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Reviewing Your HEAR

Prior to Graduation you have the opportunity to view the extracurricular/co-curricular achievements recorded for you and request a correction, a removal or an addition. This will be done via an online tool.

This is available from 22 May to 9 June 2024 for those completing studies in 2024. All relevant students will be emailed from 22 May. 

It is important to give some thought to what you wish to include, and in particular what you will be happy for employers to see about your extracurricular activities, now and in the future.  

How to check your HEAR and report changes 

  • Log into iExeter and click the Student Record System (SRS) button. In SRS click the link in the 'HEAR Additional Achievements and Activities' box.  
  • Achievement missing from your HEAR? Check that it’s on the official list of HEAR approved achievements (in the Additional Achievements and Activities tab). If it’s not on the list, it’s not eligible to be included in the HEAR.  
  • If it is an approved achievement and is missing, the table of achievement activity organisers on that web page will help you forward your query to the correct department, using the online tool.
  • The data in the review tool only shows eligible achievements completed and confirmed up to 28 April 2024. If you complete an eligible achievement after this date, and before the end of your course, it will be included in your final HEAR. 
  • Achievements will only correspond to your time as a student at the University of Exeter on your current programme of study
  • If there are any errors, use the tool to report them. 
  • You can also exclude any extracurricular activities that you don’t want a future employer to see. 
  • Please note this is a one-off opportunity — you can only use this achievement review tool once and it will only be available until midnight on 9 June 2024.
  • If you do not make any changes, your HEAR will be published in its entirety. 

Need more help? Click here for the HEAR Review Tool Guide for Students


What happens after you have reported any changes?

  • Once you have submitted any requests for additions or corrections, the relevant data manager will contact you where there may be a reason that the change cannot be made, for example you request an achievement that is not recognised.
  • There are a number of data managers with different processes and some may contact you to confirm the change will be made while others may not. If you do not hear anything then it means that your request has been accepted and will be included in your HEAR.
  • Following the award of your degree you will be emailed when your finalised HEAR is available to access. This is usually during the week before Graduation.    

Want more information about HEAR? Visit our webpage for students

HEAR Review FAQs

The list of approved achievements that are automatically recorded in the University of Exeter HEAR can be viewed in the Additional Achievements and Activities tab on this page.

Please check this list before reporting the absence of an achievement on your HEAR. Achievements that do not appear on this list cannot be added to your HEAR.

If you are a taught postgraduate who previously undertook undergraduate studies at Exeter, please note that achievements included in your (postgraduate) HEAR will only correspond to your time as a postgraduate student at the University of Exeter.

The HEAR will feature significant achievements and positions of responsibility held whilst at University, that the University can verify. However, it will not itemise training undertaken as part of, or preparation for, these achievements.

For example, whilst the Exeter Award will feature on the HEAR, individual components such as employability sessions attended will not. Similarly, whilst positions of responsibility held via the Student Guild/SU/AU (e.g. positions on committees) will appear on the HEAR, training attended to help you fulfil those roles will not.

If you have attended a course at the University that is run by an external organisation and externally accredited (eg First Aid, Sports Coaching qualifications etc), this also will not feature on the HEAR. You are of course encouraged to include key information like this in the education/qualification section of your CV and job applications.

HEAR achievements are recorded by academic year. In some cases the same entry may be recorded for two academic years for example Guild committee positions usually run from Easter to Easter and will be recorded in both academic years in which the position was held.