University card

If you have a visitor to the University and need a University card - you need an Associate application form.

If you need access to offices or labs, you need to fill in a Building access form.

Some doors on campus have a cylinder and key type lock. If you require access to any of these doors, you will need to apply for the relevant key via the key request form.

If you need to transfer your key to another person, you need to fill in a key transfer form.

If you have a visitor to the University and need a University card – you need an associate application form.

If you need access to offices or labs, you need to fill in a building access form.

Some doors on campus have a cylinder and key type lock. If you require access to any of these doors, you will need to apply for the relevant key via the key request form.

If you need to transfer your key to another person, you need to fill in a key transfer form.

As a member of staff, a student or an associate of the University or our Partner Colleges, you'll be issued with a University card. This will allow you:

  • access to library facilities including borrowing, printing and photocopying
  • entrance to University buildings/rooms as appropriate (additional areas must be authorised)
  • proof of eligibility for joining our recreation services.


Students

If you're a student, you'll need your card to:

    hand in coursework
  • register attendance 
  • proof of ID for exams
  • hire necessary equipment from your faculty.


Staff

If you're a member of staff, your card can allow you access to:

Some doors on campus have a key/cylinder type lock. If you require access to any of these doors, you will need to apply for the relevant key via the key request form*.

If you need to transfer your key to another person, you need to complete a key transfer form*.


Associate

If you are an Associate/Visitor/Honorary member with the University, you may complete an associate application form*

the above applications must be authorised by a designated person. Please contact the Card Office for further information.

Getting your first card

As a new student you should upload a photo as soon as you've enrolled. Your University card will be sent to your term time address.

Your University card will remain valid for the duration of your studies at the University of Plymouth.

New staff should email a jpeg head and shoulders photo to the Card Office for their card to be produced.

Replacement cards

Inform the office immediately if your University card is lost. Replacements must be purchased using the e-store facility.

Students: you will receive your new card by post to your term time address.

Staff: you will be emailed when the new card has been produced.

Please note:

  • A fee of £7.50 will be charged for lost cards and is non-refundable.
  • A fee of £10 is payable for replacement of lost keys.


Stolen Cards

In order to have your card replaced free of charge:

  • contact the Card Office to arrange a time to attend an appointment
  • bring a police crime report number and proof of ID to your appointment.


Damaged or faulty cards 

In order to have your card replaced free of charge:

  • contact the Card Office to arrange a time to attend an appointment
  • bring your damaged or faulty card to your appointment.


Card Office

The Card Office team are available on campus from 8:30 to 16:00 but are currently unable to offer open-counter service. Please call or email for assistance.

As well as issuing your University card, the Card Office also provides the following services:

  • access – card and keys
  • student lockers
  • staff parking permits
  • disabled student parking.