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Higher Education Report

Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR)


Your HEAR provides a single comprehensive record of your achievements at University. It’s a great way to demonstrate your achievements and set you apart from your competitors.

A HEAR will be available to Undergraduate students who are awarded in the 2015/16 academic year and thereafter.

You can access yours through a service called GradIntelligence. We’ll be providing you with login details shortly to enable you to access your HEAR.




Why it matters




The purpose of HEAR is to provide, at the end of your studies, a complete picture of your achievements at University. You can share this with potential employers and postgraduate tutors, making you stand out from other students with similar degree applications.

Enhance experience
Evidence for interview
Recall achievements
Universal record



What's included




Your HEAR contains information on your academic performance to a module level, with results of each module displayed for each year of study.

It also includes non-academic achievements which you may have participated in during your time at University. This would involve significant participation in societies or any voluntary work that has been completed.

Aston has agreed a list of activities which can be recorded in your HEAR.* All activities in this section have been verified by the University. This section also includes any University or departmental prizes. Once you have undertaken a full commitment to the role which has been verified by the team leading the activity, these can all be added to your HEAR. Activities include:

  • 50th Anniversary Volunteer
  • School International Committee Representative
  • Postgraduate Mentor of the Year (PG)
  • Peer Mentoring Student Co-ordinators (paid role)
  • Languages for All
  • Aston Mentoring in Schools
  • Childreach International
  • Course Representatives
  • The Sir Adrian Cadbury Cup
  • Students' Union Half Societies Federation Colours
  • Full Union Colours
  • Half Union Colours
  • Accreditation Student Report Writer
  •  Academic Arrival Guide

  • Aston Enterprise/BSEEN
  • School Learning and Teaching Committee Representative
  • Peer Mentor of the Year (UG)
  • Peer Mentors - undergraduate
  • Periodic Review Panel Member
  • Aston Mentor of the Year
  • Schools and Colleges Liaison  - Outstanding Contribution Award
  • University Student Ambassadors
  • Aston Aunties

  • Academic Representatives

  • Students Into Schools - Volunteer

  • Sports Club Committee

  •  Aston Volunteer of the Year

  • Carbon Week
  • School Management Committee Representative
  • Peer Mentors - Postgraduate
  • Peer Mentors - Work-based foundation degree
  • Aston Charity Volunteers
  • Students' Union Honorary Life Membership

  • Students' Union Society Committee

  • Students' Union Positive Commendations

  • Students' Union Exceptional Colours Award

  •  Students' Union Full Societies Federation Colours

  • Sports Player

  • School Health and Safety Committee Representative
  • Student Employee of the Year Award
  • Life & Health Sciences Professional Development Portfolio
  • Aimhigher Mentor of the Year
  • Students' Union Standing Committee

  • Full Athletic Union Colours

  • Half Athletic Union Colours

Here's an example of what your HEAR could look like:

HEAR 1
HEAR 2
HEAR 3



Accessing and adding information to your HEAR




You can access your HEAR via Gradintelligence. 2015/16 is the first year of HEAR at Aston and we will be proving you with login details shortly.

If you notice that there is an error on your HEAR, or if we've missed something, then you can contact the department or team responsible. For example, if your query relates to activity with the Students' Union then they can make the update for you. We are only able to make amendments to errors. No further amendments can be made once you received your Final HEAR.

Queries relating to your academic achievements can be directed to your School. If you have any questions about HEAR in general, fill in your details below and we'll get back to you shortly.


*The HEAR is a new system and therefore is not currently an exhaustive list of activities. Furthermore, it only includes information about activities and awards undertaken in the 2014/15 academic year onwards.