Information Services

Getting your first student card

How to apply for a student card.

Applying for a student card

You will be informed via the personal email account that you used in the University admissions process on when and how to upload and submit a photograph online for your card.

Uploading and submitting a photograph

Photo submission guidelines

Track the progress of your photograph submission

Once you have submitted your photograph you will receive an initial confirmation email and subsequently an approval or rejection email to both your personal email account and your University student email account.

If rejected, the Card Photo Submission channel will then be re-enabled and you will be able to upload another photograph.

Already supplied a photograph?

If you have previously had a card or applied for one, then the photograph upload facility may be disabled for you. This is because we will already have a photograph for you on our database.

You can check the photograph that we have for you by going to the Student Details channel on the Accounts tab of MyEd.

On-campus students

If you are happy for us to produce your new card using the photograph that we already hold for you, then you can have it created at one of the Card help desks.

Card help desks

If you would like to provide a new photograph, then you can contact the IS Helpline to request this.

Online distance learning students

If you are happy for us to produce your new card using the photograph that we already hold for you, or would like to provide a new photograph, then you can contact the IS Helpline to request this.

Receiving your student card

On-campus students

You will be able to collect your University card from the Main Library Helpdesk, George Square at the start of your course.

Please note that we will not send your card out to your home address except in exceptional circumstances. This information is subject to change: please check this web page before you attend.

Main Library opening hours

How to find the Main Library

Online distance learning students

Your University card will be sent to your home address no sooner than 3 weeks before the start of your course.

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