Teaching Fellow's Higher Education Academy honour

One of the University’s Teaching Fellows is celebrating her latest academic honour.

Dr Laura Britten, from the School of Biomedical Sciences, has been elected Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) through the University’s Professional Recognition in Student Education (PRiSE) scheme.

The University is accredited by the HEA to award on its behalf through PRiSE. There are three Fellowship categories – Associate Fellowship, Fellowship and Senior Fellowship – and each are attained based on experience of Higher Education teaching and/or support of learning.

Laura has been at the University since 2008, firstly as an undergraduate student (BSc Sport and Exercise Sciences 2008-2011), then as a postgraduate student (PhD, School of Biomedical Sciences 2011-2015) and, since 2015, she has been a Teaching Fellow in Exercise Psychology/Motor Control.

She has gained experience at teaching all levels of undergraduate students on Sport and Exercise Sciences and Sport Science and Physiology degree programmes. Along with that, she has also been a personal tutor to undergraduate students via LeedsforLife, a study abroad year tutor for the Faculty of Biological Sciences and a staff representative on the Student Staff Forum.

Laura says: “I was delighted to be successful with my application. The PRiSE scheme was a great way to reflect upon my teaching practices and gain recognition.”

Visit the PRiSE website or email the administration team for further information about the scheme and how you can apply for a Fellowship.

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