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As part of MTU’s commitment to excellence in teaching, learning and research for the benefit of staff, students, industry, and the wider community, MTU is offering staff the opportunity for professional recognition of their contribution to teaching and learning practice and leadership through the Advance HE Fellowship Scheme. 

Advance HE is a global organisation committed to the improvement of higher education and their fellowship scheme is an internationally recognised professional accreditation system that offers accreditation through distinct categories from Associate Fellow to Principal Fellow. The fellowship system invites applicants to ‘demonstrate a personal and institutional commitment to professionalism in learning and teaching in higher education.’ The fellowship application process is comprehensive and based on a self-evaluative and reflective journey for the applicant.


The first step for MTU is a pilot pathway which will commence in September 2022. You are invited to view a information session, which was held on Thursday 12th May 2022 below. The webinar will provide you with further information on the fellowship system, the application journey and the support that will be available to those of you who embark on this journey. 

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Deadline: 10th June at 17:00 2022.

We are inviting you to express your interest in exploring an Advance HE Fellowship by completing an online Expression of Interest Form on or  before 10th June at 17:00 2022. Please note that fellowships are open to staff who teach and/or support learning.

We suggest that you take some time to review and consider the fellowship category that might best suit you using the Advance HE Fellowship Category Tool . This is a first step and will help you to identify the best category for you based on your own experience and expertise.

Example of a journey to Fellowship

You can read about the journey of Lisa Donaldson, DCU, who was in learning support and not full-time teaching, when she began and completed her journey to Senior Fellow, realising how her role and leadership in learning technologies had a significant impact on the teaching and learning of others and Lisa’s reflections on her journey.

further information

If you would like further information or for informal discussions, please contact our MTU Pathway to Fellowship coordinators:

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