What is HEA Fellowship?
Its formal recognition that your practice adheres to the principles of the United Kingdom Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF). It provides different categories of Fellowship according to your length of employment in HE and also your role in leading change within your subject area, College, within the institution, nationally or internationally. The requirements are clearly aligned with the UKPSF.
Why is Fellowship Important?
Being a Fellow of the HEA in any category has a number of benefits. These include:
• The application process and the reflection it requires will provide personal benefits to you as a teacher and to your students;
• Increasingly Fellowship is required among appointment criteria in UK Higher Education institutions; and
• Institutionally, gaining HEA Fellowship is embedded within the University’s strategic goals of “Research Led Learning and Inspiring Teaching”.
Why seek recognition?
Some Swansea University staff talking about why they applied, what its meant to them and offer some top tips!