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HEA Fellowship congratulations

By Angela Young, on 7 May 2020

Many congratulations to Zoe Thomas (Senior Library Assistant: Library Skills) who has just been awarded Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy via the UCL Arena Open programme. This is well-deserved recognition of her experience, dedication and commitment to delivering excellence in teaching our students.


If you have also recently achieved any categories of Fellowship, please let me know so we can have a full picture of the achievements of Library Services staff.


What is HEA Fellowship?

HEA fellowship is a nationally recognised award which gives you formal recognition for your commitment to professionalism in supporting learning and teaching in higher education? The UCL Arena Open programme, which is free to UCL staff, provides a route to Higher Education Academy (HEA) / AdvanceHE fellowship and is open to all staff at UCL who teach or support students’ learning, regardless of role or job title, so it’s relevant to all sorts of roles within Library Services. In addition to gaining you post-nominals, the process of applying means you reflect on your teaching and learning support work and develop your skills, identify areas for your future development and enhance your support of students so contributing to the user experience.


Working towards HEA Fellowship in lockdown

Our current circumstances are making us all reflect on how we can best continue to deliver teaching and provide support for learning to our students, and to develop new ways of doing so. This may provide lots of examples for you to draw on as evidence to support a fellowship application. Some of you might also find you have more time to reflect and write your application.


Fellowship assessment through UCL Arena Open is continuing as normal so there is no need to delay applications.


Find out more on the UCL Arena Open website, or contact Angela Young, who arranges support events and individual support for colleagues within Library Services.


Angela Young (Head of Library Skills)


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