Fellowship demonstrates a personal and institutional commitment to professionalism in learning and teaching in higher education. Across four categories, from Associate to Principal, Fellowship provides individuals with recognition of their practice, impact and leadership of teaching and learning.
The Pathways to Fellowship programme enables experienced staff to gain HEA Fellowship, Associate HEA Fellowship or Senior HEA Fellowship from Advance HE in recognition of their teaching, supervision and/or learning support.
Applying for HEA Fellowship
Through the Pathways programme, you can apply for HEA Fellowship in one of three categories depending on your role, amount of experience and the range of your teaching, supervision and/or learning support activities:
Principal Fellow (PFHEA) is currently not included in the Pathways to Fellowship for Experienced Staff programme. You can apply for PFHEA via an individual entry route to Advance HE. For further details and support, please contact Dr Clare Power PFHEA.
Which category of HEA Fellowship is right for me?
To find out if you are eligible to follow the Experienced Pathways and to assist you in selecting the category of Fellowship that best matches your current practice, you should:
Review the pen portraits, to give you an idea of the experience and development that is required;
Use the Fellowship Category tool to understand which category of Fellowship most closely reflects your current practice and to reflect on your ongoing professional development and career aspirations;
What are the benefits of achieving HEA Fellowship?
Fellowship demonstrates a personal and institutional commitment to professionalism in learning and teaching in higher education.
Achieving HEA Fellowship gives you:
- recognition of your professional practice in learning and teaching
- evidence you can use for promotion
- an opportunity to benchmark your professional practice against the UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF)
For those wishing to apply for fellowship via this Pathway, please contact your Bath HEA Fellowship Champion, in the first instance.
For additional help, you are also welcome to contact Academic Staff Development (ASD) at any time.
We have developed some videos to talk you through the basics of the UKPSF and HEA Fellowship and recommend you watch them before attending the Induction to Pathways to HEA fellowship (PHEAF).