HEAR: Higher Education Achievement Record

The University recognises many extracurricular activities on the university transcript which you receive upon graduation. Find out if you are eligible for HEAR.

What is HEAR? 

The University recognises many extra-curricular activities on the University transcript which you receive upon graduation.

The Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR) will not only list all of your academic achievements but also many other achievements as well, providing you meet the criteria for each activity. This helps to demonstrate that you have developed skills and knowledge that contribute to your personal and professional development and enables you to provide employers with an official record of your accomplishments, verified by the University.

These officially recognised extra-curricular activities include:

  • Being elected as a Council member of the SRC
  • Being elected as a Class Representative
  • Being an Editor/Manager of Student Media (GUM, Glasgow Guardian, GUST, Subcity Radio)
  • Freshers Helper
  • Mind Your Mate Trainers and Sexual Violence Prevention Trainers
  • SRC Ambassadors
  • Periodic Subject Reviewers
  • Being an office bearer in an SRC affiliated Club or Society (e.g President, Secretary, Treasurer, or Vice President)
  • Many of the volunteering opportunities offered through GU Volunteering

The SRC can only assist with HEAR enquiries for SRC-affiliated projects, such as those listed above. Internships, scholarships and other academic related placements (including Class Reps) are administered generally with your school so in order to have this recognised on HEAR please liaise with them directly. For Board member positions within the two Unions please liaise with each Union directly to have your position recognised on HEAR.

How to apply for HEAR recognition 

If you have a recognised Office Bearer role or are an eligible GU Volunteer we will contact you by email and ask you to complete a HEAR reflective log. Clubs and societies will be emailed a copy of the log directly to their club email registered when they affiliated. Volunteers will be contacted via email by GU Volunteering.

In relation to SRC-affiliated clubs and societies, please note –

  • The eligible positions for HEAR recognition are PresidentVice President, Secretary, or Treasurer. Only 4 individuals can receive HEAR recognition.
  • Clubs and societies must nominate the 4 individuals who will receive HEAR recognition for the above positions when they affiliate, so they should decide who is to receive this in advance of submitting their affiliation forms. If there are any changes to nominations throughout the year, the SRC must be updated with these.
  • To claim HEAR recognition for your role you must submit a HEAR reflective log. We only accept HEAR applications from those who have been nominated by their club/society.

If you are involved with QMU, GUSA, GUU then you will be contacted by them directly, and if you are a Class Representative then your individual school should be in touch with you to confirm you have fulfilled all the requirements needed to have the position recognised on your transcript.

In order to have their efforts recognised, all students must complete their HEAR form within the given time period as HEAR is not generally recognised retrospectively.

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.