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

Scheduled workshops for ULTRA applicants

HEA Recognition Panels

Important dates for Associate, Fellow and Senior Fellow applications

Deadline for application Date of panel
9 September 2019 30 September 2019
2 October 2019 23 October 2019
19 November 2019 10 December 2019
15 January 2020 5 February 2020
9 March 2020 30 March 2020
21 April 2020 12 May 2020
9 June 2020 30 June 2020

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


Registration form
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
Application Form