STAR workshops

The Educational Development Unit (EDU) offers two workshops and a series of drop-in support sessions aimed at supporting your journey towards HEA recognition

STAR workshops

Introductory workshop

The STAR introductory workshop opens by outlining the Imperial STAR Framework and the HEA's UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF) (at Higher Education Academy). Participants will then establish which level of recognition best matches their current level of experience before beginning the process of mapping their practice to the UKPSF (at Higher Education Academy).

If you are thinking of applying for Senior Fellowship, we recommend you attend our STAR introductory workshop - Senior Fellowship.

Pre-submission workshop

The STAR pre-submission workshop employs a combination of self-assessment, peer-assessment and tutor input to assess each delegate’s learning outcomes and practice against the UKSPF (at Higher Education Academy). A fundamental focus of the workshop is to identify areas for development to the written application prior to submission. If this workshop is fully booked, you may join the waiting list or attend a drop-in session (see right column). Please note that you must have a draft copy of your application ready in order to attend this workshop.

Drop-in support sessions

The EDU will host a series of drop-in sessions to support you through the application process. These sessions will allow you to work on your applications alongside fellow applicants and an EDU member of staff. If you are attending in order to discuss an application for Senior Fellowship, please contact us in advance at

All sessions will be held in Meeting Room 1, Level 5 Sherfield Building, unless otherwise indicated.

No booking required. If your application is for Senior Fellowship, please get in touch with us at before attending.