Verification of awards
If you graduated after July 2009 (excluding MBChB, BDS, Nursing and Social Work graduates)
You can log on to our e-docs system to verify your own result and share this information with prospective employers, verification agencies, etc.
Find out how to access and share your academic record.
If you graduated in 2007 or 2008
To access your transcripts online, email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Employers or agencies
We have implemented the new Higher Education Degree Datacheck (HEDD) online verification service, enabling employers and agencies to verify University of Manchester (including former UMIST) awards. Please note that this service is only for third parties.
This system was developed by Graduate Prospects, in consultation with universities, employers and screening agencies. Funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) and launched by Graduate Prospects, HEDD is now rolled out to institutions throughout the UK.
The service allows registered enquirers to input data provided by applicants (name, date of birth, institution, year of graduation, qualification classification, etc). In real time, the service checks this information against an encrypted dataset from our student records and verifies it if it is matched.
You will be charged a small fee per enquiry.
Making an enquiry via our online verification service
To make an enquiry, you need to register on the HEDD website. Select 'The University of Manchester' from the list of UK higher education institutions and choose the option to 'verify a degree award'.
You will be charged £10 per enquiry.
You’ll need the individual’s name, date of birth, course and qualification. For graduates, you'll also need their year of graduation and degree result.
We recommend that you ask to see the degree certificate if there is one, and use that as the basis of your verification enquiry, or ask individuals to give you their data as they believe it’s recorded in the student records system. That way you have a better chance of getting an automatic verification. If you don’t get an automatic verification, the enquiry will go to our team at The University of Manchester for manual verification, with a five working-day turnaround time.
The system does not currently cover start dates. If you want to verify start dates, please submit your enquiry as usual and email email@example.com with the enquiry reference number in the subject line.
All your enquiries are stored in the system and can be exported as an MS Excel or CSV file. You can sort your enquiries according to status:
- Automatically verified
- Pending – this means we couldn’t automatically verify your enquiry and you’re waiting for a response from our University
- Not verified – where our University has responded in the negative
- Partially verified – where our University has verified some but not all of the data, eg the wrong year of graduation has been submitted
Help using the system
If you have any problems or queries, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your phone number if you would like a call back.
Graduate Prospects has conducted previous research with enquirers, as well as a pilot programme, but your feedback at this stage will be critical in developing the system over the next year, as we roll out to other UK universities.
Most students who graduated from 2007 onwards can use our secure online system, e-Docs, to share their formal results with you. Please ask them to log onto e-Docs and share their results.
Please note this is an online live verification system with the University and, as such, we do not subsequently verify the results you receive from this. If you require further verification, use the HEDD system.
Please note that we cannot provide character references for our current or former students. Such requests should be directed to the appropriate School within our University and will be dealt with at their discretion. If we receive any such requests, we will pass it on to the School, which may delay the response.