Department of Student and Academic Administration

Information for Students

The Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR) provides an opportunity to build your profile so that you’ll be able to promote yourself to the full to potential future employers.

During your time in Portsmouth you will be encouraged to take a proactive approach to participate in a range of extra-curricular activities to develop your abilities and accomplishments.

In general, the HEAR will be issued to all undergraduate and integrated masters students who started their courses from the start of the 2013/14 academic year onwards. Interim HEARs will be published during the autumn following each academic year and will include results for that year and achievements recorded during the preceding years. For the first publication, the interim HEAR for current second years will be published in December.

Following Graduation, final HEAR documents will be issued, which will represent  the definitive complete version published by the University for each graduate.

HEAR documents will be published electronically and shared via a secure web site. When your HEAR is first published, you will receive an email from the University requesting that you activate your account on the system. Once you have done this, you will be able to log on to the site and view your HEAR document.

This site will also let you share access to your document with any third parties. You will be able to see when these third parties have accessed your HEAR.

The HEAR builds upon the existing Transcript and, in addition to your module results, gives more detailed information on your course, including entry requirements, content of the course and the course objectives. The report also provides information on your achievements outside of your studies.

Section 6.1 of the HEAR provides details of extra-curricular student awards and activities that represent achievement, and can be verified by the University of Portsmouth or delegated bodies, such as the Students’ Union.  Details of prizes gained whilst at the University are also listed here.  Activities and awards included in this section support the development of well-rounded individuals who have the knowledge, skills and experience to fulfil their potential.

This information will be supplied by individual departments, so to find out if a particular activity will be reflected in the HEAR, please talk to the relevant department in the first instance.


Data protection

Please note that the University of Portsmouth publishes your HEAR only to its secure publishing site, and does not share it with any third parties. The site enables you to share your HEAR document with employers and other third parties, although this service is entirely optional and you may choose not to make us of this; no data will be passed to third parties without your permission.