What will my HEAR include?
The HEAR includes and extends the existing record of academic achievement: the academic transcript, and the European Diploma Supplement. This information follows the same documentation you would expect for students graduating from any university in Europe.
But it also features additional information relating to any extra-curricular activities which are formally recognised by the University – for example, the Plymouth Award, being a Student Ambassador or joining up to the Peer Assisted Learning Scheme (PALS). Further details of what appears on the HEAR can be found in the FAQs and on the section descriptions page.
View an example of a mock HEAR report.
The benefits of your HEAR
The HEAR will promote your activities to prospective employers and promote Plymouth University student achievements to local, regional and national employers and stakeholders.
The HEAR will detail additional activities you have undertaken alongside your University programme, which demonstrate that you have the type of skills that employers are looking for from graduates. These might include, for example:
- business awareness
- confidence and assertiveness
- IT skills.
When and how will I get my
You will be able to login into the HEAR system from the moment that you receive an email from Gradintelligence where you can view your HEAR as you progress through your studies and more achievements are added to it. At the conclusion of your course you are then issued with your complete (summative) HEAR after confirmation of your award.
Your electronic version of the HEAR is produced on our behalf by Gradintelligence, an external supplier already contracted by other universities to produce the HEAR. Details of your academic and other achievements are transferred to Gradintelligence in order for them to create your HEAR, and once you have activated your account with them you will be able to access your record and, if you wish, share it with specific employers, recruitment agencies or other institutions.
For further details please read our FAQs. If you have any further questions which are not answered then please email firstname.lastname@example.org.