The University of Liverpool Teaching Recognition and Accreditation (ULTRA) Framework has been developed to ensure that all those who teach at the University have the opportunity to engage in effective Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and gain recognition for high quality teaching.

The Framework meets the standards set in the United Kingdom Professional Standards Framework and has been accredited by the Higher Education Academy. This means that University of Liverpool staff can apply for professional recognition of their learning and teaching through ULTRA, and achieve HEA Fellowship at the same time.

Who is eligible

The ULTRA framework is available to staff who have around 3+ years’ experience of teaching in higher education. All academic staff new to teaching, and staff who wish to pursue an academic qualification in learning and teaching should undertake one of Liverpool's accredited programmes in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education. More information can be found on the Academic Development Programmes pages.

Available workshops

COVID-19 update

You will be aware that the University has suspended all face-to-face teaching for the remainder of the academic year. Please see the related FAQs from The Academy.  

This will affect the face-to-face delivery of these workshops but it is our intention to continue to support your development.

In their place, we will hold online webinars. If you register for either the Information and Guidance workshops or the Peer Assisted Formative Dialogue and Writing Retreats on CoreHR you will be notified with details about how to join the webinars.

Any questions, please do get in touch with Dr Charles Buckley charlesb@liverpool.ac.uk (Information and Guidance workshops) and Dr Alex Owen a.e.owen@liverpool.ac.uk  (Peer Assisted Formative Dialogue and Writing Retreats).

Scheduled workshops for ULTRA applicants

HEA Recognition Panels

Important dates for Associate, Fellow and Senior Fellow applications

Deadline for application

Date of panel

9 March 2020

30 March 2020

21 April 2020

12 May 2020

9 June 2020

30 June 2020

09 September 2020

30 September 2020

14 October 2020

04 November 2020

10 November 2020

01 December 2020

19 January 2021

09 February 2021

10 March 2021

31 March 2021

20 April 2021

11 May 2021

15 June 2021

06 July 2021

Please contact Academic Development for information about the next recognition panel for Principal Fellowship


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Associate Fellow (AF) Fellow (F) Senior Fellow (SF) Principal Fellow (PF)
Evidence Matrix Associate Fellow Evidence Matrix Fellow Evidence Matrix Senior Fellow Evidence Matrix Principal Fellow
Associate Fellow reference template Fellow reference template Senior Fellow reference template Principal Fellow reference template
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