Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR) University of Greenwich

The University of Greenwich, along with other UK universities, issues the Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR). The HEAR is designed to encourage a more sophisticated approach to recording student achievement, which acknowledges fully the range of opportunities that higher education institutions in the UK offer to their students.

The HEAR is currently issued as a paper document and details academic achievement, including overall module marks as per a transcript,  and also provides information about your programme of study and some of your additional achievements undertaken whilst at university.

It is intended that the information provided on the HEAR will prove useful both to graduates entering the job market and to employers. Further information about the HEAR is available at the following external websites:

Frequently asked questions

What is the HEAR?

The Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR) is designed to augment the existing transcript. The HEAR is a record of academic and non-academic achievements which have been verified by the university.

The HEAR has been introduced in over 90 Universities and Colleges and reflects the belief that a degree classification alone cannot do justice to the knowledge, skills and experience gained by students, although the degree classification will continue to be of significance. Employers and postgraduate admissions tutors are interested in a much wider range of graduate capabilities than those captured purely in marks and grades, although these will remain an essential element of the HEAR.

When do I receive my HEAR?

Students who completed in 2014-15 should receive their HEAR by August 2016.

How do I receive my HEAR?

The HEAR will be posted to you. Please ensure your contact details are up to date on Bannerweb, accessed via the student portal.

What information is included?

Only recognized activities are included, which can be verified by the University of Greenwich, within the following agreed set of values:


Academic achievements 

  • Sandwich courses 

Ambassadorship

  • AWPU Ambassador
  • Erasmus Ambassador
  • Student Representative

Employment

  • Part time university employment

Mentoring

  • Mentor

Placement

  • Erasmus study abroad
  • European Work
  • Placements

Press and Awards

  • Academic Prize
  • Awards and Prizes

Professional Status

  • Professional Status

Societies and Committees

  • Chairperson
  • Vice Chairperson
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Sports Team Captain
  • Social Secretary
  • Society Council Representative
  • Quality Management Student Representative (AQU)

Student Representation

  • NUS Delegate

Student Union Prizes

  • Sports Prizes

Volunteering

  • Special Constable
  • University Event Volunteer
  • Volunteer

What activities are not included?

  • External employment
  • External work experience

If I have any questions about my HEAR, who should I contact?

Currently, the University of Greenwich does not issue a Diploma Supplement.