HEFi is delighted to congratulate Professor Duncan Shepherd from the Department of Mechanical Engineering on achieving Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA), becoming the 100th member of staff at Birmingham to achieve SFHEA through the Birmingham Beacon Scheme.  

Beacon is the HEFi scheme that is accredited by Advance HE to award Associate Fellowship, Fellowship and Senior Fellowship. All staff employed by the University (academic or professional services) who have a role that involves teaching and/or supporting learning can join the scheme.

Since Birmingham Beacon Scheme started in 2015, it has had 234 successful applicants, including 43 Associate Fellows, 91 Fellows and now achieving the landmark of 100 Senior Fellows. 

If you are a member of staff considering participating in Birmingham Beacon please contact: Beacon@contacts.bham.ac.uk

If you are a manager looking for professional development opportunities for your staff and would like to discuss this further please contact HEFi.