How can I access it?

Your Internal HEAR

You can view what's in your HEAR so far via MUSE:

  • Click on My services -> View all services -> HEAR

This is a live preview of what your official HEAR will contain, so new achievements will appear as soon as they have been loaded on your record.

  • Your examination results will be updated at the same time as they are published online via myResults - see the Examination Results web page for full details.
  • Extra-curricular activities will be added to your HEAR once you have completed the criteria for gaining HEAR recognition. HEAR criteria for each activity are published in the online database of verifiable activities. Your activity organiser will update your HEAR, so talk to him/her to find out exactly when this will happen.

Use your Internal HEAR to:

  • help you review your progress, and plan what you want to achieve by the end of your course, e.g. with your personal tutor or a Careers Adviser;
  • decide which extra-curricular activities in Section 6.1 you would like to be published in Interim/Exit HEARs (see below);
  • report any issues with your HEAR.

This will help you make the most of the academic and extra-curricular opportunities available to you at university. Learn how to enhance your HEAR, to ensure that it includes as many of your skills and achievements as possible.

Image showing Internal HEAR (available via MUSE)

Your Official HEAR

Your official HEAR will be issued to you via a secure online system called ShARe (Sheffield Authorised Records).

From March in your first year, you will be issued with official 'snapshots' of your HEAR-so-far via ShARe. These will allow you to share results and achievements that have already been verified, as you begin to apply for internships, jobs, or further study. If you leave the University before completing your course, you will continue to have access to the latest version of your HEAR, to provide you with an official record of the achievements you obtained during your time at Sheffield.

At the end of your course, during Graduation week, your HEAR will be finalised in the ShARe system. This will give you official confirmation of your full set of university results and achievements.

You will continue to have access to ShARe after graduation, and you will be able to use ShARe to give other people permission to view your HEAR as well, so that you can use your HEAR as official evidence of your university learning and experience.

How often will be my HEAR be updated in ShARe?

Your HEAR will be updated 3 times each year following each of the main examination periods:

  • March (the week after the Autumn results release date)
    (to verify new Autumn examination results and extra-curricular achievements)
  • Graduation week (July)
    (to verify new Spring examination results and extra-curricular achievements)
  • Week before Intro Week (September)
    (to verify new re-sit examination results and extra-curricular achievements)


  • When your HEAR is updated in ShARe, either to provide you with a new Interim HEAR or a final Exit HEAR, it will replace the previous version. If you have shared the previous version with others, you will need to re-share the new version.

Find out how to log in on the ShARe website:

Image showing ShARe System when logged in

Please note that the HEAR is only applicable to undergraduates who are studying for a defined qualification at the University of Sheffield. Incoming Study Abroad and Erasmus students will not therefore receive a HEAR. However, Study Abroad and Erasmus students will be able to access their results online in the same way as all other undergraduate students, and will also, at the end of their studies, be issued with an electronic Transcript via the ShARe system, providing them with official confirmation and evidence of their results.