Principal and Senior Fellowships – Programme of events

Applying for your Senior or Principal Fellowship can feel like a considerable commitment if you’re not sure where to start. To support prospective applicants, The Universities of Bristol, Bath Spa, Bath, and UWE Bristol have come together to offer prospective Principal Fellows a programme of workshops, and also Senior Fellows writing retreats and opportunities for peer mentoring.

Advance HE’s Principal Fellowship (PFHEA) recognises substantial strategic leadership and influence in learning and teaching in higher education. Our workshops and writing retreats are aimed at individuals who are highly experienced and able to show a sustained record of impact on teaching quality through their strategic leadership institutionally, and/or (inter)nationally. We recommend using Advance HE’s Fellowship Category Tool to check Principal Fellowship is relevant to you. Senior Fellows are invited to attend our writing retreats and join our network of practitioners applying for SFHEA.

The programme of events aims to support you in understanding the requirements of Principal Fellowship and Senior Fellowship and help you develop your application. The programme includes an introductory workshop, writing retreats and the opportunity to network with and buddy up with others.

Programme and booking information.

Please book each event using the links provided:

Date and time
2pm – 4pm,
Tues 16th April 2024
Introduction to Principal Fellowship workshopSenate House PG training room 2.22, University of BristolApril in-person workshop booking form
10am – 4pm,
Thurs 30th May 2024
Principal and Senior Fellowship writing retreatUWE Bristol, onlineMay online retreat booking form
2pm – 4pm,
Mon 10th June 2024
Introduction to Principal Fellowship workshopBath Spa University, onlineJune online workshop booking form
10am – 4pm,
Wed 24th July 2024
Principal and Senior Fellowship writing retreatMain House 1.11, Newton Park, Bath Spa UniversityJuly in-person writing retreat booking form
2pm – 4pm,
Wed 11th Sept 2024
Introduction to Principal Fellowship workshopUniversity of Bath, 1W 2.101, Claverton Down, Bath. September in-person introduction to principle fellowship booking form
10am – 4pm,
Tues 19th Nov 2024
Principal and Senior Fellowship writing retreatUniversity of Bath, onlineNovember online booking form

Key contacts

Ros O’Leary, University of Bristol

Helen King, Bath Spa University

Becky Ward, University of the West of England

Paul Chin, University of Bath

For additional help, you are also welcome to contact Curriculum and Academic Development team (CAD) at any time.