Step 4. Cardiff University Student Card
This card has a number of important functions:
- proof of identity
- library and e-learning card
- security card to gain entry to university buildings
- proof of National Union of Students membership (NUS)
Do I need a Student Card?
Yes. All students are required to carry a Student Card when on University premises. The collection of the student card is a mandatory step in the completion of the enrolment process. You should collect your card in person within two weeks of the start date of your course (with the exception of those students on courses designated distance learning).
How do I get my Student Card?
Before you collect your Student Card you must have completed online enrolment. You will need to collect your Student Card from one of the Student Card venues listed below and you will be required to provide proof of identity (International students must bring their original passport and visa).
|Cathays Park based Students|
|Students' Union, 4th Floor, Park Place, Cardiff, CF10 3AT. (map ref: 38)|
Monday 17th September 2012 - Thursday 4th October 2012 (including weekend of 22nd-23rd September 2012)
Opening times: 9.30am - 4.30pm
|Heath Park based Students|
|Heath Sports Hall, Heath Sports and Social Club, UHW, Heath Park, Cardiff, CF14 4XW. (map ref:117)|
Monday 24th September 2012 - Wednesday 26th September 2012 (Heath park students are also welcome to attend the Cathays Park venue)
Opening times: 9.00am - 4.30pm
***Please ensure that you have your student number to hand when you attend the venue***
What happens if I do not collect my Student Card?
You have not completed the enrolment process until you have collected your Student Card. A delay in collecting your student card will result in a delay in student support payments being released to you (if eligible).
If you are an International student, the University is required under its Sponsor Licence agreement with the United Kingdom Border Agency (UKBA) 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regulations, failure to collect your student card within two weeks of the start of your course may result in you being withdrawn from your course.
Can I apply for my Student Card by post?
If you are on a course that is designated as being delivered via distance learning and you wish to have a Student Card you will need to complete the Student Card Request form and send it to your school office with a passport photograph. You will need to make arrangements with your school for its distribution to you when it has been produced.