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Drs Bronwen Burton and Wael Kafienah made Fellows of the HEA

25 January 2018

CMM’s Drs Bronwen Burton and Wael Kafienah attended a CREATE awards event on 25 January 2018, and both received CREATE level 2 awards. This means they are both officially Fellows of the Higher Education Academy.

Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) provides individuals with recognition of their practice, impact and leadership of teaching and learning. The Fellowship demonstrates a personal and institutional commitment to professionalism in learning and teaching in higher education. HEA Fellowships are embedded in the UK and have been adopted by increasing numbers of higher education institutions globally, from the Americas to Australasia.

Dr Kafienah stated that the FHEA has consolidated his personal development and evidence of professional practice in higher education. He stated that “It is a badge of assured quality throughout the institution and an important indicator that the University of Bristol is fully aligned with the UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF), a nationally-recognised framework for benchmarking success within Higher Education teaching and learning support. Becoming FHEA means joining an internationally-recognised network of the best and brightest professionals working in Higher Education today”.

Dr Burton added 'It was fantastic to be involved with the University's Cultivating Research and Teaching Excellence (CREATE) CPD scheme whilst working towards Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy. The CREATE workshops allowed me to gain a wealth of knowledge while forming links with other educators from across the University. The programme encourages scholarship of teaching and learning, where self-reflection, evaluation and enquiry drive evidence-based development of innovative teaching practice. It has been rewarding to apply new ideas to improve learning experiences and to receive such positive feedback from both undergraduate and postgraduate students.'


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