Benbecula-based music lecturer and programme leader for BA Applied Music, Anna-Wendy Stevenson has been working across the University of the Highlands and Islands as mentor and mentee to encourage fellow staff members across the network to engage in the process for recognition of their work through the UHI’s ALPINE programme.

Anna-Wendy is pictured above with fellow lecturers Simon Bradley and Roisin King.

Anna-Wendy says: ‘The Alpine framework gave me a great opportunity to reflect on and share my practice and feel recognised at a national level for the work leading a team across the network and developing new curriculum. 

“I highly recommend the process, which is delivered through a really supportive framework’.  

In August, Anna-Wendy was invited to present at the UHI Mentoring Week on ‘Making the Connection’ which explored mentoring and being mentored at a distance, providing techniques and tips for delivering mentoring over VC and telephone and developing a supportive relationship and positive attitude toward the process. 

The next cohort will begin in January and submit in May (Associate Fellow and Fellow) and June (Senior Fellow).  There is a deadline of Friday 30th November for people registering onto that cohort and registration forms can be downloaded from this page: https://www.uhi.ac.uk/en/learning-and-teaching-academy/professional-recognition--development/alpine/

 Dates for information sessions for both ALPINE and Mentoring available here:  https://www.uhi.ac.uk/en/learning-and-teaching-academy/events/

This new work for Anna-Wendy came after was awarded a Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy, now Advance HE.  The merger of the Equality Challenge Unit, the Higher EducationAcademy and the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education followed the recommendations of the Bell Review in 2017 for a single sector agency for equality and diversity, learning and teaching, and leadership and governance in higher education.  The merger took place in March 2018 and Advance HE was fully operational for 1 August, the start of the 2018-19 academic year.