Since November 2013, I am a Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy, after succesfully completing the Teaching Fellowship Preparation Programme of the Oxford Learning Institute.
Thirty-five years ago, when I arrived at Indiana University, a senior faculty member took me aside and gave me some advice. "Ewing," he said, "here are five things you ought to do in the next few years if you want to be a mathematician." Publish sensibly, discover constantly, travel extensively, talk widely, teach passionately. Do those things, he said, and mathematics becomes a part of your life - not just a job, but a profession. That was good advice.