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RISES-Recognising Individual Staff Education Status

The RISES programme provides a CPD route to gaining HEA fellowship from Associate Fellow through to Principal Fellow.

RISES route to HEA Fellowship

LEaD has gained accreditation for the RISES programme through the Higher Education Academy. The programme offers City staff the opportunity to gain HEA fellowship via a CPD portfolio route.

The scheme is open to both full and part time City, University of London Staff (academic and professional services) whose role includes learning and teaching or supporting learning and  teaching.


A series of introductory workshops run each year. At the workshop the different catergories of Fellowship and the requirements to achieve each will be explained. You will then be provided with a mentor to support your writing.

 RISES 2018-19 Introductory workshops 
 Friday 19th July 2019                             14:00 - 15:30 
 RISES 2019-20 Introductory workshops  
 Wednesday 11th September 2019        10:00 - 11:30 
 Thursday 3rd October 2019                  14:00 - 15:30 
 Friday 8th November 2019                    10:00 - 11:30 
 Tuesday 3rd December 2019                 14:00 - 15:30  
 Thursday 9th January 2020                   14:00 - 15:30 
 Wednesday 5th February 2020              10:00 - 11:30 
 Monday 2nd March 2020                        14:00 - 15:30 
 Tuesday 31st March                               10.00 – 11.30 
 Thursday 14th May 2020                        14:00 - 15:30 
 Tuesday 2nd June 2020                         10:00 - 11:30 
 Thursday 22nd July 2020                       14:00 - 15:30 

If you are interested in attending one of these workshops please complete the booking form via the link below and then save the time of the workshop you have selected in your outlook calendar. We will normally send a confirmation email with room details no later than 5 working days before the workshop – if you don’t receive this please contact LEaDEvents@city.ac.uk

RISES Introductory Workshop booking form

Writing Retreats

LEaD offers support and advice throughout the process and also provides an opportunity for you to attend a half-day writing retreat to work on your submission. To participate in these you need to have attended an introductory workshop so you know which category of Fellowship you are writing your application for and you need to have registered using the form on the moodle module.

Dates for the 2019/20 academic year will be confirmed by the end of September.


Read about Dr Rachael-Anne Knight's journey to Principal Fellow here:

LEaD Blog  - RISES Programme for Principal Fellowship of the HEA