University of Bath

Bath Scheme Writing Support

The Academic Staff Development team provide writing support to assist you with your HEA Fellowship application.

Support mechanisms

To access the writing support you first need to talk to your Bath Scheme Champion and undertake the diagnostic tool to identify the category you are applying for if eligible, you can then register for the Bath Scheme.

Associate and Fellow

Introductory Writing Days are held 3 or 4 times a year out of term-time. Following a brief overview explaining what you need to do and how you go about making a Fellowship application, the remainder of the Writing day is dedicated to supporting you in developing your examples which will form the basis of your application. The day will be supported by several experienced advisors from across the University, who will be on hand to help you develop your thoughts, ideas and examples as you prepare your application. You need to sign up to attend.

Senior Fellow

Senior Fellow workshops are normally held twice a year. The workshops provide an introduction to what the requirements are for a Senior Fellow application. There will also be a chance to explore the types of evidence required within your application. You need to sign up to attend.

Principal Fellow

For anyone registered for the category of Principal Fellowship , support is offered by the Bath Scheme Director in making a direct application to Advance HE. You can also sign up for regular writing support workshops.

Other Support

Shut Up and Write support sessions are ideal for taking time away from the office to focus on your application. The are normally held on the last Wednesday afternoon of the month and focus on those seeking HEA Associate, Fellow or Senior Fellow. Individuals seeking Principal Fellowship can access the space though support for others will be the priority. You need to have attended an Introductory Writing Day and/or made a start with writing your application and be registered on the Bath Scheme to take part in the writing sessions. You need to sign up to attend.

Various other sources of support are available which include a Moodle course with a range of resources, e.g. handbooks, guidance on writing reflectively and using the educational literature, and a checklist of requirements for each category of Fellowship.