Mandatory Programme Elements
SAR Information Sessions
These are 1 – 1½ hour guidance sessions giving a broad overview of the Fellowship scheme and is for everyone who is intending to submit an SAR Application at any category of Fellowship. The information sessions also provide an introduction to the UK Professional Standards Framework and provides a good opportunity for you to ask any questions. You must attend one of these sessions FIRST. To attend an information session, please book in advance by registering on our Events Page.
If you are unable to attend, but would like to access the corresponding resources on-line instead, please complete your request through this link:
You’ll be enrolled on a specific Blackboard module to access the resources. There’s an online quiz which you must pass to confirm your understanding of the UKPSF and SAR process, before proceeding onto the support sessions. This quiz applies to either way of accessing information – the in-person session or the on-line resources.
SAR Developing your HEA Fellowship Application Sessions
This 2 hour practical session is for staff who have already attended a SAR Information session/viewed the online resources and have passed the initial Quiz.
The session will start you writing your application in relation to the Areas of Activity of the UK PSF and consider the evidence you need to substantiate your account, include the Core Knowledge and Professional Values. The specific assessment criteria of the SAR route will be covered.
This session is mandatory for staff wishing to apply for recognition of any of the three categories of Fellowship supported by the SAR route. Applicants for both the Written and Presentation Route can attend. You only attend ONE.
Dates of Sessions – First mandatory for Session for ALL categories (choose ONE 3-6 months prior to your intended application deadline)
(Booking is possible through staff enrolment on the Bb module and when the Fellowship Quiz is passed.)
|6 December 2017||10 – 12.30||Bay Campus|
|11 December 2017||2.15 – 4.45||Singleton Campus|
|16 January 2018||10.00 – 12.30||Singleton Campus|
|14 February 2018||2.15 – 4.45||Bay Campus|
|26 February 2018||10 – 12.30||Singleton Campus|
|9 May 2018||2.15 – 4.45||Bay Campus|
|14 May 2018||2.15 – 4.45||Singleton Campus|
SAR Case Studies and Leadership
This 2 hour session will include a review of the Senior Fellow category requirements and explore the notion of leadership within the context of the HEA. It will briefly review examples of Case Study topics, but the focus of the session will be on writing the Case Study.
This session is for Senior Fellow applicants only. It should be attended AFTER the “Developing your Application Session”. Applicants for both the Written and Presentation Route can attend. You only attend ONE.
Dates of Sessions – Mandatory session for Senior Fellows
(choose ONE at least 3 months prior to your APPLICATION deadline)
(Booking is possible through staff enrolment on the Bb module and when the Fellowship Quiz is passed)
|16 November 2017||2.15 – 4.45||Singleton Campus|
|22 November 2017||2.15 – 4.45||Bay Campus|
|8 February 2018||10 – 12.30||Singleton Campus|
|15 February 2018||10 – 12:30||Bay Campus|
|1 March 2018||2.15 – 4.45||Singleton Campus|
|7 March 2018||9.30 – 12.30||Bay Campus|
Optional Support Sessions/Resources
SAR Reflecting on your Practice
This optional 2 hour session will involve a brief introduction to reflective writing, but the focus of the session is on improving the reflective nature of what applicants may have already drafted as part of their Fellowship application. This session is for anyone who has started drafted their application and wanting to further develop it (in any of the three categories of Fellowship). Applicants for both the Written and Presentation Route can attend.
To attend a Reflecting on your Practice session, please book in advance by registering on our Events Page.
Here’s a Reference List if you’re interested in reading further on Reflective Writing, including some links to useful websites.
The Open University also has an excellent online resource for you in becoming a reflective practitioner.
Pebble+ for HEA Fellowship applications
Sessions will be run on the lead-up to Application deadlines. To attend a Pebble+ session, please book in advance by registering on our Events Page. Further resources and guidance on using Pebble+ can be found on the Blackboard HEA Fellowship application module.
Information Sessions and Support Workshops can also be arranged based on College affiliations. To arrange a session, email firstname.lastname@example.org as far as possible in advance of your desired date.