University card

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.


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.


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*.


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 issued at your faculty induction session; you will be required to show proof of identity when you collect your card.

New staff should visit the Card Office with proof of identity and your card will be issued immediately.

Replacement cards

Inform the office immediately if your University card is lost.  You can purchase a new one using the e-store facility or visiting the Card Office with ID and a £7.50 fee. Please note we can no longer take cash, payment by debit or credit cards only.

Please note:

  • the fee of £7.50 will be charged for lost cards and is a non-refundable fee
  • stolen cards will be replaced free on production of a police crime report number
  • damaged/faulty cards will be replaced free of charge on production of your old card
  • a fee of £10 is payable for replacement of lost keys
As well as issuing your University card, you'll also find the the following services at the University card office:
  • access - card and keys
  • student lockers
  • staff parking permits
  • disabled student parking.

Card office opening times

Our opening hours are: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 8:30-13:30

Our opening hours can vary. Please check before you visit.