In response to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak we have changed the delivery method of our Writing Retreats to online. The dates of the Writing Retreats have not been effected. Revised joining instructions will be sent to delegates as part of the booking process. See our COVID-19 updates page for the latest information on our services.
These offer the rare opportunity of space and time to think via 1:1 peer coaching and expert analysis to process your thoughts and craft your narrative for your Fellowship submission, so helping to fast-track your application.
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.
Anyone who is a strategic leader in learning and teaching with institutional responsibilities looking to attain Principal Fellowship.
Anyone with a sustained record of effectiveness relating to teaching and learning, including leadership or organisation of specific aspects, who is looking to attain Senior Fellowship.
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.
Fellowship brings you a range of benefits:
- Provides assurance that your institution is fully aligned with UKPSF practice and a badge of assured quality
- Consolidates and evidences personal development and professional practice.
- Provides a valuable and globally recognised measure of success.
- Demonstrates commitment to teaching, learning and the student experience, through engagement in a practical process that encourages research,
- reflection and development.
- Fellowship is increasingly sought by employers across the HE sector as a condition of appointment and promotion.
- Fellows are the entitled to use post-nominal letters to identify their expertise.
Find out more about Fellowship here.
Fellowship Category Tool
Our Fellowship Category Tool has been designed to help you to reflect on your practice in order to better understand which category of Fellowship most closely reflects your current practice and to reflect on your ongoing professional development and career aspirations.
Find out more about the Fellowship Category Tool here.
Senior Fellow Writing Retreats
The Senior Fellow Writing Retreat is an invaluable opportunity to escape life’s interruptions and progress with your application to become a HEA 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.
Principal Fellow Writing Retreats
The Principal Fellow Writing Retreat is an invaluable opportunity to escape life’s interruptions and progress with your application to become a HEA 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.
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