Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR)
All DMU undergraduate students and taught postgraduate students receive the Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR) when they graduate. All enrolled undergraduates are issued with a draft (interim) copy of their HEAR during their first term for all enrolled students; this interim copy is updated regularly.
What is the HEAR?
When you graduate, as well as being issued with a degree certificate, you will be given access to your HEAR. This electronic document is our official academic transcript of your module results, alongside any recognised extra achievements such as internships, volunteering or student representative roles.
What is it for?
The HEAR is an excellent way to build a record of your employability as it captures not only your individual modules, but any recognised extra activities you've done at DMU. The HEAR allows you to see what you’ve achieved so far and what extra activities you could do before you graduate. This record can be very helpful when talking to employers about your skills and experiences.
You can view a sample of the HEAR report here.
HEAR section 6.1
This is the section that includes information about the recognised extra-curricular activities you take part in as a student, such as volunteering, internships, Unitemps or student representative roles. The list is not fixed and new activities can be added. However, they need to be added by the activity leader before the start of the academic year in which the activity takes place.
Activities approval criteria.
Not all extra-curricular activities are automatically eligible for HEAR 6.1. A HEAR panel considers new activity requests submitted by activity leaders and approves them only if they meet the following criteria in brief and further details click here:
1. The activity is verifiable by the university
2. The activity is open to all students or all students within a specific academic cohort. The exception to this of certain representative roles which may be restricted to ensure democratic representation of the students.
3. The activity is not directly part of the academic credit-bearing curriculum
4. The activity is a DMU/DSU organised opportunity which recognises the students’ employability skill development
5. The activity should normally be completed and verified before students have completed their academic programme
What activities are recognised?
A wide range of extra-curricular activities are recognised, and new activities can be added by activity leaders, as long as they meet the HEAR criteria.
If you have volunteered with the DSU or DMUlocal, taken part in DMUglobal, undertaken a Frontrunner role, or found work through Unitemps, as long as you've worked the required number of hours, it will appear.
The HEAR will also include any official positions you've held in clubs and societies, and prizes or awards you've received while at DMU.
We have created a full current list of recognised activities. If you feel an activity should be added to the HEAR, then please contact us at the email address below and we will look into this. Some activities may not be eligible, for example if they don’t include enough hours.
To access your HEAR:
· Eligible students will get an email saying that a new document is available from De Montfort University in Digitary
· Go to core.digitary.net
· Click on the Education Provider Login (the green building button)
· Under ‘Institution’, enter De Montfort University and click Continue
· Enter your p-number and your usual single sign-on password
· You can share your HEAR with prospective employers and other institutions. See ‘Sharing my documents’ in the Digitary FAQ.
Please note: if you access an interim HEAR (which is issued some time before your final report), then the assessment results displayed remain unratified until the appropriate Programme Assessment Board has met and, as such, may be subject to change up until this point. When a module is still in progress, or during the time we are working on your assessment results, some components may not be shown. Please refer to university announcements for when results will be officially confirmed and released.
If you have any questions, please email HEAR@dmu.ac.uk.