The online Senior Fellow Writing Retreat is an invaluable opportunity to have the time and space to progress your application to become a Senior Fellow, receiving expert analysis and feedback in the process. Held over one day, the retreat offers you the chance to transform your notes and thoughts into an application that matches Advance HE’s criteria for Senior Fellowship.
Senior Fellowship offers you the chance to be recognised for your sustained record in teaching and learning and specific aspects of teaching provision, showing that you have demonstrated a thorough understanding of effective approaches to teaching and learning support as a key contribution to high quality student learning.
The Senior Fellow Writing Retreat enables you to engage in some critical reflection about your professional practice and influence on others in higher education. It will provide you with an opportunity to discuss experiences with others in the process of completing their own Senior Fellowship applications. The retreat also allows time and space to process your thoughts and draft that all-important narrative for your Senior Fellowship submission.
“The Senior Fellow Writing Retreat provides you with the opportunity to progress with your application and engage in critical reflection about your professional practice in higher education,” says Rajesh Dhimar, Fellowship and Awards Adviser at Advance HE. “You will gain a clear understanding of the criteria required to become a Senior Fellow. The event offers you time out of your busy schedule to work in an open, independent and focused way to consolidate your professional practice, gaining support from peers who are also aspiring to achieve Senior Fellowship in the process.”
The retreat includes a briefing on what becoming a Senior Fellow entails, plus group discussions and one-to-one advice and guidance about completing your application. The day’s agenda follows a flexible format catering to the needs of those attending.
The Senior Fellow Writing Retreat is intended for small groups. Space is therefore limited, so booking early is advisable.
Who should attend?
Anyone with a sustained record of effectiveness relating to teaching and learning – incorporating for example the organisation, leadership and/or management of specific aspects of teaching and learning provision – who is looking to attain Senior Fellowship.
Who is delivering the programme?
Fellowship and Awards Advisor (Membership and Accreditation Directorate), Advance HE
Raj is a highly committed, enthusiastic and experienced professional in higher education. Raj holds the position of Fellowship and Awards Advisor at Advance HE (formed from the merger of the Higher Education Academy, HEA Equality Challenge Unit, ECU and Leadership Foundation for Higher Education, LFHE in 2018). Following eight years in Sheffield Hallam University’s (SHU) Learning and Teaching Institute (LTI) working as a Lecturer in Educational Change, researcher and academic developer in higher education. Raj joined the HEA in August 2011 to manage and support the development of the professional recognition service, working with individuals, departments, schools, faculties and institutions in the United Kingdom (UK) and globally to enhance quality teaching in higher education.
Fellowship is an international recognition of a commitment to professionalism in teaching and learning in higher education and demonstrates that your practice is aligned with the Professional Standards Framework (PSF).