HIGHER EDUCATION ACHIEVEMENT REPORT (HEAR)

What is the HEAR TRANSCRIPT and what will it include?

Your HEAR is a means for recording your achievement in higher education and provides more detailed information about your learning and achievement than the traditional honours degree classification or the existing results transcript. It also incorporates the European Diploma Supplement, so it conforms to the guidelines for recording student achievement addressed to all universities in Europe.

The University is implementing the digital HEAR, initially for students who first enrolled during 2016-17 and subsequently on first degrees (including integrated master’s degrees), foundation degrees, and higher national programmes. So, the first ‘final’ HEAR s should be issued for students successfully completing two year foundation degree and higher national programmes in summer 2018. The HEAR will gradually be rolled out to students on other programmes. You will still receive an award certificate, whether or not you receive a HEAR, and the shorter results transcript will continue to be available for the time being but will be withdrawn at a yet to be determined future date.

Your HEAR will be made available to you throughout your programme of study and, in final form, on graduation. It will include and extend the existing record of academic achievement (the results transcript) by adding a much fuller description of your programme of study and any accreditation by a professional, statutory or regulatory body. Ultimately, it will also be able to include additional recognised achievements you undertake which have been verified by the University (such as Student Representative roles, Student Prizes, the Bolton Award, PASS (peer assisted study sessions), Volunteering, Students’ Union and Sports Club and Society positions, Sporting Achievements). The list of achievements which can currently be verified is published below but it is continually extended so you should keep checking back or ask your tutors, the Students’ Union, Careers and Employability Service or email: ku.ca1579714564.notl1579714564ob@ra1579714564eh1579714564.

If you are not amongst the student groups that will be receiving a HEAR, you should continue to get involved in co-curricular activities and include them on your CV, making sure to explain the skills that you have developed as a consequence.

‘Remember to focus on employability skills such as: Planning, Research, Analysis & Problem-solving, Communication, Time Management, Teamwork, Computer Literacy, Initiative and Confidence’. Broader characteristics such as Resilience, Enterprise, Adaptability, Self-awareness, Global Citizenship and Lifelong Learning are also important’.

Section 1: Information identifying the holder of the qualification

Your name, student reference number and date of birth.

Section 2: Information identifying the qualification

Qualification details such as name of qualification, main field of study and name of awarding institution (i.e. the University of Bolton).

Section 3: Information on the level of the qualification

Level of study, duration, and entry requirements.

Section 4: Information on the contents and results gained

The programme structure and requirements, aims, learning outcomes and any distinctive characteristics, your individual grades/marks/credits obtained, grading scheme and your overall result. (Only modules you have passed appear on your HEAR ).

Section 5: Information on the function of the qualification

Information on further study and professional status (if applicable).

Section 6: Additional information

Your verifiable co-curricular activities, awards and prizes, in three categories:

  • Additional awards
  • Additional recognised activities
  • University, professional and Students’ Union prizes

For an achievement to appear in section 6.1 of the HEAR the University has to have approved it as an eligible activity and verified your achievement.

Section 7: Certification of the HEAR

Date of your award, Academic Registrar’s signature and University of Bolton crest.

Section 8: Information on the National Higher Education System

Description of higher education in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

You can see a sample HEAR here

You can see that the HEAR provides a fuller picture than a traditional  of your achievements whilst at University, including more detailed information about your course and University-verified co-curricular achievements. The HEAR doesn’t replace your CV but records your academic achievements and any verifiable co-curricular achievements during your course. CVs of course contain information that is not verified by the University, such as reflection and self-promotion, skills and attributes you possess, work experience and part-time jobs.

The HEAR is now widely used across the UK with over 90 providers of higher education now issuing them. The Higher Education Academy provides the national support for the implementation and maintenance of the HEAR.

