ALPINE (Accredited Learning, Professional development and Innovation in Education) is the university’s framework for the recognition of excellent practice in learning and teaching, supporting learning and teaching, and educational leadership in Higher Education.

ALPINE is co-ordinated through the Learning and Teaching Academy, and allows the university to recognise excellent practice by awarding Fellowships of the Higher Education Academy (HEA). There are a number of routes to gaining these important national recognitions, including through submitting a portfolio of professional practice or successfully completing the PG Certificate Higher Education. Applications are considered by the ALPINE panel which meets three times per year.

ALPINE is open to any colleagues who deliver, support or lead the development of HE-level learning and teaching. Recognition is based on educational practice and innovation, leadership, and education-related scholarship and research.


Registration is now open for recognition panels being held in April and June 2017.  If you are interested in applying for ALPINE please complete a registration form as below and return to no later than Wednesday 15th February 2017.

To register for ALPINE:

Seeking Professional Recognition through ALPINE Webinar

This one-hour webinar  will provide practical guidance and advice for university staff who are seeking or thinking about seeking professional recognition through the ALPINE framework.  Colleagues from the Learning and Teaching Academy will discuss with you the 3 routes to professional recognition, how the routes are mapped to the UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF), and the key requirements for gaining recognition as either an Associate Fellow, Fellow, or Senior Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy.  We will help you decide if you are on the right recognition route, outline the support available to you, and what to expect on your journey to recognition.

For dates and how to register please visit the events page

If you have any questions please contact Alex Walker at