Be a Fellow – how to join


The Associate Educational Fellowship is always looking to recruit new members.

The Fellowship can offer you:

  • A settled ‘home’ at the University of Bedfordshire;
  • A settled supper-night format of:  ‘supper – reading – question – speaker ’;
  • National-level speakers which have included:
    Professor Tim Brighouse, Baroness Estelle Morris and Professor Steve Higgins
  • A set of objectives
  • A research review tool
  • A growing network of national links including: ResearchEdMESHGuides and numerous links on Twitter
  • A two-year track record of successful Fellowship activities

Anyone who is involved in education, whether as teacher, a lecturer, a member of the support staff or as a governor/trustee within Bedford Borough, can become a Fellow. All you need to be is curious about how we can improve practice in schools, be reflective, creative and be able to work as part of a team.

Take a look at our Fellowship Movie (Talking Heads) that will hopefully give you a ‘feel’ for what the Fellowship is about. It gives a number of compelling reasons to join!

There are two ways to become a Fellow.  Both need to be endorsed by a school or educational organisation to which you are affiliated but you can either be sponsored by the school/organisation or become a Fellow independently.

The cost is £100 per Fellow.  This will entitle you to:

  • Attend six ‘Suppers’ during the year (once every half term) for two-hour Fellowship meetings  (food included) to hear local speakers on subjects chosen by Fellows themselves;
  • Have an opportunity to hear top national and international keynote speakers at our termly lectures;
  • Be a member of the UoB Library;
  • Have quick and easy access to up-to-date, national and international research through our Academic Liaison Fellow;
  • Take the opportunity to shape and be part of new research-related course modules as they develop;
  • Get published – if that interests you!

Join us on Twitter and see who else is interested in what we are doing!

Click here to access the application form or email me for more information.

Latest Supper Update – Nuala Forsey

Did you miss the thought provoking supper with our guest speaker Nuala Forsey?

Nuala was so inspiring Fellows have asked if she can host a lecture in 2018.

You can view Nuala’s presentation and all the feedback from the evening. You can also view all the suppers from 2017: