All degree verification requests for the University of Glasgow should be submitted directly to HEDD.

HEDD (Higher Education Degree Datacheck) offers a centralised system for degree verification that connects employers, agencies, universities, embassies and councils.

The system was developed by Graduate Prospects, in consultation with universities, employers and screening agencies. Funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) and launched by Graduate Prospects, HEDD is used by over 470 recognised UK institutions.

Reference Request Process

Register with HEDD
To submit a verification request you will need to register an account with HEDD. Select ‘University of Glasgow’ from the list of UK higher education institutions and choose the option to 'verify a degree award'. There is a charge of £12 per enquiry. You will also be required to upload a consent form confirming that the candidate has permitted you to verify their data.

Submit a Request
You will need the individual’s name, date of birth, course and qualification. For graduates, you will also need their year of graduation and degree result. If you require dates of attendance, please request this in your enquiry. We recommend that you ask to see the degree certificate if there is one and use that as the basis of your verification enquiry. Alternatively, you could ask the individual to provide you with their data as they believe it’s recorded in the student records system.

Review Your Request Results
If the information submitted is an exact match to the information held within the student record, your request will automatically be verified. If the information does not match all fields, then the enquiry will go to the University of Glasgow for manual verification. Manual verifications will be confirmed within ten working days.

Help and Further Enquiries

If you require further assistance with submitting a verification request or you have a follow up enquiry, please email HEDD directly. Be sure to include your phone number if you would like a callback.

Degree Fraud

Degree fraud affects everyone within higher education, yet this growing problem is little understood and rarely talked about. HEDD has published a toolkit for students and graduates who are concerned about this issue.