HEAR: Higher Education Achievement Record
From 2011/12 the University will recognise many extracurricular activities on the university transcript which you receive upon graduation.
Known as the Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR), this new version of the University transcript will not only list all of your academic achievements, but also many other achievements as well.
Currently, the extracurricular activities recognised on your transcript include many of the SVSS volunteering projects, but if you have been an elected council member or board member of one of the 4 student bodies on campus, or if you have been an elected class rep, or if you have acted as president, secretary or treasurer with an affiliated club or society, then, providing you meet the minimum requirements for eligibility, you can have this recorded by the University on your transcript when you graduate. The SRC sends out an email in the second term to all students who are registered with our extracurricular activites, notifying them of how to go through the verification process. However, we do not have responsibility for the activities of the other 3 student bodies on campus.
GUSRC have been involved in the development of the HEAR and welcome the new measures in showing the value placed on extracurricular activity by the University. It can also serve as an indication for potential employers to the kinds of activity you have undertaken alongside your studies during your years as a University of Glasgow student.
The HEAR was introduced in the 2011/12 academic year. It is important to note that extracurricular activities are not generally recognised retrospectively. So, if you are in your third year, but were a class rep in your second year and didn’t respond to the verification email when you received it, then it is unlikely that this will be added to your record. Only activities which you have undertaken in the current academic year will be recorded on your record.
The list of activities eligible for the HEAR is not exhaustive and you should check with the body responsible for supporting your extracurricular activity if you are unsure of its HEAR status. There is potential for the list of recognised activities to grow in forthcoming years.
If you would like any more information on the HEAR, please contact the University of Glasgow Senate Office.