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
1 May 2019 14 May 2019
25 June 2019 9 July 2019

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
  Good Practice FELLOW evidence matrix Good Practice SENIOR FELLOW evidence matrix  
Application Form‌

Continuing Professional Development

The CPD programme of workshops covers a wide range of topics on learning and teaching in higher education. You are welcome to attend any of these workshops using the Academic Development booking system. Alternatively, you could propose a session within this programme by emailing theacademy@liverpool.ac.uk which could contribute to your own development, and provide evidence towards your claim for Fellowship or Senior Fellowship of ULTRA.