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ASPIRE PRP Guidance Workshop (AFHEA)


About this course:

The focus of the ASPIRE Guidance Workshop is professional recognition for teaching and supporting learning in Higher Education.

This two hour workshop offers a chance to make a start on drafting your application for HEA Associate Fellowship through the University of Exeter's Accrediting Staff Professionalism in Research-Led Education (ASPIRE) Professional Recognition Pathway (PRP).

We'll spend some time exploring the UK Professional Standards Framework, and the descriptor for Associate Fellowship; we'll also look at your own education practice, and how you can translate this into making a claim for AFHEA.

PLEASE NOTE: This Workshop is NOT for participants in the LTHE programme - if this is you, please contact: While ASPIRE Guidance Workshops are open to all academic and Professional Services colleagues with a role in teaching and supporting learning, you might find the Fellowship Category Tool (under Resources below) helpful in deciding which workshop to attend.

We also offer workshops for Fellowship, Senior Fellowship, and Principal Fellowship.

These sessions will run online; once you've booked on to the workshop, we'll be in touch with the MS Teams link.

Learning outcomes:

As a result of attending this workshop, you will be able to: - Articulate your teaching and supporting learning experience in relation to the criteria for ASPIRE/HEA Associate Fellowship.

- Describe the process of applying for Associate Fellowship.

- Reflect on your current practice in relation to the UKPSF, and identify any areas for development in building your case.

Who should attend this course? ASPIRE Guidance Workshops are open to all academic and Professional Services colleagues with a role in teaching and supporting learning.

What previous participants have said about the course:

"The session had an empowering quality." "I feel so much more confident now! This seems do-able to me where it totally didn't before." "Straightforward approach....supportive, clear, relaxed." "Effective use of time and clear guidance throughout."

Learning provider:

This session is facilitated by the Academic Development team.

Please contact for any queries.


Please visit the ASPIRE SharePoint for more information about the ASPIRE Professional Recognition Pathway: Please also try Advance HE's Fellowship Category Tool prior to attending, to make sure you're joining the appropriate session:

11/12/2023 Delivered Virtually 13:30 15:30 Free 26

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