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Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR)

The Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR) replaces the printed diploma supplement and is the official transcript of Kingston University for all graduates from 2014 onwards. The HEAR is not available to research students and is only valid as a digital/on-line document. Printed versions are not supplied by the University. In the absence of a HEAR, research students can order an award verification letter

The HEAR is an electronic record of student achievement verified by the University. It includes the information about a student's academic achievements that was previously provided on the diploma supplement, plus additional non-academic activities completed during their course at Kingston.

Students will be registered for a HEAR during the first year of their course. It is a 'living document' and theirs to develop during their time here. They can make the report available to potential employers and future academic institutions to support employability and further study.

What does the HEAR mean for students?

  • The HEAR replaces the diploma supplement at Kingston University. From April 2014 onwards, all recipients of Kingston University awards (taught courses) will receive a HEAR.
  • The HEAR holds details of your academic achievements and other activities completed during your time at Kingston University.
  • Your HEAR is a 'living document' and yours to develop during your time here.
  • Additional achievements are recorded in section 6.1 of the HEAR. These could include: course representation; student ambassadorship; mentoring schemes; academic and professional collaborations; language courses with Kingston Language Scheme; enterprise activity; and Careers and Employability Service events. Also included is any involvement in Kingston University Students' Union activities, such as society memberships, sports, volunteering and student wellbeing. These activities are validated by the University and added to the HEAR by the University at the end of the academic year.
  • You can share your HEAR with employers and academic institutions by providing them with electronic access. They can then verify your qualifications quickly and easily.
  • We are delivering the HEAR with Gradintelligence. This means that you can continue to access your HEAR after graduation to update your personal profile and share your details with employers.

What does the HEAR mean for employers?

  • All Kingston University students graduating after April 2014 will have an online achievement record, called the Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR).
  • This national scheme is used by many other universities across the UK.
  • Students will share their HEAR with employers and third parties through a token system, enabling the third party to verify their qualifications and other extra-curricular achievements quickly and easily.
  • Once a student has granted you access to their HEAR, you can print off a copy. But please bear in mind that Kingston University will only verify the online version.

Frequently-asked questions

Please read answers to our frequently-asked questions before contacting us.

Contact us

I cannot remember my password for Gradintelligence

For help accessing your account, contact Gradintelligence directly.

My results in Gradintelligence are incorrect

To arrange for your results to be corrected, contact your student office.

I want to amend my achievements in section 6.1 of the HEAR

Contact us using our enquiry form.

I am an employer with a query about the HEAR

Contact us using our enquiry form.

I have a general query not covered above

Contact us using our enquiry form.