Higher Education Achievement Report

The Languages for All HEAR application forms for 2017/18 are now available 

All undergraduates who started their studies at Sheffield in/after September 2012 will receive a Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR) – a new and comprehensive record of students' university achievements that recognises both academic and extra-curricular learning.

Learning an additional language is one of the many extra-curricular activities that the University can include in your HEAR. The 'Languages for All' programme gives you the opportunity to study at a range of different levels, depending on your experience, and does not require you to sit exams unless you want to. You can get recognition for taking any extra-curricular (i.e. NOT for credit) module offered as part of this programme.

In order to gain HEAR recognition you must:

  1. Register for your course as a not-for-credit module.
  2. Attend at least 70% of classes.
  3. Adequately complete all course assignments as required by your tutor/department (does not include exams).
  4. Submit an application for recognition by the end of Week 12.
    To apply for HEAR recognition, click on the link to your module provider below and complete a short form to tell us which course you have completed.

Please note:

  • Recognition will not, in general, be granted after Week 12 of the semester in which you completed your course. It does not matter if you submit an application earlier than Week 12, but applications will not be processed until after Week 12.
  • You can expect to see not-for-credit language modules appear in Section 6.1 of your HEAR by the end of the semester in which you have completed your course.

If you have any questions about HEAR recognition, please email hear@sheffield.ac.uk.

Apply for HEAR Recognition

The criteria above apply to additional languages taken with the departments below. Other language learning can also be recognised in the HEAR for example Give it a Go language courses offered by the Students' Union. For a complete list, visit the online activity database on the student HEAR website and select 'Languages' as the activity theme.

Modern Languages Teaching Centre

MLTC Study

(Arabic, French, German, Portuguese, Italian, Latin, Spanish)

School of Languages & Cultures

SLC Study

(Catalan, Czech, Dutch, Polish, Russian)

School of East Asian Studies

East Asian Studies Characters

(Chinese, Japanese, Korean)

Religion, Theology & the Bible

Bibical Studies Language Study

(Biblical Hebrew, New Testament Greek)

Sheffield Confucius Institute

Sheffield Confucius Institute Logo

(Chinese)