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Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR)

The Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR) is a single comprehensive record of your achievements as an undergraduate at Warwick. It shows your academic work, extra-curricular activities, prizes and employability awards such as the Warwick Award, as well as voluntary work and offices held in student union clubs and societies that have been verified by the University.

On this page, we’ve put together some information about the HEAR and how you might use it. For undergraduates, the Warwick Award will appear on your HEAR, whichever level you achieve.

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The HEAR is a fully verified, electronic document accessible via your Gradintel account that we issue to all undergraduate students. You can see it as a companion to your degree certificate, and it shows the full record of your Warwick experience – beyond just your academic studies.

Although its status changes to ‘final’ after your graduation, you can access your HEAR at any time from the second term in your first year with us, and continue to access it beyond graduation, for free, for as long as you need. This is so you can use it to identify any gaps in your skills – and address those gaps by working towards the Warwick Award – as well as help you secure internships and write applications for jobs.

The point of the HEAR is to capture everything you do at Warwick and therefore stand out from the crowd.

The power of your HEAR is in its detail; alongside being a place to officially record all of the extra-curricular activities you might be involved with and building skills from, it also offers much more depth to your academic achievements.

Instead of simply listing your subject and final classification – the information listed on your degree certificate – the HEAR incorporates the European Diploma Supplement and, as well as module marks, includes Warwick credits & ECTS credits, including assessments, such as timed examinations, presentations, and group work.

The HEAR is verified by our Academic Registrar and you can show it to potential employers so they can explore exactly what you might have to offer them.

The HEAR document consists of eight sections. After you graduate, your overall degree classification will also be clearly marked at the top of the document.

  • Section 1: your name, date of birth, student number and HESA number.
  • Section 2: the name of the qualification you’re studying for (displayed as ‘not yet awarded’ until you’ve graduated), the main fields of study, name of the awarding institution (that’s us) and the language in which your qualification was taught.
  • Section 3: the level of the qualification linked to the relevant national qualifications framework. It also states the length of the programme and programme entry requirements or access.
  • Section 4.1 includes the mode of attendance for each academic year you are here. When you are in attendance, this will show as “Full-time (or Part time) according to Funding Council definitions”. If you take a period of temporary withdrawal, this will be displayed as “Dormant previously full-time (or part time” for that academic year.
  • Section 4.2 includes the programme requirements – it is the responsibility of the EPQ office to ensure this information is available, displayed and up-to-date.
  • Section 4.3 starts with your programme’s start and end dates. This section then details all of the modules taken, agreed marks (including component assessment marks from 21/22 onwards), Warwick credits, ECTS credits and cumulative totals of each credit.
  • Section 4.4 includes the grading scheme of degree classification (i.e. 1st class, 2:1 etc), although this isn’t a grading scheme for individual module marks.
  • Section 4.5 – until your degree is conferred and your HEAR is finalised, this will remain blank. Once your award is conferred and your HEAR is finalised, this will then display with their overall degree classification.
  • Section 5: information on access to further study and professional status, if applicable.
  • Section 6: additional information - this is where the HEAR comes into its own by including additional information to show a richer, verified picture of your achievement. That means a lot of your extra-curricular and other verified activities, such as the Warwick Award of course!
  • Section 7: the date your qualification was awarded. Until your award is conferred and your HEAR is finalised, section 7.1 will display as “Not yet certified”. Once your award is conferred and your HEAR is finalised, this will then display with your conferral of award date. It will also include a signature from the individual official certifying the HEAR and the capacity of this individual. It also carries our official stamp or seal, which authenticates your HEAR. It’s worth noting that your HEAR is only officially verified in its digital form, not printed out.
  • Section 8: a description of the relevant national HE system.

A full list of activities that are – and are not – accredited by the HEAR at Warwick can be found towards the bottom of this webpage.

If you are an undergraduate, the Warwick Award will appear on your HEAR.

As well being an incredibly useful tool for life after graduation, you can access your HEAR via your Gradintel account from the second term in your first year onwards. You can keep using it throughout your time here, and after graduation you can access it any time, for free, in perpetuity.

Some examples of how you might use your HEAR during your time as a student include:

  • To support your engagement in opportunities beyond just your academic curriculum.
  • As an aide memoire for when you’re making applications that may be needed before you graduate, e.g. for sandwich placements and internships; permanent employment; further study or training opportunities.

Currently, there is not an equivalent of the HEAR for postgraduate students.

For postgraduate students completing the Warwick Award, upon completion you will be issued with a digital certificate by the Skills Team that you can use as proof of your involvement.