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Become a Fellow of the HEA

If you’ve a proven, sustained track record in HE teaching and you’re seeking recognition for your development, and to progress into a senior position, an HEA Fellowship could add great value to your professional teaching experience.

You’re likely to be one of the following:

  • an early-career academic
  • in a subject-specific role with substantive teaching and learning responsibilities
  • an experienced academic, relatively new to UK HE. You’ll be in a role with sometimes significant, teaching-only responsibilities; e.g. within work-based settings

Applicants may apply online by logging into MyAcademy. The application process consists of an Account of Professional Practice (APP), two supporting statements from referees and payment of a fee where applicable. If you are from a subscribing institution the cost for Fellow is £200. If you are from a non-subscribing institution or independent the cost is £400. The awards of SFHEA and PFHEA carry additional application requirements.

Your APP will demonstrate that you meet Descriptor 2 (D2) of the UKPSF. For further guidance, please see HEA Fellowships.

Our recognition events and writing retreats provide a structured environment in which to reflect and prepare your application.


Useful resources

- Fellow guidance for applicants

- Fellow referee guidance notes

- UK Professional Standards Framework