The online Advance HE Senior Fellow Writing Retreat is an invaluable opportunity to take some 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 aligned with the criteria for Senior Fellowship of the Professional Standards Framework for Teaching and Supporting Learning in Higher Education (PSF 2023).
Senior Fellowship is suitable for individuals whose comprehensive understanding and effective practice provides a basis from which they lead or influence those who teach and/or support high-quality learning. Individuals are able to evidence:
- D3.1: a sustained record of leading or influencing the practice of those who teach and/or support high quality learning
- D3.2: practice that is effective, inclusive and integrates all Dimensions
- D3.3: practice that extends significantly beyond direct teaching and/or direct support for learning.
The Senior Fellow Writing Retreat will provide the opportunity to:
- engage in critical reflection about your professional practice and influence on others in higher education
- discuss your experiences in line with the process of applying for Senior Fellowship direct to Advance HE and Advance HE expert
- take time to process your thoughts and draft aspects of your application
- raise personal questions in a confidential space that will help you to progress your goal to achieve Senior Fellowship
“The Senior Fellow Writing Retreat provides you with an excellent opportunity to progress 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 leading or influencing the practice of those who teach and/or support high quality learning in higher education and looking to attain Senior Fellowship. Please take a few moments to complete our Fellowship Category Tool before booking to help inform your decision to apply for Senior Fellowship and ensure that it is the most appropriate category of Fellowship for you at this stage in your career.
Who is delivering the course?
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. 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 for Teaching and Supporting Learning in Higher Education (PSF 2023).
Any applicant intending to apply for Senior Fellowship against PSF 2011 (only available up until 31 December 2023) should use the UKPSF 2011 Fellowship application resources. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further support.