About the HEAR
The HEAR provides a free, single comprehensive digital record which enables you to digitally present your achievements to employers and postgraduate tutors during and after your degree finishes.
The HEAR is not a replacement for a CV. It will, however, inform and support your CV, potentially enhancing your employability or opportunities for further study.
The HEAR shows all of the modules you studied during your undergraduate or postgraduate studies. This may include some modules that did not contribute towards your final mark, including any failed modules or re-sits.
It will sit alongside your degree certificate providing:
- a detailed, authorised digital academic record of modules undertaken and marks
- a detailed, authorised digital record of Cardiff University recognised additional achievements, such as in volunteering or representative roles, additional University awards, and/or academic or professional prizes
- a move towards a more online focused flow of student information.
Everything recorded on the HEAR, including your academic and extracurricular achievements such as awards and prizes, will have been verified by us, so anyone you share it with can be confident that all the details are accurate and approved by the University.
Sharing your HEAR
The HEAR is only a valid document in its digital form. It's only valid in digital (online form) and not in printed form.
You can give permission for potential employers or providers of further study to access the HEAR record of your fully verified achievements.
The HEAR has a standard format on screen. It is no more than six pages long and can be viewed or downloaded as a PDF. You can see an example of a HEAR.
Your HEAR will never expire. After you graduate, it's finalised and will remain available to you indefinitely.
If you stay at Cardiff University or go elsewhere for a Master's degree or other qualification, you will receive a new HEAR for that course.