How your HEAR TRANSCRIPT will benefit you

Your Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR) is a comprehensive record of your achievements in higher education. It will include information about your programme of study, the methods of assessment used, and any academic and eligible co-curricular achievements you have accumulated over time. It will therefore help to demonstrate that you are effective in the kinds of skills and attributes that employers are seeking e.g. problem-solving, communication, collaboration, adaptability, resilience, confidence, self-awareness. You can use it to help reflect upon the personal skills and attributes you want to develop and discuss it with your Personal Tutors and Careers Advisors.

Your HEAR will be available for you to use throughout your time in higher education as well as after you graduate. Presented in a standardised format, the HEAR facilitates comparisons between students’ achievements and hence can help you stand out from others. All entries to your HEAR are verified by the University, so that anyone viewing your HEAR (such as future employers) can be assured of the accuracy and authenticity of the information.

Additionally, through the Gradintelligence portal which the University is using to help deliver the HEAR, all of your University-verified academic and co-curricular achievements will be used to automatically build your personal profile which you can then extend with, for example, additional qualifications, experience, abilities and skills that will help you stand out from other job applicants. Via the ‘opportunity matching’ facility, you can select the types of opportunities you’re looking for, take free online assessments, get messages from employers and universities who are interested in you, and apply for vacancies directly. See: https://dev.olivedon.com/index.php/en/students-and-graduates.

When and how you will get your HEAR

Your HEAR is a secure digital document which is accessed and shared electronically. If you’re amongst the student groups able to access a HEAR then once you’ve enrolled with the University you’ll receive an email invitation from Gradintelligence to register for your HEAR. Gradintelligence is the University’s technology partner for delivering the HEAR; over 40 universities use the Gradintelligence platform for this purpose.

Once you register with Gradintelligence you will be able to access your HEAR electronically whenever you wish and watch it develop as you progress through your programme of study. When you qualify for your final award your HEAR will be locked; you will however still be able to access it and share it for as long as you wish, for example with prospective employers and postgraduate admissions tutors, by sending them a digital ‘token’ to allow them to access your HEAR a specified number of times within a specified period of time.

Additional Recognised Achievements Approved For Inclusion In The HEAR

 

The university is responsible for approving the types of non-degree related achievements that can be considered for inclusion in your (Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR), according to a set of guiding principles. The activities giving rise to these achievements must:

  • Broaden your intellectual, civic, socio-cultural or international understanding
  • Demonstrate your responsibility, leadership, excellence or innovation
  • Contribute specifically to the university community.

The activities must not be formal employment, with the exception of the following types of University/Students’ Union activities):

  • Ambassadorial roles and student support work
  • Course-related roles
  • Research-related roles
  • Teaching-related roles
  • Sports coaching
  • Employment experience that is part of a university-recognised programme.

The activities must have run their full course at least once.

Section 6.1 of your HEAR can record details of additional awards, additional recognised activities and university, departmental or professional prizes.

Additional University Awards (AUA)

These reflect accredited performance measured/assessed by (or with external accreditation recognised by) the university. This also provides the opportunity to include individual modules studied in addition to the main academic programme for which this HEAR is being issued, if these do not already appear in section 4.3 of the HEAR.

Additional Recognised Activities (ARA)

These reflect activities you may have undertaken which demonstrate achievement but for which no recognition is provided in terms of academic credit. These may include Students’ Union roles, positions with clubs and societies, volunteering, representative roles, or training courses provided or recognised within the institutional context which do not attract credit. It may also include significant additional verifiable roles. For example, representation at national level in sport or participation in activities encouraged within formal learning, but demonstrated through your individual effort independently of formally accredited activities, e.g. establishing an entity (e.g. an enterprise or club) which undertakes significant activity which can be verified. In the case of ARA only, the activity must involve either:

  • Sustained and regular commitment over a minimum of one semester or
  • At least 10 hours interaction or
  • The requirement that students complete an additional task (e.g. submission of a reflective journal) that is coherent with the activity itself, to ensure that students’ engagement can be classed under one of the 6.1 institutional categories.

