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Deadlines and submission information

The next available submission deadlines are:

  • Thursday 19 July 2018
  • Thursday 22 November 2018
  • Thursday 28 March 2019

Applications should be submitted by email to leap.cpd@manchester.ac.uk by 11:59pm on the dates above.


If you wish to submit your application for the July 2018 deadline, please email leap.cpd@manchester.ac.uk by 22 June 2018 confirming your chosen fellowship pathway and your assessment route (see below for more information on the assessment routes).

Oral presentations (all pathways)

The maximum length of oral presentations and the follow up discussion for applicants submitting via the oral presentation route.

 Presentation (length)Discussion time (max)
Associate Fellow

10 mins

Maximum five PowerPoint slides

10 mins

 

Fellow

15 mins

Maximum ten PowerPoint slides

15 mins

 

Senior Fellow

20 mins

Maximum fifteen PowerPoint slides

20 mins

 

Principal Fellow

30 mins

Maximum twenty PowerPoint slides

30 mins

 

Required documents

Applicants choosing the oral presentation route should submit the following documents as part of their application:

  • Copy of PowerPoint slides - please note the maximum number per your fellowship pathway
  • Two supporting references – one must be from a Fellow of the HEA; both must refer directly to the UKPSF and validate your submission. Applicants for Principal Fellow should include a third reference and one referee needs to be outside the institution
  • Mapping exercise
  • 1 x A4 handout (optional)

Written portfolios (all pathways)

The maximum word count of written portfolios for applicants submitting via the written portfolio route.

Please be aware that the assessor’s will not be able to consider any portfolio that is more than 10% over the maximum word limit stated below.

The breakdown of words between the introduction (about me / career journey) and case studies sections are flexible. It is advisable that your introduction should be approximately 500 words with the remainder of the word count being divided between your case studies. It is accepted that some case studies will be longer than others.

 Word length (max) *
Associate Fellow 1,500 words
Fellow 3,500 words
Senior Fellow 6,500 words
Principal Fellow 8,000 words

* References and the mapping exercise will not be included as part of the word count.

Required documents

Applicants choosing the written portfolio route must include the following as part of their application:

  • Written portfolio (as a single document)
  • Two supporting references – one must be from a fellow of the HEA; both must refer directly to the UKPSF and validate your submission. Applicants for Principal Fellow should include a third reference and one referee needs to be outside the institution
  • Mapping exercise

Mapping exercise

The mapping exercise allows participants to clearly demonstrate where their experience maps to each relevant criteria of the UKPSF.

All applications should include a completed mapping exercise. Please see below for the correct template for your level of fellowship.

The mapping exercise can be brief and should signpost the assessor’s to pages in your written portfolio or slides in your oral presentation where you have evidenced against each specific criteria. This is not included in the overall word count for the written portfolio.

  • Those applying for Associate Fellow should map their experience to Descriptor 1 of the UKPSF. This should not exceed 2 sides of A4. 
  • Those applying for Fellow should map their experience to Descriptor 2 of the UKPSF. This should not exceed 3 sides of A4. 
  • Those applying for Senior Fellow should map their experience to Descriptor 3 of the UKPSF. This should not exceed 4 sides of A4. 
  • Those applying for Principal Fellow should map their experience to Descriptor 4 of the UKPSF. This should not exceed 5 sides of A4. 
Mapping exercise templates

Download a template for the mapping exercise - Associate Fellow

Download a template for the mapping exercise - Fellow

Download a template for the mapping exercise - Senior Fellowship

Download a template for the mapping exercise - Principal Fellowship