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Submitting your fellowship application

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

Where possible, written applications and the supporting documents should be submitted as a single PDF.

If you are submitting a presentation application you can submit your presentation as a link in an email with the supporting documents attached or via OneDrive. If you are submitting a narrated PowerPoint presentation, please submit this via email along with your supporting documents.

2022/23

  • Thursday 20 October 2022
  • Thursday 16 February 2023
  • Thursday 22 June 2023 

Please read the information below which details what documents you will need to submit for your application.

Presentations

 Presentation (max.)Discussion (max.)
Associate Fellow

10 minute pre-recorded video

Recommend 5 PowerPoint slides

An additional 500 words may be requested by the assessors if required.
Fellow

15 minute pre-recorded video

Recommend 10 PowerPoint slides

An additional 500 words may be requested by the assessors if required.
Senior Fellow

20 minute pre-recorded video

Recommend 15 PowerPoint slides

An additional 500 words may be requested by the assessors if required

Principal Fellow

30 minute presentation

Recommend 20 PowerPoint slides

Please contact the LEAP administrator if you wish to submit an oral presentation for Principal Fellowship

Important information

  • Please note that due to the University closure, all oral presentations for Associate Fellow, Fellow and Senior Fellow should be submitted as pre-recorded videos or narrated PowerPoint presentations. (Guidance on producing a recorded or narrated presentation). 
  • If you wish to apply for Principal Fellow by oral presentation, please contact the LEAP administrator as early as possible. 

Required documents

Applicants submitting via the oral presentation route must include the following documents as part of their application:

  • Completed LEAP application cover sheet. This includes a declaration of academic integrity. 
  • Copy of narrated PowerPoint slides with accompanying notes and the pre-recorded video presentation if submitting in a format other than MS PowerPoint. (Guidance on producing a recorded or narrated presentation). 
  • Two signed supporting references. Applicants for Principal Fellow should include a third reference from a colleague external to the institution. Further guidance about supporting references and the LEAP referee report form is available under the References / supporting statements section.
  • Mapping exercise. Further guidance about the mapping exercise and downloadable templates is available under the Mapping Exercise section.

Applicants can also submit an additional handout to support their presentation if they wish to do so however, this is optional. The handout should be no more than one side of A4.

Written Portfolios

 Word length (max)
Associate Fellow 2,000 words
Fellow 3,500 words
Senior Fellow 6,500 words
Principal Fellow 8,000 words

Important information

  • References and the mapping exercise will not be included in the word count.
  • Please note that assessor's will not consider any portfolio that is more than 10% over the maximum word limit.
  • The breakdown of words between your introduction and case studies is flexible.
  • We recommend that your introduction is no more than 500 words.

Required documents

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

  • Completed LEAP application cover sheet. This includes a declaration of academic integrity.
  • Written portfolio
  • Two signed supporting references. Applicants for Principal Fellow should include a third reference from a colleague external to the institution. Further guidance about supporting references and the LEAP referee report form is available under the References / Supporting statements section.
  • Mapping exercise. Further guidance about the mapping exercise and downloadable templates is available under the Mapping Exercise section.

Mapping Exercise

The mapping exercise enables you to clearly demonstrate where your experience maps to the relevant Descriptor of the UKPSF. It 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. 

  • Those applying for Associate Fellow should map their experience to Descriptor 1 of the UKPSF.
  • Those applying for Fellow should map their experience to Descriptor 2 of the UKPSF.
  • Those applying for Senior Fellow should map their experience to Descriptor 3 of the UKPSF
  • Those applying for Principal Fellow should map their record of educational impact to Descriptor 4 of the UKPSF.

Important Information

Your mapping exercise should follow the advice in the below templates and use a font size no smaller than 10. 

Mapping exercise templates for download

References / supporting statements

Your application should include supporting statements (or references) that corroborate your application and support your application for AdvanceHE fellowship. Each reference must be unique and be written from first-hand experience of your teaching and support for learning. 

References should be from someone who has a good awareness of your teaching and learning practice and can be from a senior colleague, line manager/supervisor, peer or a learner. We recommend that you contact potential referees as early as possible to check whether they are willing to write a supporting statement for you.

Applications for Associate Fellow, Fellow and Senior Fellow must include two supporting reference statements. We recommend that at least one reference statement is from someone internal to the University. Supporting references can be provided as a reference letter or referees can complete the LEAP referee report form. 

Applications for Principal Fellow must include three supporting reference statements. For Principal Fellow, at least one of the references must be from a colleague external to the University and at least one referee must hold an AdvanceHE fellowship or National Teaching Fellowship.