Professional Recognition in Student Education (PRiSE)

Important update – professional recognition support during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

Support for professional recognition through the PRiSE scheme will continue during the coronavirus outbreak, with briefing sessions, writing workshops and mentoring being delivered through equivalent online resources and activities. The next submission points will be as planned on April 22nd and July 8th.

All further information regarding the PRiSE scheme, including access to online briefings and workshops, is available on the dedicated PRiSE Organisation on Minerva.

Access the PRiSE Minerva organisation

If this is your first visit to the organisation you will need to self-enrol by following the instructions on the welcome page. If you have VLE admin permissions (e.g. faculty learning technologists), you need to do this through the admin interface, otherwise the self-enrol feature will enrol you as a leader instead of a participant.


Leeds Professional Recognition in Student Education scheme

Applying for professional recognition is an opportunity for you to reflect on your teaching and support for student education against the UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF). HEA Fellowship also evidences your commitment to being part of the vibrant student education community at our University. Gaining Fellowship is an important step in the continued professional development of your teaching and support for learning.

Suitability: To apply for Fellowship through PRiSE, you must satisfy all of the eligibility criteria given in the PRiSE FAQs (see link in ‘Find out more’ section below). Note, in particular, that you must be:

  • an employee of the University of Leeds and/or a registered postgraduate at the time of the submission and review of your application
  • employed by the University in some form of teaching/learning support capacity (if you are a postgraduate)

You apply for professional recognition through PRiSE by making a written submission, using the templates we provide. A University of Leeds panel, comprised of experienced colleagues who have HEA Fellowship, reviews your application. The panel makes its judgements in line with the UKPSF for each category of Fellowship. The External Reviewer on the scheme regularly moderates application samples to assure quality.

Support for your PRiSE application

Face to face briefings and workshops

If you would like to apply for Fellowship of the HEA through PRiSE, you should first attend a PRiSE briefing. You should then attend a longer workshop to receive support with writing your application. Colleagues who engage in our support sessions tend to be better prepared and are more likely to submit successful applications.

PRiSE submission

There are regular submission points throughout the year. You can aim to submit for one of these, or you can submit your application at anytime.  If you choose the latter, your application will be reviewed at the following submission point.

PRiSE resources in Minerva

The PRiSE organisation in Minerva provides access to handbooks and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), in addition to all the resources and forms you need to complete your application. You will gain full access to the PRiSE organisation when you attend a briefing session.

Professional Recognition through the PGCAP

Our Post Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice also provides a route to HEA Fellowship. We have a produced a short guide to selecting the most appropriate route for you.

Find out more

If you have any questions about PRiSE, please select from the following:

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