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University College London Union

UCLU Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR)

UCLU is verifying several activities for inclusion on the HEAR; these are listed below along with the criteria that needed to have been met for us to have included your involvement.  Undergraduate students (with the exception of MB,BS and affiliate students) are eligible to participate in HEAR for the academic year 2013 / 14 (where the student first enrolled at UCL in 2011 / 12 academic year or thereafter).

UCLU has chosen to submit the following activities for inclusion on the HEAR:-

  • Student Academic Representatives (StARs)
  • Community Volunteering
  • Student Led Volunteering Programme Project Leader
  • Union Colours and Awards
  • Club and Society Presidents and Treasurers

No activities other than those listed above will be submitted to UCL this year.

Students needed to meet certain criteria (listed below) before the activity is eligible for inclusion on your HEAR. 

Student Academic Representatives (StARs)

Validation will be made where the student has met the following criteria:

  • Confirmation of their appointment by the relevant academic department/school;
  • Attendance at two SSCC meetings;
  • Attendance at one training session; and
  • Submission of a written statement reflecting upon their experience.

Community Volunteering

Your community volunteering can only be added to your HEAR if you meet the following criteria:

  • You have completed at least 20 hours of verifiable community volunteering with one of the Volunteering Services Unit partner organisations or Student Led Projects.  There are three categories for this on the HEAR – 20 hours, 50 hours and 100 hours.

On telling us about your eligible volunteering, we will seek confirmation from the person who has supervised or lead your volunteering – please provide their contact details when getting in touch.  We will not be able to send your details to be updated on the HEAR if your supervisor does not respond to verify.

The Volunteering Services Unit will be in touch with eligible students and project supervisors during the Summer Term.

Once you have had your volunteering verified your details will be logged and HEAR updated over the summer.  UCL Registry & Academic Services will be in touch to give you an opportunity to edit your HEAR, so it’s important you tell us the correct information in good time.  Please feel free to tell Oliver Peachey if you have met the criteria sooner and he can log your details and seek verification from your Activity Supervisor.

The organisation you have completed your volunteering with will not appear on your HEAR – rather, you will have a category assigned: 20 hours community volunteering, 50 hours community volunteering or 100 hours community volunteering, on the basis of what you’ve had verified.

Student Led Volunteering Programme Project Leader

If you have been a Project Leader on one of our Student Led Projects this year, you are also eligible to have this included on your HEAR.

Validation will be made where you have met the following criteria:

  • You have contributed at least 30 hours to the project as a leader
  • You have completed a 300-500 word piece of reflective writing about their experiences
  • This has been verified by their Project Supervisor in the VSU

If you are verified for this category, the name of your project will not be visible – your category will be logged as Student Led Volunteering Programme – Project Leader.

Once you have had your volunteering verified your details will be logged and HEAR updated over the summer.  UCL Registry & Academic Services will be in touch to give you an opportunity to edit your HEAR, so it’s important you tell us the correct information in good time.  Please feel free to tell Oliver Peachey if you have met the criteria sooner and he can log your details and seek verification from your Activity Supervisor.

Colours / Awards

Validation will be made where the student has met the following criterion:

  • Confirmation has been obtained of their award

Clubs and Societies Presidents and Treasurers

Validation will be made where the student has met the following criteria:

  • Been duly elected to the position by vote at and AGM or taken the post as the inaugural officer of the society;
  • Attended Club and Society training; and
  • Run the club or society for at least one academic year.

If you have any queries about whether your activity can be included please speak to a member of staff who co-ordinates the activity; for any other queries please contact jennifer.hart@ucl.ac.uk.