PGCHE & AFS
Who is it for?
The Associate Fellowship Scheme (AFS) is for Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) in receipt of a VC Scholarship.
How long does it take?
The AFS is a one year part-time course.
AFS - What does it involve?
There are two routes: one for people who are teaching and one for people whose role involves supporting academic provision.
Route (i) Associate Fellowship Scheme: Teaching route. This is the route for you if you are engaged in direct teaching, for example leading seminars where you have some responsibility for what and how you teach
Route (ii) Associate Fellowship Scheme: Learning Support route. This is the route for you if your role involves supporting academic provision. Examples include learning technologists, learning developers and learning resource/library staff, or staff who undertake marking roles that incorporate some or no teaching-related responsibilities
It is a programme requirement that everyone is observed twice, once by your AFS peer and once by your School mentor.
When applying for the AFS you will need to submit the completed application form, signed by your Director of Division (or their nominee), to email@example.com
Please be aware we have a large number of applications due to the increase in staff and GTA scholarships, and therefore have limited places, so please send your application in as soon as possible.
Sending your application in 3 months in advance will not guarantee you a place, but will give you a much better chance.
When signing your application, your Director of Division or their nominee should also assign you a mentor from your School. This should not be your First or Second PhD supervisor.
Please note, we cannot add your name to our waiting list if we receive an application form without a signature.
If you feel that you have sufficient previous Higher Education teaching experience, or have taken courses or qualifications which may exempt you from elements of the PGCHE, please review the APCL/APEL policy. You can apply for exemption for up to 50% of the modules. For further details of all our modules, please click here.
If you need initial advice on the kind of detail to include in your claim, please contact Edd Pitt (firstname.lastname@example.org)
We will be in contact with all applicants in August (September cohort) and December (January cohort), informing applicants if they have a place for the next iteration. If they do not have a place we will give alternative options. For those allocated a place, we will give further details of the programme.
If you have any further questions regarding the application process or the programmes themselves, please contact the Programme Administrator (email@example.com).