Advance HE  Fellowship application materials

The University of Aberdeen offers two routes for its staff to become professionally recognised by Advance HE; a taught route and an individual recognition route. If you wish to apply via the taught route, here are further details.  If you wish to apply via the individual recognition route, we recommend strongly that you attend one of our short (one hour) rolling monthly information session before you start writing. These are available by logging into the Institutional course booking system with your University log in details. 

If you are applying via the individual recognition route, the following information is available to help you.

1. Submission process and deadlines for assessment panels. Please submit applications to Centre for Academic Development, cad@abdn.ac.uk. All applications submitted via the individual recognition route are assessed by a panel of trained assessors.  Assessment panels are held three times per calendar year, with applications submitted six weeks prior to the panel meetings. The submission deadlines for applications are:

  • Wednesday 19 January 2022
  • Wednesday 20 April 2022
  • Wednesday 14 September 2022

2.  Which category of recognition is right for me? Before attending you may wish to consider to use this simple flow diagram to ascertain whether you have sufficient experience and evidence accumulated to apply for Associate, Fellow or Senior Fellowship by Advance HE.

Advance HE Fellowship - select your category

3.  Having selected your category, your application is made up of two parts:

a)  Account of Professional Practice (APP).  The exact nature of this will depend on the category under which you choose to apply (Associate, Fellow or Senior Fellow). This must be submitted using a template provided in the drop-down menu below. 

b)  Supporting Statements.  These should be provided by staff who know your teaching and can comment on it knowledgeably. This might therefore involve your peers rather than your Head of School/other senior person. Whilst it is no longer a requirement, it is very helpful if at least one referee holds recognition by Advance HE themselves. These must be submitted using a template provided in the drop-down menu below. 

4.  Support whilst writing your application. The following writing guide has been produced by the University of Aberdeen to help you complete your application for Associate Fellowship or Fellowship by Advance HE: Associate and Fellow guidance 2018. We suggest you have this alongside you as you write your application. 

5. Contact.  Please email cad@abdn.ac.uk if you have any questions or or if you would like to know more about our monthly information sessions on applications for Associate Fellowship, Fellowship and Senior Fellowship by Advance HE.

6. Information and Fellowship application templates for completing your application via the Individual Route can be found in the drop-downs below.

Associate Fellowship (AFHEA)

Having selected Associate Fellowship (AFHEA) as your category, your application is made up of two parts:

  1. An Account of Professional Practice (APP)
  2. Two Supporting Statements

Your Account of Professional Practice (APP) should be submitted using this Associate Fellow application template.

Guidance notes have been written in order to help you complete your application for Associate Fellowship by Advance HE.

Guidance on structuring your Supporting Statements, along with a template for your referees to use, can be found below:

Associate Fellowship Guidance for Referees writing a Supporting Statement
Associate Fellowship Supporting Statement template

Fellowship (FHEA)

Having selected Fellowship (FHEA) as your category, your application is made up of two parts:

  1. An Account of Professional Practice (APP)
  2. Two Supporting Statements

Your Account of Professional Practice (APP) should be submitted using this Fellow application template.

Guidance notes have been written in order to help you complete your application for Fellowship by Advance HE.

Guidance on structuring your Supporting Statements, along with a template for your referees to use, can be found below:

Fellowship Guidance for Referees writing a Supporting Statement
Fellowship Supporting Statement template

Senior Fellowship (SFHEA)

Having selected Senior Fellowship (SFHEA) as your category, your application is made up of two parts:

  1. An Account of Professional Practice (APP)
  2. Two Supporting Statements

Your Account of Professional Practice (APP) should be submitted using this Senior Fellow application template.

Guidance notes have been written in order to help you complete your application for Senior Fellowship by Advance HE.

Guidance on structuring your Supporting Statements, along with a template for your referees to use, can be found below:

Senior Fellowship Guidance for Referees writing a Supporting Statement
Senior Fellowship Supporting Statement template

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