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Teaching Recognition

Teaching Recognition (TR)  is based in Educational Development – within Academic Development. The TR programme manages the ADEPT Direct recognition scheme.  We aim to recognise and continue to promote excellence in teaching and learning through the QMUL Strategy target of engaging all staff in the process of seeking Fellowship, Senior Fellowship or Principal Fellowship, National Teaching Fellowship (NTF) and the Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence (CATE) of the Higher Education Academy (HEA), through our QMUL ADEPT Fellowship programme.

The Summer School and Writing Retreat

Reflecting on your teaching practice and working towards HEA Fellowships

When? 15-19 July 2019

Where? Scape Building, Mile End Campus, Queen Mary University of London

To reserve your place, please sign up here.

Registration closes on Friday 21 June. Numbers are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.

For more detail please see: LINK

Apply for HEA Fellowships

By applying to become a Fellow (of any category) you will have the opportunity to:

  • think deeply about and thereby enhance the quality and effectiveness of your work in the area of teaching and supporting learning in higher education;
  • gain national and increasingly international recognition for your role as a teacher and/or supporter of learning within the higher education context.

The appropriate teaching recognition for most University staff is a Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) following the guidelines for Descriptor 2 (D2) although staff may wish to apply for other types (Descriptors) of HEA Fellowship.  To receive support to write your application or to discuss any related issues please contact the ADEPT team.

For guidance on how to apply for Fellowship please consult the following pages:

Fellowship application guidance
Guide to the ADEPT Fellowship process
Senior Fellowship application guidance
ADEPT/HEA Drop-in Sessions

Next deadline – final draft APP submission is 28th June 2019 (AFHEA and FHEA only)

Other deadlines and panel dates 2019 :

Deadline 6 September. Panel – October 2 (All Fellowship categories). 
Deadline 1 November. Panel – November 27 (All Fellowship categories). 

[Awards are usually communicated one week after panel meeting.]

Please send the finished APP, the two reference letters together with your completed cover sheet to . Do not hesitate to contact the ADEPT team in case you require any further information.

We provide support for staff with teaching responsibilities to obtain recognition from the Higher Education Academy (HEA). Staff seeking ADEPT Fellowships should register their interest with the ADEPT team, and will then receive support to write their applications.


Staff seeking QM HEA Fellowships should register their interest with the ADEPT team and will then receive support to write their applications. Applicants are encouraged to take advantage of support available from the TR team (and School based mentors) to enable them progress more quickly to completion. For more information, Email:

Max Addo – Education Adviser  – Leads on teaching recognition and mentors School Academic Development Mentors in the faculties to support individuals making applications for Fellowship. Email Tel ext 2799

Amy Swann – Educational Development Support Administrator TRP.  Amy provides administrative support for the project and manages the records of those applying for Fellowship. Email  Tel ext 3339 (Mon-Thurs).

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