Using the HEAR

Staff can engage with the HEAR by using it to:

1. Give students recognition for their extra-curricular engagement

University-wide protocols also exist for the following activities, which any member of staff can use - email hear@sheffield.ac.uk if you would like support in doing this.

Extra-curricular research Teaching and learning resource development 
Outreach work with schools Student UCAS Interviewers

2. Inform student references

Staff can access a view of students' HEAR content via a link at the top of CIES student profiles. The HEAR provides a more holistic set of information about students' university careers than the CIES profile, which is likely to serve as a useful resource when writing student references.

3. Support students in reviewing their progress and planning for their personal development

The HEAR should be used as a continual reference point by both students and staff (e.g. personal tutors and Careers employability advisers), to support progress review and personal and professional development planning.

This is crucial to delivering on the employability dimension of our institution's Programme Level Approach, as it helps students to recognise and articulate the breadth of their skills and experience (including Sheffield Graduate Attributes), in relation to the main institutional document responsible for evidencing their university learning.

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You may also find the level-specific road maps for personal tutors on the right useful guides for structuring discussions with tutees.