Apply for and receive your University student card
You are required to have an up-to-date University student card that you should carry with you at all times. This card serves as your official student ID, your library card and door access control card to university buildings, as well as identification to benefit from various student discounts.
Create and submit a photo
• Upload and submit a passport-style photograph to MyEd
• You will then receive an email to your personal email address (the one you used to apply with) with details on how to complete this step.
Important - submitting the photo late (or not submitting it at all) will result in the card not being ready for you for the start of the semester.
Read our step-by-step guide to submitting your photo and getting your first student card:
There is no direct transfer of your medical records between general practices. You will need to register with a practice in Edinburgh, and they will arrange to transfer your records from your previous GP.
It is important to note that this can take some considerable time at present so if you do have an ongoing health condition please bring a summary of your condition with you and provide this to your new GP.
Receiving your card in student accommodation
If you are staying in University Halls of Residence, your card will be delivered to you in student accommodation.
If you are in student accommodation and you have submitted your photo by 29th August 2021, you should receive your card when you collect your keys.
Please note that this is not the ultimate cut-off date and we encourage you to submit your photo after the deadline if you have not done so. However, submitting your photo by 29th August 2021 increases the chances of your card arriving on time.
Receiving your card on campus
If you have not received your card by delivery to your University Halls of Residence, you can collect it from the Main Library from September. Please check the Receiving your card website in late August for more information.
Receiving your card off-campus
If you are an off-campus student, let us know nearer to the start of term and we will deliver your card to your term-time address.
Please check the Receiving your card website in late August for more information.
If you are unable to attend on-campus to collect your card, we will mail your card to your term-time address from October onwards.
Card delivery: September 2021 starts
We will be delivering or sending out September 2021 new start cards via mail to your term-time address. If you haven’t already, upload a photo as soon as possible to help us get your card to you.
You are required to have an up-to-date University student card that you should carry with you at all times.
Your university student card allows you to:
- provide a form of student identification
- borrow books at the Library
- access university buildings around campus
- get student discounts on products and services
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