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​​"Mentoring Circles were incredibly useful in benchmarking my own record of professional activities and learning from others."

Frequently Asked​ Questions


1. What is ENro​ute?

ENroute is Edinburgh Napier​ University’s professional recognition framework that has been accredited by the Advance HE (Formerly the Higher Education Academy, HEA). This is the framework through which staff can gain Advance HE Fellowship in recognition of their achievements in teaching and supporting learning.

2. What are the benef​its of gaining Fellowship?

There are several benefits to gaining Fellowship, these include:

  • formal recognition for your work in teaching and supporting students

  • benchmarking of your practice against sector expectations and standards

  • the opportunity to discuss, develop and reflect on your practice

  • achievement of a portable asset which is increasingly recognised by higher and further education institutions around the UK and beyond

  • entitlement to use post-nominal letters (AFHEA, FHEA, SFHEA, PFHEA)

  • invitation to join Edinburgh Napier’s lively and supportive community of Teaching Fellows

  • achievement of an expectation for academic career progression within Edinburgh Napier.


3. How are participants suppor​ted in the ENroute process?

The primary means by which you are supported during the process of preparing your claim for Fellowship are Mentoring Circles, Workshops and access to a range of material available on Moodle.


4. What are the significant da​tes ahead?

Please look at the ENroute Key Dates. 


5. Is there a co​st involved?

There will be no cost involved in applying for fellowship as the University is investing in the framework to enable us to manage the process internally.


6. Can Professional Services​ staff involved in teaching and supporting learning gain HEA fellowships?

Absolutely - a number of Professional Services staff already hold Fellowship. All staff interested in gaining Fellowship will be supported through the process.


7. How do I a​pply?

If you have any initial enquiries, please email enroute@napier.ac.uk


8. Where can I find out m​ore?

The ENroute Handbook: A Guide to Gaining Advance HE Fellowship aims to explain the choices available through ENroute and to guide you through the process. There is further support in place, including the ENroute Information and Guidance for Participants Moodle Site and, most importantly, a University-wide community of experienced and enthusiastic colleagues to help you along the way.


9. How will my perso​nal data be used?

Please see our Privacy Statement​ http://staff.napier.ac.uk/services/secretary/governance/DataProtection/Pages/statement.aspx

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