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New Academics and Fellows programme (NAP)

2019/20 = 30 completed/awarded fellowship of HEA; 37 courses; 585 participants. Top course: RE5 Research Ethics (48). School split: 47% SHS, 28% SMS, 25% SBS

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NAP is part of a University wide approach to support new academics and to provide academic staff with the skills they need to carry out their research and teaching and learning duties at the highest level. NAP is delivered at Faculty level to contextualise learning with your discipline and to connect you with experts and leaders across the Faculty. The programme is accredited by Advanced HE, formerly Higher Education Academy (HEA), and successful completion will entitle you to become a Fellow of Advance-HE (FHEA).

Those new to the programme must complete the NAP Induction which includes an online course supported by a face-to-face session and networking opportunity. The programme is designed to be flexible and provides training in three key development areas detailed below – click on the links to book a place via the Training Catalogue or download a copy of the New Academics and Fellows timetable for the current year.

NAP Handbook  

For more detailed information and to assist you throughout the NAP Programme please refer to the New Academics and Fellows Programme HandbookTo register for a place on the NAP programme, please complete the online NAP registration form. 

NAP Online

A number of NAP courses are available in a fully online format (NAP online) and others are supported by an online element providing a flipped approach to learning (NAP blended). If you are new, you can get access to the NAP Online Blackboard area through the Training Catalogue, once registered on the programme.

NAP Yammer Group

Participants are encouraged to join the programme Yammer group which is an important channel that enables you to receive peer support from and communicate with other colleagues registered on the NAP and the NAP team.

NAP Exemption

NAP is a probationary requirement for most academics up to and including Reader and is optional for fellows and Professors. The programme is designed to recognise prior learning and participants on the programme may be eligible to apply for a full or partial NAP Exemption.

NAP Submission

To complete the programme, participants must submit a reflective portfolio.  Further details including the assessment criteria and submission dates are available on the NAP Submission page.

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