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Support for Fellowship applications

We have a range of services available for those looking for additional support with their Fellowship, Senior Fellowship and Principal Fellowship applications.

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.

Fellowship demonstrates a personal and institutional commitment to professionalism in higher education and provides individuals with recognition of their practice, impact and leadership of teaching and learning. We award 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.

Want to find out more about Fellowship?

Find out more about Fellowship categories, the UKPSF and recognition of your expertise.

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Next steps

After you have prepared your application by taking part in either the Fellowship Application Builder or a Writing Retreat, you can find out more about how to how to apply for each category of Fellowship in our dedicated Fellowship section.

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Fellowship Category Tool

Not sure which category to apply for? Our Fellowship Category Tool has been designed to help you to reflect on your practice.

After answering multiple-choice questions, which will take around 10-20 minutes, you will be sent a PDF report summarising your responses. The results will help you understand which category of Fellowship most closely reflects your current practice and to reflect on your ongoing professional development and career aspirations.

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Fellowship Application Builder

Support for direct Fellowship applications

Advance HE is delighted to offer the Fellowship Application Builder: a six-week online, self-directed course designed to enable individuals to use their experience of their teaching and supporting learning practice in higher education to develop a direct application for Fellowship (Descriptor 2 of the UKPSF).

This fully online course has been developed to provide an accessible and convenient format for you, with a time commitment of 2-3 hours per week. It provides the support and guidance to develop your application for Fellowship (FHEA), to help you as you prepare for submission. Access to the course materials will also be available for a further two weeks to allow you some time to revisit any of the units and activities so that you can finalise your application ready for submission. 

There are six units of study (over six consecutive weeks):

Each unit is self-directed to be undertaken at your own pace, with a synchronous one-hour session taking place between units 3 and 4, this session will be scheduled after enrolment to ensure a convenient time for all participants, including those from different time zones.

  • Unit 1: Welcome to the course, Orientation and Introduction
  • Unit 2: Working with the UK Professional Standards Framework (PSF)
  • Unit 3: Writing for success
  • Unit 4: Building your application
  • Unit 5: Supporting Statement and essential components of the application
  • Unit 6: Submitting your application

 

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Fellowship Application Builder

Starts: 7 June 2021

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Fellowship Application Builder

Starts: 21 June 2021

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Fellowship Application Builder

Starts: 12 July 2021

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Download our information sheet to find out more about the course. 

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Writing Retreats

Writing Retreats offer the rare opportunity of space and time to think via one-to-one peer coaching and expert analysis to process your thoughts and craft your narrative for your Senior or Principal Fellowship submission.

The writing retreats enable you to engage in critical reflection about your professional practice, influence and strategic leadership in HE. They provide an opportunity to discuss your experiences with others also in the process of completing their applications, enabling you to consider your personal impact, your contribution to the student experience and the academic practice of others.

It was wonderful to get an opportunity (and the time) to reflect on achievements and realise we have done a good job! The session really clarified what is needed for the application and the concrete examples were extremely useful. Alison Hood, Dean of Teaching and Learning, Maynooth University

Senior Fellow Writing Retreats

Senior Fellow Writing Retreats are an online opportunity for anyone with a sustained record of effectiveness relating to teaching and learning, including leadership or organisation of specific aspects, and who is looking to attain Senior Fellowship (SFHEA).

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, by providing the time and space to progress with your application, receiving expert analysis and feedback in the process.

Senior Fellow Writing Retreat

Date: 24 June 2021
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Senior Fellow Writing Retreat

Date: 13 July 2021
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Principal Fellow Writing Retreats

Principal Fellow Writing Retreats are online events designed for anyone who is a strategic leader in learning and teaching with institutional responsibilities looking to attain Principal Fellowship (PFHEA).

Our writing retreats create time and space to progress with your application to become a Principal Fellow, receiving expert analysis and feedback in the process. Held over one day, the retreat offers you the chance to transform your rough notes and thoughts into an application that matches Advance HE's strict criteria for Principal Fellowship.

Principal Fellow Writing Retreat

Date: 29 April 2021
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Principal Fellow Writing Retreat

Date: 18 May 2021
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Principal Fellow Writing Retreat

Date: 8 June 2021
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Principal Fellow Writing Retreat

Date: 22 June 2021
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International Principal Fellow Writing Retreats

New for 2021 - Following the successful move to online delivery of our UK-based Principal Fellowship writing retreats, Advance HE has created a new and inclusive model of delivery for our global members.

Delivered flexibly to enable participation from international members, the International Principal Fellow Writing Retreat enables you to engage in critical reflection about your professional practice and strategic leadership in higher education. It will provide you with an opportunity to discuss experiences with others in the process of completing their own Principal Fellowship applications as well as recieving expert feedback and guidance.

International Principal Fellow Writing Retreat

Date: 9 March 2021
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Principal Fellow Record of Educational Impact Support Session (PFREI)

These support sessions are aimed at colleagues who are in the process of completing their direct Principal Fellow application (Descriptor 4 of the UKPSF), who need more guidance on the Record of Educational Impact (REI) element. Participants will be asked to complete a template on which to collate their strategic interventions, and will receive constructive feedback in a one-to-one session with an experienced Advance HE reviewer to help them progress their Principal Fellow applications.

Interested participants should book their place to receive a directed template to complete and will be contacted directly to arrange a convenient time for a virtual one-to-one session with the reviewer.

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