th February 2017

To celebrate the IAT Tech Month a new range of “A Caring Career” merchandise has been launched including a new hoodie featuring the winning IAT mouse logo competition winner, a new polo shirt with a subtle IAT logo and to celebrate the IAT has provided all branches with a free IAT “A Caring Career” lanyard for all members.


The IAT Youth Reps suggested the development of the new IAT hoodie and polo shirts and these high quality garments are now available to order, costing just £22.00  for Polo Shirts and £26 for Hoodies.


Polos are available in S/M/L sizes and Hoodies in S/M/L/XL/XXL sizes and postage is £2.80 per item.  We are expecting these items to be extremely popular and have already had pre-orders and so please be aware that delivery may take around 3 weeks.


For every item purchased the IAT will donate £1 to the Animals in Science Education Trust.

10th August 2017

Welcome to the first instalment of the Concordat on Openness newsletter. This quarterly email of all things Concordat related will let you know what’s going on at UAR and what our Concordat signatories have been up to

September 2017

The NC3Rs laboratory mouse aggression crowdsourcing study has now been launched.


The study is open to all technicians working within licensed facilities across the world and the aim is to collect data on the prevalence and triggers of cage aggression in group-housed male mice.


There is more information available on our website where you can view a video tutorial which explains the project and can also download the data collection template. Comprehensive instructions on how to collect the required data are included in the tutorial.


If this is of interest, we recommend that data collection is started by 23 October 2017 at the latest to ensure that technicians can complete the data collection tasks in full. Data must be submitted to the NC3Rs by 30 November 2017.


Participating technicians can claim up to ten hours of Continual Professional Development (CPD) credits from the Institute of Animal Technology.

September 2017

Are you currently a full Member or Fellow of the Institute with two years’ consecutive membership, who wants to make a difference?
Do you want to be involved in developing the future of the Institute of Animal Technology?

If the answer to the above two questions is yes then listen up:
The Institute of Animal Technology (IAT) is actively seeking new Council members, so whether you are interested in welfare initiatives, communications, education and training or just want to have a say, then why not get more involved in your professional body and join Council?

Click the link above for more information and an election form

HE Bioscience Technician of the Year Award

October 2017

The Royal Society of Biology has recently launched a HE Bioscience Technician of the Year Award in collaboration with UBMA.


The award seeks to recognise the superb work of bioscience technical staff. It is open to all technical staff working in the HE bioscience sector in the UK and Ireland.


For more information and to apply, please visit the RSB website

23rd January 2018

This workshop is designed to provide practical knowledge and tools that delegates can take back into the workplace. You’ll discover how to be equipped for any practical competency assessment situation and deliver a confident, consistent performance, every time. The programme will allow delegates to discuss issues with the facilitators/ trainers, to interact and share experiences with the group and to learn from delegates from other organisations.

Delegates are eligible to receive 5 LASA/LAVA/IAT CPD points

For more information and details on how to register please click on the link above

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