The Principal Pathway is an internal route to applying for recognition as Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (PFHEA).
Principal Fellowship is very different to the other categories of fellowship supported through the Personal and Foundation Pathways. Rather than focusing specifically on your teaching practice, it requires you to demonstrate a 'sustained record of effective strategic leadership'. Examples of this leadership could be at an institutional or sector-wide level, but you need to be able to demonstrate effective leadership beyond your immediate department or Faculty.
Due to its very different nature, applicants will be assessed through a dialogue with a panel. You will be asked to submit some written documentation, but this will be used to inform the discussion with the panel.