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Guidance for Senior Fellowship

Evidencing APP sections diagramSenior Fellowship is mapped to Descriptor 3 of the UKPSF, and successful applicants are eligible to be recognised as Senior Fellows of the HEA (Advance HE). As the Advance HE states on its website “By applying to be a Senior Fellow... you will present a thorough understanding of effective approaches to teaching and learning support as a key contribution to high quality student learning".

To book onto an SFHEA workshop, please use the QMUL CPD Booking System to search for the session you want to attend by using the course code TRPSFHEA:


You can view our Guidance Notes for writing a Senior Fellowship (D3) application, and our Supporting Statement Template, using the links provided below:

Guidance on evidencing and reflection on practice for a Senior Fellow application is available here.

You should be able to provide evidence of:

D3.I Successful engagement across all five Areas of Activity.

D3.II Appropriate knowledge and understanding across all aspects of Core Knowledge.

D3.III A commitment to all the Professional Values.

D3.IV Successful engagement in appropriate teaching practices related to the Areas of Activity.

D3.V Successful incorporation of subject and pedagogic research and/or scholarship within the above activities, as part of an integrated approach to academic practice.

D3.VI Successful engagement in continuing professional development in relation to teaching, learning, assessment, scholarship and, as appropriate, related academic or professional practices.

D3.VII Successful coordination, support, supervision, management and/or mentoring of others (whether individuals and/or teams) in relation to learning and teaching.

By applying to become a Senior Fellow you will have the opportunity to:

  • reflect on and thereby enhance the quality and effectiveness of your work in the area of teaching and supporting learning in higher education;
  • model good practice for other staff and be able to encourage and support them to seek recognition for their work in this area;
  • increase your influence and impact by gaining national and increasingly international recognition for your contribution to teaching and the support of learning within the higher educational context.

The UKPSF is central to the recognition of individuals as Senior Fellows. You will need access to, and a working knowledge of, its content in order to prepare your application.