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The PRiSE scheme allows you to gain Advance HE (AHE) Fellowship (AFHEA, FHEA, SFHEA) and professional recognition for your contribution to Student Education. In your written application you reflect on your professional practice and demonstrate how you meet the relevant standards of the UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF). Gaining AHE Fellowship (FHEA) evidences your commitment to being part of the vibrant student education community at our University and is an important step in your continued professional development.

PRiSE applications

Submissions are via a written application in which you reflect on your professional practice and demonstrate how you meet the relevant standards of the Professional Standards Framework (PSF).

Please note: The PSF is currently undergoing review to ensure it remains relevant and inclusive to all in higher education now and in the future. The new PSF will be launched in January 2023. We will be making changes to PRiSE to align with the revised PSF and to prepare for the scheduled re-accreditation of our scheme. Details on how this will affect submissions for PRiSE can be found below.

July 2023 submissions

The final deadline to submit PRiSE applications on the current scheme is July 2023. Attend a PRiSE briefing and workshop between January and March to find out more about submitting your application and gain access to resources to support you in your submission on the PRiSE organisation in Minerva.

January 2024 submissions

January 2024 will be the first submission deadline following the revision of the PSF. Briefings and workshops for this submission deadline, which will outline any changes to the scheme following alignment to the updated framework, will take place from September 2023.

Please note: Existing Fellowships (AFHEA, FHEA, SFHEA) are not affected by this review.

PRiSE review timeline

Accessible word version of PRiSE review timeline


Full details of eligibility criteria are contained in the FAQs on the Minerva organisation (see below). In particular 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; and
  • teaching students or supporting learning, for example responsible for the delivery of taught programmes or modules, supporting student learning or providing associated staff support through professional roles, supervising PGRs, providing in-session support such as lab or studio-based support.

Support for your PRiSE application

We offer a full range of support sessions and resources, include a briefing session, writing workshops and examples from previous successful applications. Once you have attended a writing workshop you can request a mentor, who will guide you through the preparation of your application. Experience tells us that colleagues who engage in support sessions are better prepared and more likely to submit successful applications.

Category of Fellowship

PRiSE can support you in developing and submitting your application to gain Associate Fellowship, Fellowship or Senior Fellowship through Advance HE. If you are unsure which category of fellowship is right for you, Advance HE have developed an online interactive tool. Based on your responses to a series of prompts, this will email you a report summarising your responses and suggesting the most appropriate category. For support in gaining Principal Fellowship please contact us at:

PRiSE Briefing

If you are interested in preparing an application you should first attend a PRiSE Briefing.

You can book a PRiSE Briefing via the Course Catalogue. At the briefing, you will be given access to the PRiSE Organisation in Minerva.

On the organisation you will find a wide range of resources, including:

  • Handbooks, guidance documents and FAQs
  • Examples of successful applications
  • Details of writing workshops and mentoring support

For further information on PRiSE

Email with any queries

Professional recognition through the PGCAP

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