Student ID card

Your student ID card offers proof of identity, library and e-learning access and the ability to gain entry to University buildings.

Your student ID card is valid for the duration of your study, and you must carry it on University premises.

Collecting it is a mandatory step in the enrolment process. You'll need to pick up your card in person within two weeks of the start date of your course (with the exception of those students who are on distance learning courses).

Before you can collect your student ID card, you must complete online enrolment. Once you've enrolled, you can visit the Cathays Park or Heath Park collection point (depending on where your course is based) to have your photograph taken and student card issued.

What you'll need to bring

In order to get a student ID card, you'll need to provide proof of your identity. To find out more, please see our list of acceptable documentation.

Please also make sure you have your student number to hand.

Student ID card collection points

Students commencing studies in September/October 2017 can collect their Student ID Card from the following locations, unless your School have informed you of separately arranged events.

Collection times (Cathays Park)Location

18 - 29 September 2017
Every day (includes weekend) - 9.30 to 16:30

2 - 5 October 2017
Monday to Friday - 9.30 to 16:30

Students' Union (4th floor)
Park Place
Cardiff
CF10 3AT

From 9 October 2017
Monday to Thursdays - 09:30 to 16:30
Fridays - 09:30 to 16:00

The Security Centre
Park Place
Cardiff
CF10 3AT

Collection times (Heath Park)Location

25 - 27 September 2017
Monday to Wednesday - 9:00 to 16:30

Sports and Social Club
Heath Park
Cardiff
CF14 4XW

From 28 September 2017
Monday to Friday - 10:00 to 15:00

Student Card Issue
The Cochrane Building (Ground Floor)
Heath Park
Cardiff
CF14 4YU

Collection times (Cathays Park)Location

18 - 29 September 2017
Every day (including weekend) - 9.30 to 16:30

2 - 5 October 2017
Monday to Friday - 9.30 to 16:30

Students' Union (4th floor)
Park Place
Cardiff
CF10 3AT

From 9 October 2017
Monday to Friday - 09:30 to 16:30

International Student Support
Students' Union (3rd Floor)
Park Place
Cardiff
CF10 3AT

Collection times (Heath Park)Location

25 - 27 September 2017
Monday to Wednesday - 9:00 to 16:30

Sports and Social Club
Heath Park
Cardiff
CF14 4XW

From 28 September 2017
Monday to Friday - 10:00 to 15:00

Student Card Issue
The Cochrane Building (Ground Floor)
Heath Park
Cardiff
CF14 4YU

If you don't collect your student ID card

You have not completed the enrolment process until you have collected your student ID card. A delay in collecting your student ID card will result in a delay in receiving your Student Loans Company payments (if eligible).

If you're an international student, the University is required under its sponsor licence agreement with the United Kingdom Visa Immigration (UKVI) to report you as 'Not in attendance'.

Under University regulations, failure to collect your student card within two weeks of the start of your course will result in being withdrawn from your course.

If you change your programme

Changing your programme may have an impact on the duration of your study. If you change your programme, you will need to get a new student ID card from one of the student ID card collection points.

Applying for a student ID card by post

If you're on a course that is designated as distance learning, you'll need to complete the student ID card application form and send it to your School office with a passport photograph.

You'll need to make arrangements with your School for its distribution once it has been produced.