AdvanceHE and HEA Fellowships

AdvanceHE and HEA Fellowships

AdvanceHE provides worldwide formal recognition of professional practice in higher education teaching and learning support. It awards Fellowships to academics, university educators, and higher education and learning support professionals.

An Advance HE (AHEA) Fellowship demonstrates your commitment to effective teaching and learning support, both in your discipline and in higher education. AHEA Fellowships are internationally recognised, portable and ongoing. Professional learning support staff can also apply. AHEA Fellows are entitled to use a post-nominal: AFHEA / FHEA / SFHEA / PFHEA.

Advance HE Fellowship is included in the criteria for academic promotion at Macquarie University.

Apply for information on Advance HE Fellowships at the University, and check out our current HEA Fellows and MQ mentors.

Fellowship categories

There are four categories of Advance HE Fellowship. They span the experience of all those who teach and supervise students, or who support and lead learning in higher education:

Associate Fellowship (AFHEA) For staff new to teaching, professional learning support, and in research-only roles.
Fellowship (FHEA) For staff with substantive teaching and learning support roles and/or experience, and a broad understanding of effective approaches to learning, teaching and supervision in higher education.
Senior Fellowship (SFHEA) For experienced staff with a thorough understanding of and experience in learning, teaching and/or supervision in higher education who can demonstrate sustained academic and/or professional leadership in teaching and/or learning support practice.
Principal Fellowship (PFHEA) For highly experienced staff who have a sustained record of effective strategic leadership and responsibilities in academic practice and development at institutional or national levels.
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