Higher Education Achievement Report

The Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR) provides you with a comprehensive record of all of your university achievements, including a number of extra-curricular activities, both during and upon completion of your academic studies

It is an extended academic transcript and will contain detailed information about your learning and achievements. Along with your degree certificate, the HEAR report will support applications for employment and further study.

If you are an undergraduatjue degree student currently studying at the University you are eligible to receive a HEAR.

The Higher Education Achievement Record (HEAR) is a cross between a detailed degree certificate and a school leaver’s National Record of Achievement.

Details include a breakdown of your course, the modules you choose and complete, and some of the things you take part in at University. Whilst the HEAR format is standard, Christ Church decides what is and is not included on the HEAR (see below).

The HEAR is frozen at graduation, becoming a permanent record of what you did at university. You can then send a hyperlink to prospective employers. 

The HEAR can be up to six pages long, and there are eight sections:

  1. Personal details.
  2. Course name and title – For example, a ‘Bachelor of Arts in…’.
  3. Qualification level.
  4. Course structure and details – The modules you took, the classification you achieved and the marks breakdown.
  5. Pathways opened – Whether the qualification is accredited to let you join a profession, or if it lets you take further qualifications.
  6. Further activities – Extra-curricular awards, selected activities and prizes.
  7. Formal authentication – The University’s confirmation that all the information is accurate.
  8. A web link to further details about Canterbury Christ Church University.
  1. Academic achievement including module marks and degree classification.
  2. Information about your programme of study.
  3. Additional information such as activities undertaken and prizes won.

You may hear section 6.1 mentioned when the HEAR is discussed – this refers to the section where your extra-curricular activity is recorded.

Activities currently recognised for section 6.1 are:

  • Community Legal Companions
  • Partners in Learning
  • Union Council Officers
  • Peer Mediators
  • Peer Mentors
  • Society Committee Roles
  • Sports Club Committee Roles
  • Student Programme Representatives
  • University Committee Student Representatives

Other activities may be considered for inclusion on the HEAR by the HEAR Steering Group.  For further information on how your activity could be included or for any question relating to the HEAR then please email hear@canterbury.ac.uk

The HEAR gives you a great opportunity to record your co-curricular activities, so you can keep track of everything extra you take part in whilst studying Christ Church.

Before graduating, you can use it to add to your CV to develop your skills, use it as the basis for a discussion with a Careers Adviser or Personal Tutor.

Once you are nearing graduation and thinking about your next steps, it will help you complete job or further study applications, as it will provide you with a concise portfolio of your University achievements. This will help you to articulate your experiences and skills, which will also be useful for job interviews.

Your HEAR can be shared with future employers and other interested parties to provide them with verified information about your achievements and to showcase the range of transferable skills you have developed.

Section 4 of your HEAR will contain your academic grades and also the learning outcomes of your degree which you can use to help you articulate the skills you developed over your degree.

Get involved with extra-curricular activities going on at your uni. Whether you’re into snowboarding or want to try your hand at radio, there’s usually something for all interests.

Head to Christ Church Students Union and Student Opportunities to see what societies, events or official positions you could be involved with.

Do some work experience and or volunteering. The Career development team can help you and their online system The CORE is a good place to start looking

Boost your graduate prospects by learning to market yourself. Make sure you’re aware of the skills you’ve acquired whilst at uni and be prepared to sell these to an employer, with specific examples. Need help with this? Speak to Career Development.

Your course should always be priority throughout your time at Christ Church, make sure you dedicate the time and energy you need to on this first.


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Last edited: 01/07/2019 12:33:00