Academic Staff

  • Raising the quality and status of your teaching
  • Providing you with professional development opportunities

We support individual professional development, allowing academic staff to keep up to date with latest international research and best practice in learning and teaching.

The UKPSF and HEA Fellowship

We manage the UK Professional Standards Framework, which drives improvements in learning and teaching in higher education. Higher education professionals are eligible to apply for Fellowship of the HEA. With more than 70,000 Fellows across the world (as of Jan 2016), HEA Fellowship is an internationally recognised badge of professional competency for those who teach and support learning in higher education.

The four categories of Fellowship

You can become a Fellow of the HEA by demonstrating that you meet the requirements of one of the four descriptors contained in the UKPSF.

Associate Fellow For staff new to teaching or with some responsibility to support
Fellow For staff who are established and have a broad base in learning and teaching and who can provide evidence of their effectiveness through reflection.
Senior Fellow For staff who have a sustained record of effectiveness in relation to learning and teaching through leadership and management of aspects of learning and teaching provision.
Principal Fellow For highly experienced staff with a sustained and effective record of impact at a strategic level in relation to learning and teaching, within and beyond their institution.

You can apply to the HEA directly to become a Fellow by setting up an account in the My Academy section of the HEA website.


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