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​Frequently Asked Questions


1. What is ENroute?

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


2. What are the benefits 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. Why was the framework redeveloped?

ENroute has been redeveloped to ensure it is scaleable and sustainable to support the target within the new Academic Strategy of all academic staff achieving HEA fellowship by 2020 while still ensuring that the process is developmental and appealing to applicants.


4. Can I apply for fellowship now?

Yes! Please contact enroute@napier.ac.uk to make initial enquiries. Or contact Louise McCarte direct on x5018.


5. What are the significant dates ahead?

Please look at the ENroute Key Dates. 


6. Is there a cost involved?. Is there a cost 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.


7. Can Professional Services staff involved in teaching and supporting leaning gain HEA fellowships?

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


8. Who should I contact?

Your initial point of contact is Louise McCarte via enroute@napier.ac.uk or on x5018.


9. Where can I find out more?

The ENroute Handbook: A Guide to Gaining Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy 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.


10. How will my personal data be used?

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

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