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Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR)

Key information about the HEAR document.

What is the HEAR?

The HEAR provides a comprehensive and detailed record of your achievements throughout your time at Newcastle University. It supplements the traditional transcript with the inclusion of:

  • extra-curricular activities
  • prizes and awards
  • work placements
  • other relevant information verified by the University

The HEAR is a national project and is relevant to all UK Higher Education providers and their students. 

What is the purpose of the HEAR?

The HEAR is intended to enhance employability or further study by verifying the wider skills and achievements that you have gained through your time at university. Prospective employers and universities can gain a fuller understanding of your achievements, as well as your programme of study and the modules taken.

You can find further information about the roles, activities and achievements that can be included on the HEAR. (PDF: 62KB)

Format of the HEAR

The HEAR adheres to a standard template and is normally around 6 pages in total. It only contains information about achievements that have been verified and validated by Newcastle University, or by an authorised third-party organisation.

Example HEAR (PDF: 541KB)

This table compares qualifications across the UK, providing examples of major qualifications at each level.

HEAR Section 8 (PDF: 22KB)

Accessing and using your HEAR

HEARs are issued electronically via Digitary CORE.

You can share your HEAR directly with employers, other universities with the click of a few buttons.