Information Services

Step 1: Create your photo

You need a passport-style photo for your University card.

Generic Card Photos Good and Bad

Photo guidelines

  • The photo should show a head-and-shoulders image of your face in good lighting (see examples).
  • The photo should be in colour with no filters/editing applied.
  • The filetype you save it as should be .JPG. and less than 500KB in size.
  • The dimensions should be standard UK passport size:
    • digital dimensions: 531 pixels high by 413 pixels wide
    • physical dimensions: 45mm / 1.77" high by 35mm / 1.38" wide

PLEASE NOTE: You will not be able to submit a photo that is larger than these dimensions.

For assistance, please see:

Reformat a JPG image (WikiHow article)

Photo Submission Video Guide

This short video illustrates what an acceptable ID photo looks like.

Next step

Step 2: Submit your photo