University, Professional and Departmental Prizes (UPP)

These reflect the reward of academic and non-academic achievement and may be awarded by or through the university or any of its constituent parts, or by the Students’ Union, as appropriate to the prize. The activity must:

  • Not be a direct part of the student’s primary academic curriculum
  • Be open to all students at the university or all students within a specific academic cohort, with the exception of certain representative roles which may be restricted to ensure democratic representation of the student population as a whole
  • Be overseen and verified by a member of staff before students have completed their academic programme
  • Be verified in accordance with the agreed protocol that outlines the process for completing the activity or achievement in terms of objective, quantifiable outcomes or achievement indicators only, and which is made accessible to students and staff via the HEAR website
  • Not overlap with an activity or achievement that is already recorded in the Bolton HEAR, with certain exceptions approved by the HEAR Management Group subject to specified conditions.

Eligible Activities/Achievements

Examples of activities/achievements ineligible for inclusion in the HEAR in their own right:

  • Work for university or Students’ Union retail and catering outlets, as this does not meet criterion 2 above
  • Activities undertaken outside the university or its Students’ Union, e.g. volunteering roles that are not offered through the university volunteering scheme
  • Employment outside the university

(Note that the above may be incorporated within an additional recognised achievement, such as the Bolton Award, if the relevant criteria are met. The student may also include them in their CV.)

  • Activities achieved before admittance to the university (these may be included by the student in their CV).

Below is a list of HEAR-verifiable activities currently available for inclusion in your HEAR.

Additional Recognised Activities

Bolton Award
This is an extracurricular employability and enterprise award programme with three levels of achievement – Bronze, Silver and Gold.

Bolton Award – Gold
To achieve the Gold level, students are required to complete a minimum of:

  • 15 hours’ work experience (e.g. paid employment, volunteering, shadowing, student roles)
  • Participation in 5 skills development workshops and
  • 15 hours of enrichment activities (e.g. training, conferences, enterprise projects, sports and societies, community or charity events).

Participants also produce a CV, write a reflective statement and take part in a mock interview to showcase their professional development.

Bolton Award – Silver
To achieve the Silver level, students are required to complete a minimum of:

  • 15 hours’ work experience (e.g. paid employment, volunteering, shadowing, and/or student roles) and
  • Participation in 5 skills development workshops.

Participants also produce a CV to showcase their professional development.

Bolton Award – Bronze
To achieve the Bronze level, students are required to complete a minimum of:

  • 15 hours’ work experience (e.g. paid employment, volunteering, shadowing, and/or student roles).

Participants also produce a CV to showcase their professional development.

In achieving an award, the student has demonstrated the University of Bolton’s graduate attributes to a level commensurate with their activity. These skills include initiative, confidence, teamworking ability, networking, time management and communication.

Email: ku.ca1579714564.notl1579714564ob@th1579714564girw.1579714564n1579714564
Careers and Employability
https://www.bolton.ac.uk/careers/bolton-award/

ERASMUS
The following activities can contribute towards the more extensive work experience or enrichment requirements of the Bolton Award which, if achieved, may also be recorded on this HEAR.

Erasmus Placement Abroad
This is a study abroad exchange programme under the Erasmus+ programme. It normally lasts for two to 12 months and can be a paid or voluntary activity. First-year undergraduate to postgraduate level students can undertake credit- or non-credit-bearing placement modules at participating institutions or companies.

The Erasmus+ exchange programme:

  • Enhances students’ employability
  • Sharpens transferable and employability skills
  • Leads to higher student earnings
  • Aids personal growth
  • Boosts social and intercultural competences
  • Helps acquisition or improvement of foreign language skills
  • Improves ability to adapt to new situations.

Erasmus Study Abroad
This is a study abroad exchange programme under the Erasmus+ programme. It normally lasts for three to 12 months and can be a paid or voluntary activity. Second-year undergraduate to postgraduate level students can undertake credit-bearing taught modules at participating host institutions. First-year undergraduate to postgraduate level students can undertake credit- or non-credit-bearing placement modules at participating institutions or companies.

