Participating in DMU Global opportunities, whether these are overseas, online or on-campus can help you develop a range of skills, competencies and knowledge. We appreciate that formal recognition of your experiences is an important part of your development and can support future career plans.
Here you can find information about the different forms of recognition we offer for international experiences through DMU Global…
Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR)
When you graduate, as well as being issued with a degree certificate, you will be given access to your HEAR. This electronic document is our official academic transcript of your module results, alongside any recognised extra achievements such as internships, volunteering or student representative roles.
The HEAR is an excellent way to showcase your employability as it captures not only your individual modules, but any recognised extra activities you’ve done at DMU. This could give you the chance to stand out from the crowd when employers are looking at potential graduate employees.
You will receive HEAR recognition for participating in any of the following DMU Global activities:
To help you, DMU have created a recognised list of activities.
How to access your HEAR?
- Eligible students will get an email saying that a new document is available from De Montfort University in Digitary
- Go to core.digitary.net
- Click on the Education Provider Login (the green building button)
- Under ‘Institution’, enter De Montfort University and click Continue
- Enter your p-number and your usual single sign-on password
- You can share your HEAR with prospective employers and other institutions. See ‘Sharing my documents’ in the Digitary FAQ.
If you have any questions, please email HEAR@dmu.ac.uk.
Digital badges are graphical representations of an accomplishment and are often used in educational settings to articulate and recognise learning, course completion and competency.
DMU Global will be using the Open Badge Standard to recognise activities, experiences and learning. The existing and universally recognised standard ensures that your digital badge can be verified and shared across different platforms in a transparent way. You can read more about Open Badges here.
We are piloting the use of digital badges to recognise intercultural learning from January 2021, with a view to expanding the issuing of badges to other international experiences in the future. Students that complete the following DMU Global activities will receive an Intercultural Awareness Digital Badge:
Why are digital badges useful?
Digital badges help maximise the value of your curricular and co-curricular experiences, offering a clear and verifiable way to communicate your ‘career-ready’ skills to employers. They also…
- Signify learning and achievements that may not be possible to include in a CV or job application through the creation of a digital portfolio.
- Give you a form of recognition that can be used on platforms such as LinkedIn.
How do they work?
DMU Global uses Badgr an open badge platform to issue and manage digital badges.
After you have successfully completed a qualifying course you will receive an email from Badgr Europe notifying you that you have earned a badge.
To store, manage and share your digital badge, you will need to register for a free Badgr EU account which will give you access to a virtual backpack to store all your open digital badges. To register you will need to:
- Click the ‘Create Account’ button in the email you received
- If prompted to selected a region, choose ‘Badgr EU’
- Follow the onscreen instructions to create an account
- Once created, scroll to the bottom of the intro page to view your virtual backpack and digital badge. From here you can view, manage and share your digital badges across various platforms.
Undergraduate students that successfully complete a year studying abroad receive formal recognition and will graduate with the degree award ‘BA/BSc [academic programme] with year abroad’. Currently DMU operates two types of student exchange:
The year abroad is currently only offered for students upon completion of their second year (level 5) of undergraduate study. You are then required to complete your final year (level 6) following your return from the year abroad, to be eligible for the degree recognition.
Most undergraduate DMU programmes permit students to spend a year abroad, however inclusion is subject to exchange partner programme offerings, and the discretion of your Programme Leader. Programmes with PSRB accreditation are eligible, but recognition is subject to approval from the external accrediting body.