Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR)

The Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR) at UWE Bristol is an electronic report that will capture your academic achievements and extra curricular activities during your time at the University including:

  • your personal details
  • information on your qualification
  • details on the modules you have studied and your results
  • additional information on your UWE Bristol verified extra curricular achievements.

What you will see on your report

Year one students: You will be able to view general programme information plus a description of your course content.

Year two students: You will start to see module results and any UWE Bristol verified extra curricular activity.

Year three students: The report will include your degree classification, list of all module results, and a completed list of UWE Bristol verified extra curricular activities. Please note all your final marks will be on your HEAR post publication date.

The HEAR must be downloaded within 42 days of confirmation of your award. It is not possible for UWE Bristol to produce a copy of the HEAR once this deadline has passed.

How to view, update and save your report

  • View your report: You can view your personal HEAR in MYUWE
  • Update your report: All verified extra curricular activities you have successfully undertaken will be automatically added to your HEAR report. 
  • Printing and saving: Your HEAR report is print ready and can be saved/used at anytime throughout your time at the university.

Examples of UWE Bristol verified extra curricular activities and achievements

  • Becoming a Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) Leader – to facilitate a minimum of 90 per cent PAL sessions over the course of the academic year.
  • Becoming a Student Rep via election/certification.
  • Receiving any of the following The Students' Union at UWE Bristol awards:
  • Student Rep Awards (Lifetime Achievement, Most Dedicated, Outstanding Contribution, Best Chairperson, The Student Rep Award, Halls Rep Award).
  • Sports Awards (Half Colours, Full Colours, Full Colours with Merit, Full Colours with Distinction, Student Volunteer, Sports Personality).
  • Society Awards (Colours, Personality of the Year).
  • Undertake the role of a The Students' Union at UWE Bristol committee member via election.
  • Receiving a University prize – these are awarded to final year students in recognition of outstanding academic achievement, or other notable contribution to the life of the University.
  • Involvement in the activities of the Centre for Music to attend a minimum of 90 per cent of rehearsals and take part in all performances over the academic year in any chosen musical activity or to have made a significant contribution to the Centre for Music education and outreach activities or general activities.

Benefits of your HEAR

The report will summarise your achievements and help you to:

  • Provide employers with an official record of your accomplishments verified by the university.
  • Plan and prepare for your future career.
  • Prepare your CV and job applications.

HEAR external resource links

Additional external resource links which relate to relevant sections within the HEAR report. 

Section 2.2 Main field(s) of study

HESA Joint Academic Coding System (JACS) codes may be found at JACS | HESA.

Section 3.1 Level of qualification

The Quality Assurance Agency is responsible for the assurance of standards in Higher Education in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and maintains the Frameworks for Higher Education Qualifications of UK Degree-Awarding Bodies.

Section 3.2 Official length of programme

Information on the minimum period of study requirement for University awards is available in Academic regulations and procedures.

Section 3.3 Access requirements

The University's minimum access requirements are stated in the prospectus. Those access requirements conform with those shown in the Diagram of Higher Education Qualification Levels in England, Wales and Northern Ireland available  in Annexe C of the .

Section 4.4 Grading Scheme

Further information on the calculation of grades and credit requirement for University Awards is available in Academic regulations and procedures.

Section 5.1 Access to further study

The Award gives access, but not admission, to the next level of study as defined in the diagram of the national education system in Annexe C of the Frameworks for Higher Education Qualifications of UK Degree-Awarding Bodies.

Section 6.2 Further information sources

The UWE Bristol Futures award has now been discontinued.

Graduate Development Programme (GDP)

The Graduate Development Programme at UWE Bristol was developed in partnership with the Students Union. The aim of the programme was to support the student to make a successful transition to university, achieve their academic potential and prepare them for the future of their choice. The focus was on equipping the student for life-long learning and the skills to guide their own career, not just the next or first job.

There were three levels to the GDP:

  • Level one focused on a sense of belonging, and the development of learning skills e.g. study skills and beginning the transition to Independent learner.
  • Level two had a substantial emphasis on employability and personal development planning, in addition to the enhancement of learning skills.
  • Level three focused on academic achievement and the progression of the student to employment and lifelong learning.

Student were provided with a certificate on completion of the programme.

The Graduate Development Programme was discontinued in 2013.

Section 8 Information on the National Higher Education System

Further information on the United Kingdom (England) Higher Education System (PDF).