Advance HE provides international professional recognition of experience and expertise in learning and teaching in higher education. It demonstrates a commitment to teaching, learning and the student experience, through engagement in a practical process that encourages research, reflection and development.
Benefits of Fellowship
Fellowship bring you a range of benefits:
- Consolidates personal development and evidence of professional practice in your higher education career;
- Provides a valuable measure of success and is increasingly recognised by international institutions;
- Demonstrates commitment to teaching, learning and the student experience, through engagement in a practical process that encourages research, reflection and development;
- Fellowship is increasingly sought by employers across the education sector as a condition of appointment and promotion;
- For individuals, to identify their expertise with the entitlement to use post-nominal letters (AFHEA, FHEA, SFHEA, PFHEA);
- Provides assurance that your institution is fully aligned with UKPSF practice and a badge of assured quality.
As of April 2019, there are over 114,000 Fellows across the world.
Recognition of your expertise
Advance HE awards four different categories of Fellowship: Associate Fellowship, Fellowship, Senior Fellowship and Principal Fellowship. These four categories reflect the wide range of professional practice carried out by individuals who teach and/or support learning in higher education; from those who have a partial role in teaching/supporting learning, through to senior professionals with strategic impact on teaching and learning in an organisational, national and/or international setting.
Fellowship Category Tool
A new Fellowship Category Tool has been designed to help you reflect on your practice. After you have answered a series of choice questions, which will take around 10-20 minutes, you will be shown your results, and a PDF report summarising your responses will be sent to you. You will be able to use this to understand which category of Fellowship most closely reflects your current practice and to reflect on your ongoing professional development and career aspirations. Learn more about which category of Fellowship is right for you using Advance HE’s Fellowship Category Tool.
Navitas HEA Fellowship Program
Learning and Teaching Services has developed the Navitas HEA Fellowship program: a ‘wrap around’ support program to assist you through the process of writing your application, creating a network of peer support and feedback, along with providing expert feedback mechanisms.
Applying for Fellowship through an individual portfolio of evidence. It is a significant task and requires deep consideration, evidence, and critical reflection of teaching practice and educational leadership.
To date, 22 Navitas staff members have been awarded Fellowship with the support of this program. Staff who are interested in applying for the Navitas HEA Fellowship program should contact Christina Del Medico or Karen McRae for further information.
Key Dates for 2019
Navitas HEA Fellowship applications 2019 timeline
|1 Jul||Call for expression of interest (Closing date 31/7/2019)|
|23 Jul||Advance HE Information Session. Watch the Play Again here.|
|1 Aug||Confirmation of applicants for 2019. Commencement of online program|
|1 Sep||Writing initial drafts with feedback and live session|
|1 Oct||Writing second drafts with feedback and live session|
|1 Nov||Writing third drafts with feedback and live session|
|30 Nov||Submission of final drafts for review by Fellowship Quality Assurance team|
|15 Jan||Final live session/ group feedback|
|31 Jan||Final submissions by applicants on the Advance Higher Education web portal (detailed instructions will be provided)|