Benefits of HEA Fellowship

Our professional recognition scheme confers the status of Associate Fellow, Fellow, Senior Fellow or Principal Fellow of the HEA. It is awarded to those who have met the appropriate standards in teaching and supporting learning in HE, under the UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF). Simply log in to MyAcademy to apply online.

Fellowship offers many benefits, including:

  • consolidating your personal development and emphasising your professional practice in HE
  • for individuals, entitlement to use post-nominal letters (AFHEA, FHEA, SFHEA, PFHEA)
  • increasingly sought by employers across the education sector as a condition of appointment and promotion, it provides a valuable measure of success and is increasingly recognised by international institutions
  • for HE providers, a vital indicator that your institution is fully aligned to UKPSF practice and a badge of assured quality throughout your organisation.

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

Learning through Fellowship- Edinburgh Napier University

Learning through Fellowship- University of Roehampton


Useful resources

UK Professional Standards Framework