HEAR: Higher Education Achievement Record

From 2011/12 the University will recognise many extracurricular activities on the university transcript which you receive upon graduation.

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What is HEAR?

Since 2011/12 the University has recognised many extracurricular 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 council member or board member of one of the 4 student bodies on campus (QMU, GUU, GUSA and the SRC)
  • Being elected as a class representative
  • Being an office bearer in an SRC affiliated Club or Society (e.g President, Secretary, Treasurer)
  • Many of the volunteering opportunities offered through SVSS

How to apply for HEAR recognition

If you have a recognised office bearer role or are an eligible SVSS volunteer we will contact you by email and ask you to complete the reflective log online at volunteer.src.gla.ac.uk and submit it by a set deadline.

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.

It is really important, and expected, that students take personal responsibility for completing and returning 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.