Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR)

The HEAR ((Higher Education Achievement Record) is an enhanced transcript that is nationally recognised. It gives you official evidence of all your university learning and experience – extracurricular achievements included!

What is HEAR?

Please note:

  • One of the recent enhancements to the University’s skills and employability provision has been the development and launch of the mySkills student portfolio in October 2020. This online tool replaces the HEAR and enables students to record any activity they feel has contributed to their personal development.
  • If you are a continuing student who already has a University of Sheffield HEAR, there will be no change to it, and you will continue to have your extra-curricular activities verified and reported through your HEAR.

The University can help you to demonstrate the valuable experience and skills you have gained whilst at University, by giving you official recognition for not only your academic achievements, but also your wider engagement and learning, by recording this in your HEAR.

The HEAR provides a detailed picture of student achievement throughout a students’ time at university, including academic work, extra-curricular activities, prizes and employability awards, voluntary work and more!

HEAR Activities at the School of Law

The following activities in the School of Law can count towards your HEAR:

Pro bono (CommLaw, FreeLaw, MJRC, CJI, PSU only)

Employability & Skills Initiative (E&SI). To have this added to your HEAR, you must:

  • attend 7 or more sessions per academic year
  • complete this form to set yourself development goals at the start of the academic year
  • complete a short reflective statement (eligible students will be contacted at the end of the academic year to complete this statement)

Please note that the Commercial Awareness Certificate workshops are not HEAR-able on their own, only as part of E&SI.

Find other HEAR-able activities here

You must meet certain criteria to gain HEAR recognition.

Students who have met the criteria will be contacted by email at the end of each academic year.