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Queen Mary Academy

Teaching Recognition

Group discussionsTeaching Recognition within the Queen Mary Academy aims to recognise and continue to promote excellence in teaching and learning. This is achieved through our target of engaging all staff in the process of seeking Associate Fellowship, Fellowship, Senior Fellowship or Principal Fellowship of the HEA. We also assist staff as they pursue National Teaching Fellowship (NTF) of the HEA, and the Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence (CATE).

Apply for HEA Fellowships

Submission deadlineMeeting date
10 September 2021 13 October 2021
7 January 2022 9 February 2022
19 March 2022 20 April 2022
13 May 2022 15 June 2022

Our next submission deadline is 7 January 2022. 

Awards are usually communicated two weeks after the panel meeting.

Please send your finished APP and two reference letters, together with your completed cover sheet, to Please do not hesitate to contact the Teaching Recognition team if you require any further information.

By applying to become a Fellow (of any category) you will have the opportunity to:

  • Think deeply about and thereby enhance the quality and effectiveness of your work in the area of teaching and supporting learning in higher education;
  • Gain national and increasingly international recognition for your role as a teacher and/or supporter of learning within the higher education context.

The appropriate accreditation for most university staff is Fellowship of the HEA following the guidelines for Descriptor 2 (D2), although staff may wish to apply for other descriptors (D1, D3, or D4). To receive support in writing your application, or to discuss any related issues, please contact the Teaching Recognition team.

For guidance on how to apply for Fellowship please consult the following pages:


Summer SchoolWe provide support for staff with teaching responsibilities to obtain recognition from Advance HE. Staff seeking Fellowships should register their interest with the Teaching Recognition team, and will then receive support to write their applications. Applicants are encouraged to take advantage of the support available from the team, and school-based mentors.

Max Addo – Education Adviser (Teaching Recognition). Leads on teaching recognition and mentors School Academic Development Mentors in the faculties to support individuals making applications for Fellowship.

Fiona Yelland – Education and Learning Administrator (Teaching Recognition & Student Engagament). Provides administrative support for the scheme and manages the records of those applying for Fellowship.