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Teaching Recognition at St Mary's

Why get HEA Fellowship?

  • Gain recognition for the work you do teaching and supporting students
  • Reflect on your professional practice and deepen your knowledge with the support of experienced members of staff
  • HEA Fellowship is required for some promotional steps within St Mary's Academic Promotion Framework
  • St Mary's is able to reaffirm its commitment to teaching excellence through demonstrating staff are qualified and recognised for their professional practice
  • Many academic posts in UK universities specify HEA recognition as a criterion for appointment

We offer staff the opportunity to achieve recognition of their professional practice against the UK Professional Standards Framework (UK PSF) in two key ways:

D2 (Fellowship) via our PgCert Academic Practice (Higher Education) programme.

This is mainly for colleagues who are new to teaching in higher education. You study two 30 credit modules in consecutive semesters, and acheive both a PgCert award and Fellowship of the HEA.

Find out more about our HEA-accredited PgCert programme

D1 (Associate Fellowship), D2 (Fellowship), and D3 (Senior Fellowship) via the Continuing Professional Development Route (CPDR). 

For colleagues who already have a track record of teaching in higher education, the CPDR comprises a reflective portfolio drawing on evidence of your professional practice. This is completed with the support of induction and progress workshops, and the opportunity to participate in Writing Retreats.

Find out more about our CPDR route to teaching recognition