The Erasmus+ exchange programme:

  • Enhances students’ employability
  • Helps students gain transferable and employability skills
  • Leads to higher student earnings
  • Aids personal growth
  • Boosts social and intercultural competences
  • Helps acquisition or improvement of foreign language skills
  • Improves ability to adapt to new situations.

In addition to any credit-bearing modules studied as part of the exchange and recorded on the HEAR, the student may have undertaken additional, non-credit-bearing modules or activities; details may be in their CV and/or Bolton Award portfolio.

Email: ku.ca1579714564.notl1579714564ob@tn1579714564arg.c1579714564
http://www.bolton.ac.uk/Erasmus/Home.aspx

UNIVERSITY ACTIVITIES
The following activities can contribute towards the more extensive work experience or enrichment requirements of the Bolton Award which, if achieved, is also recorded on this HEAR.

Course Representative
Course representatives canvass students’ views to promulgate good practice and pursue enhancement.
The role requires:

  • Obtaining the views of student peers
  • Researching issues
  • Reading documents
  • Attending meetings
  • Expressing views and discussing them with university, external staff and others
  • Promoting activities
  • Feeding back to student peers.

Skills acquired can encompass:

  • Assimilation and analysis of written and spoken information
  • Enhanced understanding of university operations
  • Awareness of and adherence to meeting protocols
  • Speaking and debating in group situations
  • Networking
  • Negotiating.

https://www.boltonsu.com/your-voice/course-reps

Students’ Union Society Officer
Each Students’ Union Society has a minimum of three Society Committee Members who can hold various roles such as Treasurer, Welfare Officer, Events Officer and Social Media Officer. Each committee member, whatever their individual role, supports the Society Chair or President in all the society’s activities and always keeps the aims and objectives of the society in mind.

Skills acquired can encompass:

  • Teamwork
  • Organisation
  • Time management
  • Communication
  • Negotiation
  • Diplomacy
  • Persuasion.

Email: ku.ca1579714564.notl1579714564ob@na1579714564gilla1579714564g.j1579714564
Students’ Union
https://www.boltonsu.com/societies

Student Member of University Panel
Being a student member of a university panel may involve:

  • Reading documents
  • Researching issues
  • Obtaining views from peers
  • Attending meetings
  • Putting views forward
  • Discussion with university, external staff and others.

Skills acquired can encompass:

  • Assimilation and analysis of written and spoken information
  • Enhanced understanding of university course approval and review procedures
  • Awareness of and adherence to meetings’ protocols
  • Speaking and debating in group situations
  • Networking
  • Negotiating.

https://www.boltonsu.com/your-voice/programme-validation-panels

Students’ Union Society Chair or President
The Society Chair or President is the leader of a student society and oversees all the society’s activities. They provide support and guidance to the society and always keep the aims and objectives of the society in mind. They are the key contacts with the Students’ Union and represent the society at university and external events, call and chair meetings and develop, monitor and review the society’s development plan.

Skills acquired can encompass:

  • Leadership
  • Teamwork
  • Organisation
  • Negotiation
  • Diplomacy
  • Persuasion.

https://www.boltonsu.com/societies

School Representative
School representatives canvass students’ views on key school issues, subsequently resolving them with course representatives, the Students’ Union President and university staff. This may require:

  • Reading documents
  • Researching issues
  • Obtaining the views of student peers
  • Attending meetingsExpressing views and discussing them with university, external staff and others.

Skills acquired can encompass:

  • Assimilation and analysis of written and spoken information
  • Enhanced understanding of university operations
  • Awareness of and adherence to meeting protocols
  • Speaking and debating in group situations
  • Networking
  • Negotiating.

https://www.boltonsu.com/your-voice/school-reps

Student Member of University Senate, Committee or Board
Being a student member of University Senate and/or of other University Committees and Boards may involve:

  • Reading documents
  • Researching issues
  • Obtaining views from peers
  • Attending meetings
  • Putting views forward
  • Discussion with university, external staff and others.

