The HEAR document consists of eight sections. A summary of what is included is listed below:
Section 1: Information identifying the holder of the qualification
This section will include your name, date of birth, student number and HESA number.
Section 2: Information identifying the qualification
This section gives the name of the qualification, the main fields of study, name of the awarding institution and the language of instruction.
Section 3: Information on the level of the qualification
This section gives information on the level of the qualification linked to the relevant national qualifications framework. It also states the length of the programme and access requirements.
Section 4: Information on the contents and results gained
This section shows the modules and credits studied for the qualification stated in section 2, the assessment taken, and the marks/grades achieved. This includes stating whether the mode of study is part-time or full-time and the programme requirements for the course (aims statement). The overall classification is also stated in this section after the award is conferred.
Section 5: Information on the function of the qualification
This section may include information on access to further study and professional status if applicable.
Section 6: Additional Information
This section is intended to realise the full potential of the HEAR by enabling institutions to include additional information which provides a richer verified picture of student achievement. This section also indicates any further useful information sources and references where more details on the qualification could be sought, e.g. the HEI website; the department in the issuing institution; UK NARIC.
Section 7: Certification of the HEAR
This section records the date the award was conferred. It will also include a signature from the individual official certifying the HEAR and the capacity of this individual. It also carries the official stamp or seal of the institution that provides authentication of the HEAR.
Section 8: Information on the national Higher Education System
This section includes a description of the relevant national HE system.
Additional Information in the HEAR
The HEAR includes information about additional activities undertaken and prizes won whilst at university. Institutions choose which 'additional information' is included. At Warwick these decisions have been guided by:
- A set of overarching principles agreed by a Project Board.
The development of specific requirements that students must have met in order for an activity to be included.
The activities that are included in the HEAR at Warwick are listed below. Further information about activities that will not be included is available here.
Additional Recognised Activities
Warwick Volunteers Certificate/Award
Undergraduate Research Support Scheme
Lord Rootes Memorial Fund
Institutional Review Panel Member
Outstanding Student Contribution Award (OSCA)
Warwick in Africa volunteer
Warwick Laksh Programme
Intercultural Training for Studying and Working Abroad
Students' Union Inspire Volunteer
Part-time student representative
Student Staff Liaison Committee member
One World Week Executive
Warwick Student Arts Festival Executive
Advice Centre Volunteer
Certificate of Coaching Practice: Coaching Conversations
Certificate of Professional Communication
Certificate of Digital Literacy
Economics Briefings Project
Economics Personal Development Module
Economics Undergraduate Mentor Scheme
Study Skills for Life Scientists
University, Professional and Departmental Prizes
- Work experience
- Voluntary work arranged outside the Warwick Volunteers scheme
- Externally accredited achievements
Students may choose to reference activities not verified by the University of Warwick on their CV or e-portfolio.