Fellowship workshops for 2023 – learn how to write a successful application

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If you are an educator at the University of Sydney looking seeking fellowship recognition it is not too late to submit an application for consideration this year. The deadline for Round 2 of 2023 is 30th October.

As part of this the Sydney Educational Fellowship Program (SEFP) has released workshops to support staff in evidencing their educational practice as part of a successful claim for one of the following categories of fellowship that recognise different contributions, roles and career stages: Associate Fellowship (AFHEA), Fellowship (FHEA), Senior Fellowship (SFHEA) and Principal Fellowship (PFHEA)*.

This program is available to all Sydney educators, independent of contract type and is a valuable part of career development and planning. As AHE celebrates reaching over 150,000+ fellows worldwide fellowship provides international standards-based recognition for educators. This judgement is made by a panel of accredited peer-reviewers to the UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF) and lends visibility, externality and rigor to the complex work involved in teaching and learning in universities. In seeking recognition educators can articulate the breadth and depth of complex work that makes up higher education. Fellowships are assessed by an accredited panel of peer reviewers who work to a global standard, this makes fellowships a concrete piece of evidence to include in future job and promotion applications.

In addition to the online resources available on the SEFP Canvas site  the SEFP offers a series of workshops designed to support you in the writing process. In order to submit an application for panel assessment and consideration you must have recorded attendance at one of these workshops either this year or in previous. Workshops also allow you to access further support through 1:1 consultations with expert members of the SEFP team who are themselves fellows and SEFP assessors.

Introduction to Applying for Fellowship

This first workshop is 60 mins long and explores the genre of writing expected for all categories of Fellowship and provides an opportunity to meet others across schools and faculties who are applying for recognition this year.

Focussed writing workshop for Associate Fellowship (AFHEA) and Fellowship (FHEA)

This workshop provides two hours of structured time for applicants submitting for AFHEA or FHEA status to work on their written application while asking questions on aspects related to writing, submission or assessment process.

Focussed writing workshop for Senior Fellowship (SFHEA)

This workshop provides two hours of structured time for applicants submitting for SFHEA status to work on their written application while asking questions on aspects related to writing, submission or assessment process.

* Principal Fellowship is only available to eligible staff who meet the criteria. You can be consulted on this via a direct EOI to [email protected]

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