Skills acquired can encompass:

  • Assimilation and analysis of written and spoken information
  • Enhanced understanding of university operations
  • Awareness of and adherence to meetings’ protocols
  • Speaking and debating in group situations
  • Networking
  • Negotiating.

Email: moc.u1579714564snotl1579714564ob@of1579714564ni1579714564

PASS Leader

PASS (Peer Assisted Study Support) is a co-curricular activity running alongside the foundation/first year of certain undergraduate programmes. PASS Leaders are students from senior years who facilitate junior students’ assimilation of course materials through structured study sessions.

Skills acquired can encompass:

  • Professionalism
  • Facilitation skills
  • Teamwork
  • Reliability
  • Commitment to supporting junior students’ learning
  • Self-efficacy.

Email: ku.ca1579714564.notl1579714564ob@ec1579714564neire1579714564pxetn1579714564eduts1579714564
https://www.bolton.ac.uk/StudentExperience/Peer-Assisted-Study-Support-PASS.aspx

University, Professional and Departmental Prizes


AVA CAD CAM
– the student is awarded a graduate training package in AVA software

Andertoonz Cartoons Prize

The Arts Society Prize – the student is awarded a cheque for £200.00

The Bolton Law Society for Highest Academic Achievement
This award is based on a high level of engagement and achievement in all modules studied at HE3, HE4, HE5 and HE6, considering the highest module mark and attendance percentage. The Bolton Law Society will award one student per academic year with:

  • £50
  • A trophy presented at the Bolton Law Society annual dinner
  • An invitation for the awardee and guest to the dinner with networking and presentation opportunities.

British Psychological Society – Undergraduate Award
This prize is awarded to the student with the highest overall score or, with the highest score on the research project if there is a tie on the overall score, in each institution running a BPS-accredited psychology course. The prize comprises:

  • A certificate
  • One copy of a society award-winning book
  • Free graduate membership of the society for one year.

The student needs to obtain the highest overall score on their programme or, if there is a tie on that criterion, the highest score on the research project. If this fails to result in a winner, the prize is at the discretion of the programme authorities, via the relevant Awards Board.

Calumet Student Prize

Carcanet Press Award – the student receives a certificate, award, Amazon vouchers for £100.00, PN Review subscription and a selection of recent titles from Carcanet Press

Chartered Association of Building Engineers Prize: Certificate of Excellence in Building Surveying and Property Management

The Castlefield Gallery Prize – 12 months’ membership of the Castlefield Associate Scheme for mentoring professional artists

Chartered Institute of Building:

  • Certificate of Excellence in Building Surveying and Property Management
  • Certificate of Excellence in Construction Management
  • Certificate of Excellence in Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management

Edinburgh Weavers Prize

English Essay Prize – the student receives a certificate, an award and Amazon vouchers for £100.00

Fig Taylor Award for:

  • Exemplary Studentship
  • Animation – for outstanding work and professionalism, the student receives a certificate, an award and Amazon vouchers for £50.00
  • Illustration – for outstanding work and professionalism, the student receives a certificate, an award and Amazon vouchers for £50.00

Fogg Associates Award – a one-month placement

Governor’s Prize for:

  • The Best Academic Effort in Sessional Assessments in View of the Least Favourable Pre-Admission Record
  • The Highest Academic Achievement in Final Assessments for a Bachelor’s Degree with Honours
  • The Highest Academic Achievement in Final Assessments for a Pre-Bachelor’s Award
  • The Highest Academic Achievement in Sessional Assessments
  • The Most Significant Achievement in Final Assessments for a Pre-Bachelor’s Award
  • The Most Significant Achievement in Sessional Assessments
  • The Most Significant Achievement in Final Assessments for a Bachelor’s Degree with Honours

These prizes are awarded each year to one full-time and one part-time student in each academic school.

