Fellowship demonstrates a personal and institutional commitment to professionalism in teaching and learning in higher education. Across four categories, from Associate to Principal, Fellowship provides individuals with recognition of their practice, impact and leadership of teaching and learning.
Advance HE has a number of services available to institutions that can support your staff to understand the Fellowship process and draft their applications.
I think the most important thing that I’ve got out of being a Senior Fellow is the external recognition you receive from your peers. It gives you a profile. What’s interesting is that people ask me for advice in terms of teaching and learning. People know you are interested in pedagogy and will help support them."
Catherine Higgs, Senior Lecturer, University of the West of England
These one-day workshops prepare a group of staff to make applications for Fellowship at a specific category. The workshops can be run online and provide a dedicated space to focus on the requirements of Fellowship, review example applications relevant to participants’ contexts and to plan applications.
Workshops are delivered by Senior or Principal Fellows and draw on examples relevant to the institution’s and participants’ contexts.
In-house Fellowship writing retreats
With expert support on hand, our online in-house Fellowship Writing Retreats provide a structured and guided environment in which to construct an application plan for Fellowship. The writing retreats are delivered aligned to a specific category and are open to a maximum of 10 participants per cohort.
Through writing retreats, participants will identify strong examples of professional practice from which to draw and develop a Fellowship application to meet the requirements for professional recognition at the appropriate category.
In order to make workshops and writing retreats cost effective for those with a small cohort wishing to taking part, we are also able to pair or group institutions to reduce operating costs.
Draft application reviews
A review of a draft Fellowship application can be provided to each applicant. By an agreed date or set of dates, each applicant will send their draft application to an experienced Advance HE consultant for review. The consultant will review the application and provide annotated feedback, including points for further development, by email directly to the applicant.
Are you an individual looking for support with applying?
We have a number of services available to support you if you are thinking of applying for one of our categories of Fellowship, from our category tool to help you find out which category is most closely aligned to your practice, to online courses and writing retreats designed to help you create an application that fully reflects your practice.