Accessing your HEAR (Diploma Supplement)
The HEAR (Diploma Supplement) is a new way of recording student achievement in higher education and is intended to provide more detailed information about a student’s learning and achievement than the traditional degree classification system. It is issued as an electronic document and will include details of academic achievement, including module marks and will also provide information about your programme of study and some additional achievements undertaken whilst at university. It can be accessed by students whilst studying on the degree programme or after completion and graduation.
The HEAR (Diploma Supplement) applies to Swansea students who completed their degree in the 2011-2012 academic session and thereafter.
The electronic HEAR (Diploma Supplement) is delivered online through a third-party service called Gradintel. To ensure that you have access to your HEAR (Diploma Supplement) when it is issued, the first step will be to register with Gradintel. You will receive an email to your University account which will provide further details of the registration process. Once your account is activated you will automatically gain free access to your HEAR (Diploma Supplement).
Access and use of all Gradintel’s services is free for students. Students who wish to share their HEAR (Diploma Supplement) with third parties such as prospective employers, other higher education institutions or any other third party can do so by issuing them with a secure token. Third parties, who have a token issued by students, may view the verified HEAR (Diploma Supplement) and print a copy, but it should be noted that the printed copy is no longer a verified record by Swansea.
Swansea will publish interim HEARs (Diploma Supplements) on Gradintel’s site twice a year in July and October. In both cases publication relates to the previous academic session. Each publication will overwrite any previously published HEAR (Diploma Supplement). When a student leaves on graduation or for any other reason, a final version will be published.