Chemistry GTAs awarded FHEA status

Three of our postgraduate researchers, who are also graduate teaching assistants (GTAs), have been recognised as Fellows of the Higher Education Academy as part of the university's Learning and Teaching Professional Recognition Scheme. Beth Crowston, David Griffin and Zoe Smallwood have all gained the award before completing their PhDs, illustrating their focus and commitment to teaching both here in Sheffield and also overseas in our partnership with Nanjing Tech.

Speaking about the fellowship David said, “It's great recognition of the amount and variation of teaching we do throughout our time as GTAs.” Zoe added, “It’s also nice to have the chance to develop and shape teaching activities in the labs.”

Our recent FHEA GTAs

Congratulations to Beth, David and Zoe on this fantastic achievement.

Notes on the Higher Education Academy FHEA scheme

The Higher Education Academy recognises and supports institutions and individuals who are committed to improving learning and teaching at a university level. To achieve recognition, an individual must demonstrate their commitment to higher education by providing evidence of their commitment to high quality student teaching. This scheme forms part of professional development aligned to the UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF) which is a nationally-recognised framework for benchmarking Higher Education teaching and learning support.