The PRiSE scheme allows you to gain Advance HE Fellowship and earn 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 Advance HE Fellowship 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.


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 resources in Minerva

If you are interested in preparing an application you should visit the PRiSE organisation on Minerva. On your first access you will need to follow the instructions to self-enrol.

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

  • An online briefing video (watch this first)
  • 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 PGCAP

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