Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR)
What is HEAR?
Some of the volunteering work you do is eligible for recognition on your Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR). Your HEAR is an extended form of the traditional degree transcript, which you will receive upon graduating. It serves as a formal means for the University to recognise your academic work as well as any extracurricular activities you have undertaken during your time as a student. This helps demonstrate your personal and professional development, as well as the graduate skills you have obtained throughout your studies, to prospective employers.
Officially recognised volunteering roles and extracurricular activities include:
GUSRC Student Media Manager/Editor (Glasgow University Magazine, Glasgow Guardian, Glasgow University Student Television, Subcity Radio)
GUSRC Freshers’ Helper
Periodic Subject Reviewer
GUSRC Club or Society Office Bearer (President, Secretary, Treasurer, or Vice President)
We can only assist with HEAR enquiries for the GUSRC-affiliated projects listed above. Internships, scholarships, and other academic related placements (incl. Class Representatives) are administered within your school, so please liaise with them directly.
How to apply for HEAR recognition
If you have a recognised club or society office bearer, or are an eligible volunteer, we will contact you by email and ask you to complete a HEAR Application. Clubs and Societies will be emailed a copy of the Application directly to their club registered email address, and volunteers will be contacted via email by SRC Volunteering.
In relation to GUSRC-affiliated clubs and societies, please note:
The eligible positions for HEAR recognition are President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. Only four individuals per club or society can receive HEAR recognition.
Clubs and Societies must nominate four members for HEAR recognition when they affiliate.
If you are affiliated with the QMU, GUSA or GUU, you will be contacted by them directly. If you are a Class Representative, your individual school will be in touch with you to confirm you have fulfilled all the requirements needed to have the position recognised on your transcript.
The Saltire Awards are a Scottish Government accredited scheme, recognising and rewarding your volunteering commitments, contributions, and achievements as you reach the following milestones:
10 – 25 hours volunteering (The Approach)
50, 100, 200, or even 500 hours volunteering (The Ascent)
Outstanding contribution to volunteering (The Summit)
If you are under the age of 26 you are eligible for a Saltire Award, provided you have kept a log of your volunteering hours on your volunteer profile. We will process these awards for you at the end of each academic year and will be in touch as soon as we can with a copy of your certificate.
Volunteering, Clubs and Societies (VCS) Awards
Each year, our VP Student Activities hosts our Volunteering, Clubs & Societies (VCS) Awards. Students are invited to nominate their peers, in celebration of their community or campus volunteering work, or outstanding achievements in their club or society. For more information and to find out how you can nominate, click here.