Advance HE is proud to announce it has awarded over 150,000 teaching and learning Fellowships, enhancing the quality and status of teaching and learning around the world.
Fellowship is an internationally recognised badge of professional success for those who teach and support learning in higher education.
Across four categories, Associate, Fellow, Senior and Principal, Fellowship provides individuals with recognition of their practice, impact and leadership of teaching and learning. Awarded to applicants who demonstrate their teaching practice conforms to the UK Professional Standards Framework, Fellowships can be achieved through direct application to Advance HE or via an accredited institutional programme.
Fellowships are embedded in the UK and have been adopted by increasing numbers of higher education institutions globally, from the Americas to Australasia.
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Having reached a significant milestone in Fellowship, we are inviting our colleagues to join us in celebrating awards to over 150,000 higher education professionals across all four Fellowship categories.
Advance HE Chief Executive, Alison Johns, said, “What a fantastic achievement to reach 150,000 teaching and learning fellows around the world, particularly during one of the most challenging periods ever for delivering higher education.
“The commitment that all fellows demonstrate to teaching, learning and the student experience is key to student success and an incredibly important aspect of their own personal development. Whether Fellow, Associate, Senior or Principal, it is strong evidence of professional practice in higher education and increasingly sought after by institutions as a condition of appointment and promotion.”
Stephen Marston, Chair of Advance HE’s Board and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Gloucestershire, said, “Congratulations to all the most recent fellows and welcome to Fellowship. This global community represents a dedication to professional development and a recognition of successful teaching and learning.”
Dr Jing Guo is a Lecturer in Nutritional Biochemistry at the University of Northampton. She is our 150,000th fellow after successfully applying for Fellowship through an accredited programme as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Reading. She said: "I am delighted that I have achieved Fellowship from Advance HE! This excellent recognition inspires me to develop further my own teaching practice and pursue a full Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice."
James Else, Head of Postgraduate Studies at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance is also a new Fellow. He said, “I found it really valuable to take time to reflect on my teaching skills and how I can develop a pedagogical approach which speaks to the demands of higher education, the profession and the creative possibilities of being an artist today.
"Becoming a teaching and learning Fellow helped enable me to focus on these often conflicting demands and consider how best to continue to develop the excellence at the Northern School of Contemporary Dance.”
New Senior Fellows
Ellen Spender is a Senior Lecturer at Swansea University and new Senior Fellow. She said, "Achieving Senior Fellowship is an honour, the completion of which enabled me to focus on my successful teaching strategies and broadened my awareness of my responsibilities to optimise the student experience.
"The completion of my Fellowship equipped me with a heightened awareness of pedagogical issues and enabled me to develop techniques which enhanced my teaching. It enabled me to become a ‘reflective practitioner’ by holding discussions with my colleagues, students and through peer observations which encouraged me to reflect on the apparent success of my strategies, placing positive student engagement at the forefront of my teaching to promote active learning."
بفضل الله و توفيقه حصلت اليوم على الزمالة العليا البريطانية في التعليم والتعلم في التعليم العالي(Senior Fellow) @AdvanceHE خالص الشكر لعمادة تطوير التعليم الجامعي @IAU_ded لتنظيم هذا البرنامج. وكل التقدير لسعادة عميد كلية علوم الحاسب وتقنية المعلومات على الدعم الدائم @IAU_CCSIT pic.twitter.com/T0jZG1hSXS— د. سمية الجميل (@SumayhAljameel) September 28, 2021
Rounded off this week learning of my Associate Fellowship with @AdvanceHE. A process made enjoyable through delivery by colleagues from @StirUni. A reminder of the value of reflection and peer support too! Hope to gain more experiences of teaching this academic year!— Alban Dickson (@AlbanDickson) October 8, 2021
Congratulations to David Hyatt, Director of Learning and Teaching at @EducationSheff for receiving the prestigious @AdvanceHE Principal Fellowship as recognition for his strategic leadership in the field of doctoral pedagogy 👏https://t.co/VHdzysDo2J— University of Sheffield Staff (@Sheffunistaff) October 7, 2021
It has taken me a long while but finally got confirmation that I have achieved #SFHEA 😀 pic.twitter.com/oNc1jGuJiQ— Dr Rachael Major RN 💙 (@rachaelmajor1) September 28, 2021
We have a range of services available for those looking for additional support with their Fellowship, Senior Fellowship and Principal Fellowship applications including our Fellowship Application Builder. Find out more.
Our Principal Fellow Record of Educational Impact (PFREI) one-to-one support sessions are aimed at colleagues who are in the process of completing their Principal Fellow application and need more guidance on the Record of Educational Impact (REI) element. Find out more.