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The Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR) is designed to encourage a more sophisticated approach to recording your achievements, which acknowledges fully the range of opportunities that are on offer to you.

What is the HEAR?

The Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR) provides a single comprehensive, verified electronic record of your achievements at Edinburgh Napier University.

It is available to all Undergraduate students starting from October 2018, both during the course of your studies at Edinburgh Napier University and beyond graduation. Within the HEAR there is a section for recording a transcript of all your academic achievements, to supplement your degree classification. There are also sections for formally capturing details of any prizes or medals that you have been awarded, and for those courses that are recognised by a professional body the accreditation is recorded.

The HEAR is widely used across the UK with over 90 providers of higher education now issuing them. If you want to find out more about the HEAR, the background about why it was created, how it
was developed and the different uses for it, please visit the National HEAR website

To find out more click here to watch a video from the Higher Education Achievement Academy. 

What are the benefits of the HEAR?

  • It is an official electronic record of your accomplishments that is verified by the University

  • It provides easy access to your academic achievement summary

  • It captures a wider blend of knowledge and skills than the European Diploma Supplement, including professional body accreditation, prizes and medals
  • It is available from the beginning of your studies as a formative (incomplete) document and can be reviewed on an ongoing basis (note that the HEAR is available to eligible students from October 2018)
  • It is available electronically beyond graduation through our external partner Gradintelligence
  • It can be shared securely with others, for example with a potential employer or other higher education institution

How do I access my HEAR?

Your HEAR is accessed through a secure web portal delivered by a third party provider called Gradintelligence. The Gradintelligence service allows you to share your HEAR with others such as potential employers, or other universities, or friends and family. If you are eligible for the HEAR you will receive an email to your Edinburgh Napier University email account from Gradintelligence within three months of starting your undergraduate course of study, with full instructions about how to activate your account.

You will be able to see a formative (developmental and incomplete) version of your HEAR throughout your time at Edinburgh Napier University. Your HEAR will become a final electronic document once your degree classification has been confirmed at the end of your final year.

Once you have graduated, you will need to update your personal details with Gradin​telligence​ to continue to access your HEAR.​


Can I have my achievements from other institutions included on my HEAR?
Can I print my HEAR?
Can I share my HEAR with potential employers or other Universities?
Do all students get a HEAR?
Do I still get a European Diploma Supplement?
How do I activate my account and access my HEAR?
How much detail does the HEAR include?
How much does the HEAR cost?
If I have enrolled in more than one programme of study will it all be on one HEAR?
What do I do if I forget my Gradintelligence password?
What happens to my HEAR when I graduate?
What is Gradintelligence?
What is the difference between a HEAR and a transcript or CV?
What will be in my HEAR?
When will I get a HEAR?
Who do I contact if I am having problems accessing my HEAR?
Who do I contact if my HEAR is not accurate?
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