Testimonials


Helen Bowen

Role: Registry Assistant, Academic Registry.
Fellowship category: Associate Fellow.
“I feel proud to be a part of the Higher Education Academy family. By having the recognition of Associate Fellow reminds me of how I have supported students in the past, but that this has also motivated me to think of innovate methods of supporting students going forward through administrative services.”


Lloyd Williams

Role: Employability Development Manager, Learning Services.
Fellowship category: Fellow.
“The Fellowship reflective process allowed me to consider the ways learning and teaching has been pivotal to my role as a careers practitioner, manager and employability developer. The confidence I took from this in terms of networking with academics has built significant momentum in embedding employability within the curriculum at USW. Many of the USW employability development team have now followed in my footsteps to further enhance their own confidence and professional credibility.”


Carl Sykes

Role: Senior Learning Technologist, CELT.
Fellowship category: Senior Fellow.
“As a recent successful Senior Fellow of the HEA, it feels good to have achieved recognition among a committed academic community built upon the shared goal of enhancing and developing teaching & learning. On a personal level, I feel that this recognition will help to enhance my future development and career progression in Higher Education.”


Karen Fitzgibbon

Role: Head of Teaching, Learning and Student Experience, Faculty of Business and Society.
Fellowship category: Principal Fellow.
“Working with colleagues to highlight the significance of HEA recognition has enabled me to share in the practice of many inspiring people. It has been a privilege to engage in rich conversations about academic practice in higher education and to ensure that our policies reflect the disciplinary context within which we deliver our student experiences.”


Celia Jackson

Role: Senior Lecturer (Photography), Faculty of Creative Industries.
TSL role: TSL@USW Mentor.
Fellowship category: Senior Fellow.
“I have been privileged to work with some fabulous mentors over the years, who have invested so much of their time and expertise in helping me build my career. It’s an absolute delight to be a mentor myself now, and to help staff to reflect, evaluate and reveal their strengths as they prepare a claim. Also, it’s a two-way street: I learn a great deal from my mentees, and make valuable new cross-disciplinary connections as well!”


Mark Davies

Role: Academic Manager: Innovation and Technology, Faculty of Life Sciences and Education.
TSL role: TSL Assessor.
Fellowship category: Senior Fellow.
““HEA Fellowship offers a framework through which busy staff can demonstrate an ongoing commitment to the development of exemplary learning and teaching. As a TSL@USW assessor, I have had the opportunity to hear about some fantastic pedagogical practice here at USW; the Fellowship scheme allows this to be acknowledged, rewarded, and shared with other colleagues – ultimately resulting in an enhanced student experience.”