Advance HE

As part of supporting and acknowledging excellence in teaching practice and leadership, the University of Adelaide recognises the Fellowship program provided by UK organisation Advance HE.

Advance HE (formally known as HEA) provides guidance on strategic change and continuous improvement in higher education internationally. 

Free Member Webinars & access to Advance HE Connect

As an institutional partner, staff with the University of Adelaide have access to a range of benefits including free webinars and access to Advance HE Connect – an online network exclusively for higher education professionals.


Recorded Webinars

Previously recorded webinars are available via the links below:

Covid-19 Series: Moving Assessment On-Line: Key Principles for Inclusion, Pedagogy and Practice

Almost 1,000 people across the world joined this AdvanceHE Covid-19 Member Benefit Response Webinar on assessment. The following speakers present key considerations educators and higher education institutions need to make in the current environment. Professor David Carless (University of Hong Kong) is a well-known and widely published expert on feedback for learning. He outlines a set of principles to guide effective and efficient feedback in remote delivery and provides practical examples.Jessica Moody, AdvanceHE, highlights the challenges, issues and principles in ensuring inclusion and online accessibility when assessing online.Dr Geoff Stoakes, AdvanceHE, addressesthe management of quality and standards in the transition to online assessment (he speaks mainly to the UK context, but the overarching principles are widely applicable).All three speakers respond to questions from the audience at the end of the webinar. A central theme from all speakers is the need for flexibility, student agency, and the maintenance of student and staff wellbeing.


Covid-19 Series: Emergency remote teaching (ERT): What have we learnt?

This webinar focuses on reflection about what lessons have been learnt so far in the transition to remote teaching.  Video presentation by Professor Torrey Trust (University of Massachusetts Amherst) outlining the difference between traditional online teaching and remote teaching due to a crisis. David White (University of the Arts, London), makes salient points about creating presence and engagement in online teaching. Eva Wong and Theresa Kwong (Hong Kong Baptist University) speak about the experience of two back to back disruptions in their context. The Q&A section includes discussion of the difference between attendance and engagement.


HEA Fellowships

The HEA Fellowship demonstrates a personal and institutional commitment to professionalism in learning and teaching in higher education. Across four categories, from Associate to Principal, Fellowship provides individuals with international recognition of their practice, impact and expertise in learning and teaching.

The Student Learning Portfolio supports the efforts of staff to apply for HEA Fellowship and has a range of resources to assist with your application.

Fellowship brings you a range of benefits: 

  • Consolidates personal development and evidence of professional practice in your higher education career;
  • Provides a valuable measure of success and is increasingly recognised by international institutions;
  • Demonstrates commitment to teaching, learning and the student experience, through engagement in a practical process that encourages research, reflection and development;
  • Fellowship is increasingly sought by employers across the education sector as a condition of appointment and promotion;
  • For individuals, to identify their expertise with the entitlement to use post-nominal letters (AFHEA, FHEA, SFHEA, PFHEA);
  • Provides assurance that your institution is fully aligned with UKPSF practice and a badge of assured quality

For more information about applying for a fellowship please contact


A list of University of Adelaide Staff current holding the designation is below: