Criteria for Election

To be eligible for election, nominees need to meet our definition of a Fellow:

Fellows must be persons resident in Wales, persons of Welsh birth who are resident elsewhere and others with a particular connection with Wales; in each case, having a demonstrable record of excellence and achievement in one of the academic disciplines or, being members of the professions, the arts, industry, commerce or public service, having made a distinguished contribution to the world of learning.

Criteria and measures of distinction will, of course, vary between different disciplines and areas of achievement. However, in all cases we define excellence in terms of:

  • The Nominee’s contributions
  • The impact of these contributions on learning in Wales or more widely
  • The originality of the Nominee’s methods within the discipline or profession, and their contributions to academic life and wider society
  • The professional standing of the Nominee amongst our existing Fellows or outside
  • Evidence of national/international reputation

You may also be interested to read our criteria for Honorary Fellows.