HEDD is UK Higher Education’s official service for candidate verification and university authentication
Trusted to verify student and graduate academic credentials since our launch in 2011
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Who should use HEDD?
HEDD is for employers, agencies, universities, embassies and councils who wish to verify whether a candidate is a current or past student of a university or college, the award and grade they received, and their dates of attendance.
HEDD is not for use by students or graduates to verify their own awards. Please contact your university or college.
How much does it cost?
There is no cost to register as an enquirer. However, each enquiry to a HEDD university or college costs £10. The cost covers a single qualification and includes:
- if a person is a current or past student
- the award and grade they received
- their dates of attendance
Universities and colleges that do not participate in HEDD are free to set their own fees. These charges are clearly stated when you look up a university or college within HEDD.
We don't allow students and graduates to sign up or cover the cost of verification on behalf of employers, agencies, universities, embassies, or councils.
£10 per online enquiry
Which universities are using HEDD?
There are currently 28 universities using HEDD for degree data verification.
- Anglia Ruskin University
- Aston University
- Coventry University
- De Montfort University
- Durham University
- University of East London
- University of Essex
- University of Glasgow
- Goldsmiths College
- University of Hull
- University of Kent
- Imperial College London
- Keele University
- King's College London
- London School of Economics and Political Science
- University of Manchester
- Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU)
- University of Nottingham
- Nottingham Trent University
- Oxford Brookes University
- Robert Gordon University Aberdeen
- University of Salford
- Sheffield Hallam University
- Staffordshire University
- University of Surrey
- University of Sussex
- University of Wolverhampton
- University of York