Cockcroft Academic awarded senior fellowship of the Higher Education Academy

Dr Graeme Burt at Lancaster Engineering department has just been awarded senior fellowship status at the Higher Education Academy (HEA). The Higher Education Academy (HEA) is the national body which champions teaching excellence.  They work with governments, ministries, universities and individual academics in the UK, and around the globe and provide value to the HE sector by focusing on the contribution of teaching as part of the wider student learning experience. Higher Education Academy Fellowship demonstrates a personal and institutional commitment to professionalism in learning and teaching in higher education. Across four categories, from Associate to Principal, Fellowship provides individuals with recognition of their practice, impact and leadership of teaching and learning. HEA Fellowships are embedded in the UK and have been adopted by increasing numbers of higher education institutions globally, from the Americas to Australasia. Senior Fellows are an experienced member of staff who has impact and influence on the quality of learning and teaching in their department or institution through, for example, programme or disciplinary educational leadership. Dr Burt received his senior fellowship status through his previous leadership as Head of Education and Training at the Cockcroft Institute and his role as director of studies for Electronic and Electrical, Mechatronics and Computer Systems Engineering at Lancaster University