The STAR Framework offers a flexible, achievable pathway towards HEA Fellowship using any experience of teaching and supporting student learning to make a claim. Fellowship applications can be based on a very broad definition of teaching; anybody who supports student learning with advice, training or technical support can work towards Fellowship. The Framework is designed to fit around various roles and be achievable for anybody supporting learning; it is not just for those with formal teaching responsibility.

Those in a role which involves supporting the teaching work of other colleagues or student learning may be eligible to apply for Associate Fellowship of the HEA (at Higher Education Academy). This is a great way to have your valuable contribution to best practice in teaching and learning formally recognised, even if you do not undertake formal lectures or tutorials. The best place to start would be to sign up to a STAR introductory workshop.