Give your recruitment a Hedd start

Check your candidate on the UK's official degree verification hub

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Prices from £14

Hedd offers a centralised system for degree verification that connects employers, agencies, universities, embassies and councils.

With prices starting at £14, you can verify a current or past student's place of study, the award and grade received and dates of attendance.

Hedd is not for use by students or graduates to verify their own awards.

How does it work?

Find the university

Before you enquire, make sure we cover the university you need

Search for a university

Get an account

Accounts are free and are approved within 1 working day

Register with Hedd

Enter the enquiry details

You'll need proof of consent from the individual

Pay and send

Manage credit and enquiry progress in your account

Check if a UK university or college is a recognised degree-awarding body

Check an institution

Hedd holds details of


recognised UK institutions


bogus institutions

find out more about degree fraud


“100 days a year saved by using Hedd. It has made a big impact on us... I’m only sorry we didn’t start using it before now!”

University of Manchester

“We have been using the Hedd service for well over a year and cannot imagine a day without it.”


Many top UK universities use Hedd, including:

  • Imperial College London
  • King's College London
  • The London School of Economics and Political Science
  • The University of Manchester
  • The University of Nottingham
  • Sheffield Hallam University

Degree fraud advice for employers and higher education providers

We offer advice and guidance on degree fraud in the form of downloadable toolkits.
Hedd has produced these in collaboration with Department for Education.