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What's in it for students?

As a student you will be able to showcase your achievements not just your University studies and results but other activities too.

This will make you more attractive to potential employers and it also makes what you have achieved outside of your University studies more valuable as these will have been verified by the University.  Your HEAR will complement your CV or any other information that you might provide to employers relating to wider skills and experience you may also have gained.

Employers will be able to see far more clearly what the graduates they are thinking about employing are really like and what they could potentially add to their organisation.

All new level 4 undergraduate and foundation degree students based at  either the Chichester or Bognor Regis campuses of the University will receive a HEAR. The HEAR  enables the capture and University-verification of other activities students are engaged in where they are adding value to the University or the wider community through University or Students’ Union coordinated activities.  Students can give permission (“tokens”) to employers to view their achievements electronically when they apply for a job. 

Before you can populate the HEAR, you will need to have obtained some verifiable experience which demonstrates your skills and achievements.  If you are not sure how to do this talk to the Careers staff, your personal tutor or the Students' Union who will assist you in finding opportunities to volunteer, gain experience and develop skills. Every graduate job advertised will attract around 80 applicants according to the Association of Graduate Recruiters, so why should they pick you?  Having a full and exciting HEAR could be really important in assisting you to get a job.

The HEAR is delivered via a secure web portal called Gradintel. This cloud service will receive and hold personal data about you from our Student Records System and is delivered and supported by the suppliers (Tribal) of the University’s admissions and student records system. 

What do I need to do?

You need to make sure that you are able to log on and supply details of the activities that you have undertaken, so that your HEAR makes you really stand out when you apply for a job.  You will receive full instructions about how to activate your account via the Gradintel website, so that you can access information released at any time during your time at University and afterwards.