Your University experience is so much more than a degree, so make sure you take advantage of all the opportunities available to you. With your Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR) you can make sure that these activities are officially recorded and can go towards your future career.
Plymouth University present completing students with a HEAR as part of a national initiative which provides a new way of recording student achievement. It is intended to help students stand out from the crowd when seeking employment, by providing more details about your learning and achievements than the traditional degree classification system. This record is created from the moment our students start at Plymouth University and is viewable to most students throughout their studies..
Co-curricular activities that fall into this section are known as ‘HEAR recordable’ and are recorded into section ‘6.1’. If you do not want to be involved in HEAR, you can opt out in your portal below.
HEAR with Plymouth University
Q: Where can I find more info from the Uni about HEAR at Plymouth University?
A: You can find all the info you need to know about HEAR from Plymouth University in the link below.
Plymouth University HEAR page
Q: When do I need to agree what will be in my HEAR from the SU?
A: UPSU will share your HEAR data with the University on Friday 15th September at 12pm. Please make sure you have checked your HEAR data by then.
Q: Why isn’t any other activities included in the HEAR?
A: Currently we are only able to include the activities in the HEAR as they are verifiable by UPSU, this will be an expanding list and work is under way to include more. If you feel there is an activity you feel should be included in your HEAR in the future please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Q: I did activities before the 2015-16 academic year can they be included?
A: Unfortunately as this is the first year of us introducing HEAR we are unable to offer activities retrospectively. For us to provide consistent input across all activities we provide we needed to start from this academic year. Your final HEAR will include all academic information for your whole time at University.
Q: I'm a University student ambassador and it isnt in my HEAR?
A: The University manages the ambassador scheme please contact the University in their HEAR section
Q: I've held a club or society committee position and it isnt in my HEAR?
A: For this year UPSU will only be including the core committee roles that all clubs and societies are required to have: Chair, Secretary, Treasurer and Safety Officer
Q: My club or society core committee position is different to what it is called in my HEAR, can i change it?
A: For this year UPSU will only be using core committee titles as it is consistent across all clubs and societies, this year we will not be changing the name.
Q: Why isn’t my previous years activities in my HEAR?
A: This is the first year of UPSU being involved in HEAR so for consistency across all our activities we will only be including activities from 2015 and onwards.
Q: Who do I contact if I feel I have done something that isn’t in my HEAR?
A: Please contact email@example.com and we will be able to explore it.
Q: I think I should get a HEAR, why haven’t I?
A: HEARs are available to students studying on most undergraduate and post-graduate taught courses at Plymouth. Post-graduate research students and some students on short courses are not eligible for a HEAR. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have a question about being included in the HEAR
Currently, students studying at the Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry as well as those studying at partner colleges are not be eligible for a HEAR. However, work is underway to make HEARs available for these students and they will be contacted via email when this is ready to launch
Q: Who do I contact if I want to ask the SU about my HEAR?
A: Please email email@example.com and we will be able to help.