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HEA Fellowships are a globally recognised commitment to professionalism in teaching and learning in higher education. A Fellowship is awarded if you have met the appropriate standards in teaching and supporting learning in higher education, aligned to the UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF).
Fellowship brings you a range of benefits:
Consolidates personal development and evidence of professional practice in your higher education career;
Demonstrates commitment to teaching, learning, and the student experience, through engagement in a practical process that encourages research, reflection and development;
Provides a valuable measure of success that is increasingly recognised by UK international institutions as an important indicator that your professional practice is fully aligned with UKPSF practice
Highly sought by employers across the education sector as a condition of appointment and promotion;
Identifies your expertise with the entitlement to use post-nominal letters (SFHEA, PFHEA).
The PSF Pathway programme offers professional recognition for colleagues to achieve Senior and Principal Fellowship status. For those seeking Associate Fellow or Fellowship status, we have the EXPLORE@Brookes programme .
Fellowships are awarded on the basis of a successful and effective demonstration of the relevant UKPSF Descriptor.
Descriptor 3 - Senior Fellow (SFHEA) If you have a sustained record of effectiveness in relation to higher education teaching and learning incorporating for example, the organisation, leadership and/or management of learning and teaching provision, HEA Senior Fellowship will provide recognition of and value to your professional practice.
Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA) application writing retreat. More details and how to book here
Completed the Fellowship Category Tool to identify the best Fellowship descriptor aligned to your achievements in higher education professional practice. The tool consists of a set of statements that are aligned to the UKPSF and are asked about the range of activities you undertake. The process takes 10 to 20 minutes and provides an individually tailored report showing which category your practice is most closely aligned to. The report will be sent to you via email.
Share your results with firstname.lastname@example.org.