The Higher Education Achievement Report is a new way to get recognition for your achievements at university
What is the HEAR?
The HEAR is a new type of transcript. It is a record of all of your academic results. You can also use it to gain recognition for the additional co-curricular activities you do alongside your studies.
Why is it useful?
When you take part in activities outside of your degree programme, whether you are a Student Ambassador, write for student media or volunteer, you develop the kinds of skills and experience which employers are looking for when you graduate.
How can I use my HEAR?
Use your HEAR to plan and get recognition for the additional activities you do outside your degree, see and reflect on your progress at the end of each year and use it as official evidence of your achievements when you apply for jobs and internships.
How are my activities recorded on my HEAR?
Your activities aren't automatically recorded on your HEAR, you need to ask. Find out how to get your activities recorded on your HEAR on the explore.gold/recordit
Activities recognised on the HEAR
Activities you can do in Media & Comms, Theatre, Music and Computing
How helping your fellow students can help you
If you’ve signed up as an ambassador this is how you can get it recorded
Working with CEN8 and other groups to help local people
How to record that you are running a club or society
Roles with Wired Radio, Smiths or The Leopard can be recorded
Working for the Students' Union.
There is a wide range of prizes and awards you can record
Attending and completing skills workshops and courses
Opportunities for library reps, Erasmus+ and working on the annual fund
What our students think
"The HEAR puts together all the work you have done in the three years you were here and looking at it after you graduate you might see skills you didn’t see before, skills that might be useful for something you want to do in the future."
Kenny, President African Caribbean Society
"I believe being able to record all of your activities is really important because all of these additional activities help you build up skills that will later on be helpful in the workforce. Sometimes you aren’t able to build up these skills on your course and so this is a nice way to record everything that you are doing and show your potential employer the skills you have gained during your time at university."
Simona, President of Debating Society, Volunteer with CEN8, Student Representative, Gold Award Achiever