Department for Curriculum and Quality Enhancement

Higher Education Academy Professional Recognition

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The University offers support to all staff who teach or support learning who wish to seek professional recognition as a Higher Education Academy (HEA).

Staff are encouraged to obtain HEA recognition through APEX Programme. Alternatively, you may make an individual application directly to the Higher Education Academy (HEA).

If you work in HE at a partner college and you wish to work towards Associate Fellowship, Fellowship  or Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy, you can register for APEX free of charge. You can access workshops in our Academic Events Programme and receive guidance and individual feedback on your application from the APEX Pathway Co-ordinator for your particular category of Fellowship.  When you are ready to submit your application, you can apply directly to the HEA who will charge full fees, or you can apply through APEX and you will pay half the amount. The current fees, both of which are payable to the HEA at the point of Fellowship, are as follows:


Direct application to HEA
Associate Fellowship: £ 100       £200
Fellowship: £200       £300
Senior Fellowship: £300   £600
Principal Fellowship: £500        £1,000