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The Higher Education Academy’s Senior Fellow Writing Retreat is an invaluable opportunity to escape life’s interruptions and progress with your application to become a HEA Senior Fellow, receiving expert analysis and feedback in the process. Held over one day in York, the retreat offers you the chance to transform your notes and thoughts into an application that matches the HEA’s criteria for Senior Fellowship.
HEA Senior Fellowship offers you the chance to be recognised for your sustained record in teaching & learning and specific aspects of teaching provision, showing that you have demonstrated a thorough understanding of effective approaches to teaching and learning support as a key contribution to high quality student learning.
The HEA’s Senior Fellow Writing Retreat enables you to engage in some critical reflection about your professional practice and influence on others in higher education. It will provide you with an opportunity to discuss experiences with others in the process of completing their own Senior Fellowship applications. The retreat also allows time and space to process your thoughts and draft that all-important narrative for your Senior Fellowship submission.
“The Senior Fellow Writing Retreat provides you with the opportunity to progress with your application and engage in critical reflection about your professional practice in higher education,” says Rajesh Dhimar, Academic Development Officer for Professional Practice at the HEA. “You will gain a clear understanding of the criteria required to become a Senior Fellow. The event offers you time out of your busy schedule to work in an open, independent and focused way to consolidate your professional practice, gaining support from peers who are also aspiring to achieve Senior Fellowship in the process.”
The retreat includes a briefing on what becoming a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy entails, plus group discussions and one-to-one advice and guidance about completing your application. The day’s agenda follows a flexible format catering to the needs of those attending.
The Senior Fellow Writing Retreat is intended for small groups. Space is therefore limited, so booking early is advisable.
Anyone with a sustained record of effectiveness relating to teaching and learning – incorporating for example the organisation, leadership and/or management of specific aspects of teaching and learning provision – who is looking to attain Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy.
The retreat will be led by Rajesh Dhimar, Academic Development Officer for Professional Practice at the HEA.
HEA Fellowship is an international recognition of a commitment to professionalism in teaching and learning in higher education and demonstrates that your practice is aligned with the UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF).
To date over 75,000 individuals have become Fellows of the HEA.
'Raj was really helpful and his delivery of the morning session was well-paced and he conveyed information in a clear and coherent manner. The afternoon writing session and one-to-one were really useful and I feel confident to progress my application further. Thank you!'
Those who have attended previous writing retreats have told us that they are 'well organised', 'well run' and 'very helpful', so don't miss out!