HEAR for Students

Every student at York St John University now starting their programme has a Higher Education Achievement Report.

What is a HEAR?

HEAR stands for Higher Education Achievement Report. This is a report of your University achievements, including academic results and extra-curricular activities and awards.

Section 6.1 of the HEAR includes factually-based, non-evaluative details of extra-curricular activities or achievements verified by the University. Through section 6.1, the University aims to provide recognition for additional activities as a means to support you in the development of the York St John University Graduate Attributes and your future employability. See the Graduate Attributes Flyer (PDF, 1MB) for more information.


How do I access my HEAR?

You will be given details at the start of your programme that will allow you to access your HEAR through Gradintel. In addition to having online access to your HEAR, you can create a profile of additional personal information within your personal Gradintel space.


Who are Gradintel?

Gradintel are a company who provide the IT solution for many Universities for the HEAR. They also provide other services to employers who are able (data protection permitting) to search HEAR records when seeking graduates with specific skills.


What does the HEAR look like?

The HEAR is a written report that lists in sections your achievements during your time at University including module titles and grades, any awards you have received and any extra-curricular activites that you have been involved in. Click on the link below to view an example HEAR.

Sample Higher Education Achievement Report for Students (PDF, 0.6 MB)


How can I use my HEAR?

As a prompt at job applications and interviews, for writing covering letters and personal statements. Extra-curricular activities as evidence of transferable skills and willingness to go above and beyond.


How can I enhance the content of my HEAR?

There are already a number of HEAR approved activities for students to get involved with as extra-curricular activities. These can be included in Section 6.1 of your HEAR.


How can I find out about approved activities which are included in Section 6.1 of the HEAR?

Approved Activities can be found below. These have been through a Panel approval process and this listing will continue to be added to and soon developed into a database for students to search through.

BSL Qualifications (PDF, 230KB)

Business Problem Solver (PDF, 220KB)

Careers Award (PDF, 240KB)

Career Kickstart (PDF, 0.2 MB)

Career Engage (PDF, 0.2 MB)

Career Take-Off (PDF, 0.2 MB)

Chair of School (PDF, 0.2MB)

Charity Event Organiser (PDF, 220KB)

Inspiring Minds (PDF, 0.2 MB)

Course Representatives (PDF, 210KB)

Culture Guides (PDF, 0.2 MB)

Facilitation of Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PDF, 210KB)

Global Guides (PDF, 212KB)

Language Modules (PDF, 300KB)

Leadership Bootcamp (PDF, 0.2 MB)

Outreach Ambassador (PDF, 230KB)

Peer Support Programme (PDF, 0.2 MB)

Sports and Societies Representatives (PDF, 205KB)

Students as Researchers Scheme (PDF, 230KB)

SW5 Activators (PDF, 0.2MB) 

Welcome Helper (PDF, 0.2MB)

YSJ Enterprise (PDF, 0.2 MB)

YSJ Student Internship (PDF, 0.2 MB)


Where can I get more advice and information about the HEAR?

We are here (or should we say HEAR) to help you! Please contact any of us below for more advice and information relating to your HEAR: 

Academic Development Directorate Email: add@yorksj.ac.uk
Students Union Email: su@yorksj.ac.uk
Careers and Student Opportunities Email: careers@yorksj.ac.uk 
Academic Staff on your programme; for example during tutorials