Solihull College & University Centre’s Chair of Governors, Barbara Hughes, is delighted to report that Principal and Chief Executive, Dr Rebecca Gater, and Director of Higher Education & Research, Mary Younan, have both been awarded Principal Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (PFHEA) for their leadership in academic practice and academic development as a key contribution to high quality student learning.
Barbara comments: “We are delighted to have been awarded Principal Fellowship, which recognises a demonstration of impact at a strategic level, a commitment to academic practice and leadership in teaching and learning.”
Rebecca shares: “It was a valuable process of reflection and review, and we are thrilled to receive this accolade; specifically, representing the Further Education Sector in delivering Higher Education.”
Mary adds: “It’s an honour to be recognised in this way and receive Principal Fellowship. High-quality teaching is at the heart of what we do at the College, and this award demonstrates our commitment to developing knowledgeable and employable students.”
The work of the College’s Higher Education team continues to help minimise the barriers to access and student success experienced by many who are under-represented or disadvantaged.
Principal Fellowship is awarded by Advance HE to those who demonstrate sustained and effective strategic leadership in academic practice and academic development as a key contribution to high-quality student learning.