The Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR) is designed to replace the existing transcript (and subsume the Diploma Supplement). It has been introduced in over 90 Universities and Colleges and reflects the belief that a degree classification alone cannot do justice to the knowledge, skills and experience gained by Brunel students, although the degree classification will continue to be of significance. Employers and postgraduate admissions tutors are interested in a much wider range of graduate capabilities than those captured purely in marks and grades, although these will remain an essential element of the HEAR.
Brunel University London has chosen to undertake a ‘phased implementation’ of the HEAR and undergraduates who enrolled on a full programme of study in September 2012 and onwards will be eligible to a complete copy of the HEAR when they graduate. From July 2016 this will be in electronic format. What is the enhanced transcript and how does it differ from the HEAR?
The HEAR will be produced in full for undergraduates who complete their programme of study in 2015 and onwards. At the end of each academic year until graduation such students will have access to an enhanced transcript which contains some elements of the HEAR such as ‘additional recognised activities’.