A cash prize of £200.00 is awarded to each prize-winner.

Governors’ Award for Student Representation
This award is made each year to one student in each academic school and the Off-Campus Division who have best exemplified commitment to working in partnership with the university, ably fulfilling their role of acting on behalf of the student body and being actively involved in the Student’s Union.

A cash prize of £200.00 is awarded to each prize-winner.

Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair Prize

Heart Gallery Prize

The Highest Graduation Architectural Technologist Award is sponsored by the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT) – the student is awarded £50.00

Home Manchester Award – Internship opportunity with the curatorial and marketing teams

Institution of Civil Engineers Prize from the Institution of Civil Engineers – awarded by ICE

Innovision Competition “Healing A Hurting World” Winner

Institution of Structural Engineers Prize from the Institution of Structural Engineers – awarded by IStructE.

The Insurance Institute of Bolton Award for High Academic Achievement
This award is based on a high level of engagement in the module Law of Tort, considering the highest module mark and attendance percentage. The Insurance Institute of Bolton will award one student per academic year with:

  • £150.00
  • A trophy presented at the Bolton Insurance Institute annual dinner
  • An invitation for the awardee and guest to the dinner with networking and presentation opportunities.

JM Architects “Industry Ready” Prize Winner

Liverpool Bluecoat Display Centre Emerging Artist Prize – Emerging Artist Exhibition

Lowry Prize for Performance – the student receives a certificate, award and theatre vouchers for £100.00

Manchester Craft and Design Centre

  • Pop Up Showcase Award
  • Prize – Studio Showcase Exhibition

Michael Kenna Landscape Photography Award – award certificate and signed copy of Kenna’s most recent photo publication.

Neo Artist Award

Octagon Prize

Performing Arts University Prize

Philip Goodeve-Docker Memorial Award – this prize is awarded by the Queen’s Nursing Institute for the highest achieving student on the Specialist Practitioner Programme

Prevent Breast Cancer UK Prize – certificate and award for best design solution as judged by PBC

Queens Nursing Institute Dora Roylance Memorial Prize

Redeye University of Bolton Talent Award – free Redeye membership with career development support, an online feature at redeye.org.uk and congratulations from all at Redeye

Rogue Artists Studio Award – winner receives either £200.00 of art materials, a voucher for Cass Art or 4 months residency in Rogue Studios

Sherlock Innovision Competition Winner

Summit Foods Award

University of Bolton Theatre Outstanding Student Award – the student receives a certificate, an award and theatre vouchers for £100.00

Vice Chancellor’s Award for:

  • The Highest Academic Results in Final Assessments at Postgraduate Level
  • The Most Significant Achievement in Final Assessments at Postgraduate Level

These awards are made each year to one full-time and one part-time student in each academic school.

A cash prize of £200.00 is awarded to each prize-winner.

Vice Chancellor’s Award – neo artists

Withington Hedgehog Trust Prize – certificate and award for best design solution as judged by WHT

Woodchip and Magnolia Prize

1.     If I have enrolled on more than one programme of study at Bolton will I receive a combined HEAR?

No. The current system dictates that a separate HEAR is issued for each individual programme of study you have engaged with. This is because each programme has its own title, aims, learning outcomes, content, etc, so including more than one programme would create a potentially unwieldy record and undoubtedly exceed the nationally imposed limit of 8 pages when in printed form.

2.   Can I have my achievements from other institutions included on my HEAR?

No. A University of Bolton HEAR is only issued for study and achievement successfully undertaken at, or formally recognised by, the University of Bolton. For example, if you started or completed a programme of study at another institution and then started a new course at the University of Bolton, your University of Bolton HEAR will ordinarily only record those studies and achievements successfully undertaken whilst at the University of Bolton. One exception will be where your previous academic study was recognised by the University of Bolton as fulfilling some of the requirements of your University of Bolton programme of study (Recognition of Prior Learning or RPL), in which case reference to this previous study will be included on your University of Bolton HEAR.

