ALPINE: Seeking Professional Recognition through ALPINE: An Introduction

This one hour webinar will provide an overview of the ALPINE framework. ALPINE (Accredited Learning, Professional development and Innovation in Education) is the university’s framework for the recognition of excellent practice in learning and teaching and allows the university to award Fellowships of the UK Higher Education Academy (HEA).

Alex will go over the three routes to professional recognition of the HEA, timescales for submitting an application and the support available for participants on ALPINE.

The session is open to anyone who has registered for ALPINE or for anyone considering registering for ALPINE.

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Please email  Please include if you have already registered for ALPINE (and if so the fellowship category you are registering to apply for).


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Presentation slides

Introduction to ALPINE document

The UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF)


Alex Walker was appointed professional recognition and development coordinator in May 2016.  Alex's main responsibilities include coordinating ALPINE and supporting applicants throughout the ALPINE application process, Coordinating the University Mentoring Scheme and  organising and coordinating events through the university's Learning and Teaching Academy which help to promote and support good practice in research, and learning and teaching across the university. 

Alex has worked supporting research, learning and teaching in education in FE and HE since graduating with a BA Hons at Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen in 2003.  Before starting at the university Alex worked in a similar role as coordinator of the Centre of Academic Development at the University of Aberdeen.  In May 2017 Alex achieved Associate Fellow of the HEA, which has helped to shape the support she offers ALPINE applicants.


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