What is the HEAR?
HEAR stands for Higher Education Achievement Report – an extended degree transcript which details both your academic and extracurricular accomplishments.
For many years a degree was seen as all you needed to secure a good job after graduation – particularly if you had a higher degree classification such as a 2:1 or first.
However, the number of students graduating from university is increasing every year, and it’s becoming increasingly difficult to stand out from the crowd. A good degree is still important, but employers now need a richer picture of student achievement to determine who offers the best fit for their company.
The Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR) is an extended form of the traditional degree transcript. All Glasgow graduates will receive a HEAR alongside their traditional degree certificate.
The HEAR serves as a formal means for the University to recognise your additional achievements and participation in university life outside of the formal curriculum. It will still list your modules, marks and degree classification, but it will also record any time spent studying abroad, the clubs and societies you were involved with, awards you won, volunteering activity and more.
In doing so, the HEAR will enable you to present a much more rounded perspective on how you used your time at Glasgow, and better support you in demonstrating your potential to employers.
You can read more about how the HEAR works on the SRC's page.