3.   How do I exclude information from my HEAR?

Information on the HEAR is nationally defined and cannot normally be changed unless it is inaccurate. However, co-curricular achievements (in section 6.1) can if you wish be blocked (once and for all time) from appearing on your HEAR. Also, if your achievement is already showing on your HEAR then you can ask for it to be removed (again, once and for all time). To request any of the foregoing please email: ku.ca1579714564.notl1579714564ob@ra1579714564eh1579714564.

4.   What if I don’t have anything additional to put on my HEAR?

We do recognise that some students will not have anything additional to put in section 6.1 of their HEAR  for a range of reasons. Remember though, it is for your benefit if your HEAR is a good showcase for your skills, attributes, abilities and experiences. Your HEAR will be verified by the University and it could therefore be considered to be more valid than a CV. You can continue adding verified achievements to your HEAR right up until you complete your programme of study.

5.   What do I do if I have problems accessing my HEAR?

  1. If you know your Gradintelligence user-id and password you can access your HEAR at www.gradintel.com. However:
  2. If you can’t access your University of Bolton email account and haven’t activated your Gradintelligence account, please contact: ku.ca1579714564.notl1579714564ob@ra1579714564eh1579714564.
  3. If you can access your University of Bolton email account you should have received an email from Gradintelligence with a link to activate your Gradintelligence account. If you have deleted the email or the activation link has expired please email ku.ca1579714564.notl1579714564ob@ra1579714564eh1579714564 from your University of Bolton email account and a new activation link will be sent to you.
  4. If you’ve activated your Gradintelligence account but forgotten your user-id or password please contact moc.l1579714564etnid1579714564arg@s1579714564ecivr1579714564esrem1579714564otsuc1579714564. Make sure you include your full name, University of Bolton email address and student number.
  5. If you’ve activated your Gradintelligence account but can’t access your University of Bolton email, then log into your Gradintelligence account using your existing logins and update your email address in the ‘User Settings’ section. If you have any problems in doing this then please contact moc.l1579714564etnid1579714564arg@s1579714564ecivr1579714564esrem1579714564otsuc1579714564. Make sure you include your full name, University of Bolton email address and student number.
  6. If you have any other problems accessing your HEAR you can email Gradintelligence at moc.l1579714564etnid1579714564arg@s1579714564ecivr1579714564esrem1579714564otsuc1579714564 or complete their ‘get in touch’ form and they will respond to your query, normally within eight business hours. Make sure you provide as much detail as you can about your query so they can deliver the appropriate assistance; in particular your full name, university email address and student number.

Graduate Careers Support

To find out about potential skills gaps and how to fill them, you can talk to a range of people in the University, such as your Personal Tutor, other people in your school, as well as our Careers and Employability Service, Bolton Award staff, Volunteering staff, and Students’ Union. Also, see below for co-curricular activities which, once completed and verified, be included in section 6 of your HEAR.

HEAR Management Group

Membership & Terms of Reference of the group charged by Education Committee with managing all aspects of HEAR implementation. Click here.

How the HEAR benefits you as staff in Higher Education

To learn more about how the HEAR benefits you as staff in Higher Education. Click here.

Additional Recognised Activities

The following information relates to co-curricular activities as part of the HEAR:

  • Process for approving/amending/withdrawing HEAR Additional Recognised Activities. Click here.
  • Additional Recognised Activities Approval form for new activity. Click here.
  • Additional Recognised Activities Amendment form. Click here.
  • Additional Recognised Activities Withdrawal form. Click here.

National HEAR website

The HEAR is now widely used across the UK with over 90 providers of higher education now issuing them. The Higher Education Academy provides the national support for the implementation and maintenance of the HEAR. If you want to find out more about the HEAR, why it came about, how it developed, the different uses for it, there is a website:  www.hear.ac.uk created by the national, cross-sector HEAR project Steering Group.