Surrey Excellence in Teaching framework

The Surrey Excellence in Teaching (SET) framework provides two pathways for teaching and academic-related staff to progress to Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (HEA).


The SET framework is accredited by the HEA and leads to HEA Fellowships based on the UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF).


The SET framework is free of charge for contracted staff. 

Assessment for both pathways is through the compiling of an eportfolio. 

Engaging with SET allows individuals to:

  • Identify development needs and find ways to fulfil these through approved programmes and workshops
  • Network with peers and share best practice
  • Adopt a scholarly approach to teaching, learning and assessment
  • Receive national professional recognition for individual contribution to teaching and learning
  • Demonstrate commitment to professionalism 


There are two routes to fellowship:

  • Surrey Open Pathway
  • Open Pathway.

Further information

If you have any queries about the SET framework, please contact Janet Ramdeo.