UNSW students will become the first in Australia to receive a new Supplementary Transcript that gives graduates credit for achievements made outside their formal study program.

From Semester 1 this year, graduates who have made volunteer contributions, undertaken international exchange programs, or achieved outstanding results in sport at the University will be among those who benefit from the Supplementary Transcript. Combined with an Academic Transcript, the Supplementary Transcript will award official recognition to those leadership activities promoted under the UNSW banner.

Examples of achievements and awards approved for inclusion in the Supplementary Transcript are: O-week Yellowshirt volunteers; Arc@UNSW office bearers; student ambassadors; student representatives on recognised UNSW committees; UNSW Sporting 'Blues'; Residential Collegian Awards and peer mentors.

Speaking of the initiative, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) Professor Richard Henry said: "I would like to congratulate the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Students) & Registrar, Professor Joan Cooper and the Chair of the Board of Arc@UNSW, Caitlin Hurley, for their personal efforts and the excellent work undertaken by UNSW staff and students in bringing this idea to fruition. UNSW students will benefit enormously."

UNSW's Supplementary Transcript will conform to the national specifications of an Australian Higher Education Graduation Statement, commissioned by the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.

Current UNSW students can learn more about the Supplementary Transcript at MyUNSW.