Application Deadlines and Panel Dates

Please Note:
The Swansea Application Route – the internal route for HEA Fellowship recognition – is awaiting reaccreditation with AdvanceHE.

An amended application process is likely to apply from September 2018 and those who have identified a 2018-19 intended application deadline will be briefed on any amended features. You may still request enrolment on the Blackboard module but be aware that amended guidance will be introduced from September.

Check back in September 2018 for updated information on SAR. Details regarding the UKPSF and HEA Fellowship in general remain accurate as reference material.

HEA- SAR Assessment Panel Dates 2017-2018

The SAR Assessment Panels will convene to consider applications on the following dates:

Submission Deadline
(2 p.m.)
Date of SAR Panel
Fri 13/10/17 Wed 15/11/17
Fri 26/1/18 (for PGCert ONLY) Wed 07/03/18
Fri 20/4/18 (Deadline Full) Wed 16/05/18
Fri 20/07/18 (Deadline Full) Wed 12/09/18

(Updated May 21st 2018)

HEA- SAR Assessment Panel Dates 2018-2019

Dates of SAR Panel for 2018/19 are to be confirmed.

Submission Deadline
(2 p.m.)
Date of SAR Panel
Fri 19th October 2018  (Deadline Full) TBC
Friday 1st February 2019 TBC
Friday 26th April 2019 TBC
Friday 26th July 2019 TBC

Please note:

Applications are welcome from both campuses for all Panels.

If you believe you are not going to meet your chosen submission deadline, please contact SALT. Transfers to a future submission deadline are subject to available spaces and require completion of an extension request form.  This is available on the Bb module.

Applications must be submitted electronically using the Pebble+® platform.

Applications by presentation must also be submitted by the above submission deadlines. Arrangements will then be made with the applicant and assessors for a presentation time prior to the SAR panel meeting.

Recommendations made at the SAR Panel require ratification by the overarching Inspiring Teaching at Swansea Panel (IT@S) which meets to ensure parity between the SAR route and Fellowship recommendations made for those following the certificated routes. the IT@S Panel usually meets a few weeks after the SAR panel.

How long is the application review process?

You should receive a decision within 12 weeks.  This takes into account the time for assessment, moderation and external review by the IT@S Panel. See the application review process diagram.

Application Review process


  1. Hi Louise, I want to apply to submit April 2018, so that I have time to format and collect evidence. how do I let you know?

  2. Hi Louise, are we supposed to receive the unofficial feedback on our application for Fellowship (deadline Jan 26th) via Pebble+ or via email please? When we can expect it? Many thanks for clarifying it.

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