Applying for Fellowship gives you the opportunity to reflect on your practice. Through evidencing and benchmarking your proficiency against a Professional Standards Framework, you are demonstrating both your valuing of - and commitment to – teaching, learning and the student experience in higher education. Applying to become a Fellow gives you the opportunity to gain professional recognition and development, reflect on and celebrate your professional achievements. Fellowship is increasingly being considered in recruitment and promotion processes globally, and with over 140,000 fellows worldwide you will be joining an esteemed community of dedicated higher education professionals.
Fellowships are awarded on the basis of evidence of practice against the requirements of one of four Descriptors of the UKPSF. In deciding which category of Fellowship to apply for, you first need to determine which of the four Descriptors of the UKPSF is most appropriate to your practice and professional experience.
To help you, Advance HE developed a Fellowship Category Tool which encourages self-analysis and reflection, helping you to recognise where the strongest evidence of your practice lies. The tool generates a visual representation of your responses collated against each of the Fellowship categories to help guide you in deciding where to next.