Seeking professional recognition?

Our routes to professional recognition are underpinned by the principle of the UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF), which aims to improve quality and recognise excellence in Higher Education. Completing one of the masters-level programmes or engaging with the York Professional and Academic Development scheme (YPAD) leads to professional recognition through the award of a Higher Education Academy (HEA) fellowship most appropriate to your role and career stage.

Routes by career stage and role

HEA Associate Fellow

Suitable for:

  • Postgraduates who support learning and teaching
  • Researchers

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HEA Fellow

Suitable for:

  • Early career teaching staff
  • Experiences academics new to teaching
  • Staff who substantively support learning and teaching

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HEA Senior Fellow

Suitable for:

  • Staff with a proven track record in teaching
  • Staff who support or lead others in their practice

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HEA Principal Fellow

Suitable for:

  • Staff with an established academic career
  • Staff with strategic responsibilities for learning and teaching within the university or beyond

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