Becoming a Fellow

Election to Fellowship is a public recognition of excellence. All our Fellows have made an outstanding contribution to the world of learning and have a demonstrable connection to Wales.

Because of the status of Fellowship, all Nominees (except for Honorary Fellows) must go through a rigorous process of assessment. The process is competitive – around 40 new Fellows are admitted each year, but we receive many more nominations.

We welcome nominations of people from all backgrounds, experiences, views, beliefs and cultures.

Once elected, Fellows are lifelong members and are asked to contribute to the Society’s work where possible. This may include contributing to our events, policy work, public engagement activities, governance or future election processes.

You may also be interested to read our New Fellows’ Guide, which gives further information about the Society, our strategy and activities for Fellows.