Cardiff University ID Cards
Information for Staff and Students
The Cardiff University ID Card is a multi-purpose card which you will need throughout your time at Cardiff. All staff and students are required to carry the card when on University premises and to produce it in a situation where it is necessary to prove identity. It is also your library card and for many people it is an electronic proximity access control card.
Although there is no initial charge for this card, we levy a charge (currently £10.00) for the replacement of lost cards.
The issuing workstations are occasionally taken out of action for essential database maintenance, if you are making a special trip to obtain a card, you may wish to call the telephone number listed below before setting out in order to save a wasted journey.
The process takes just a few minutes and a digital photograph is printed on the card.
Cardiff University ID card production locations:
Cathays Park Campus
- Staff, UK/EU/EEA Students, Associates, Contractors, Cleaners, and replacements for lost cards are conducted at the Security Centre daily between 9.00am and 4.30pm, excluding weekends, bank holidays and University holidays.
- International Students (with the exception of lost card replacements) are conducted at the International Student Support Office daily between 9.00am and 4.30pm, excluding weekends, bank holidays and University holidays.
Heath Park Campus
- Staff, UK/EU/EEA Students, UHB Staff, Associates, Contractors, Cleaners, and replacements for lost cards are conducted at the Cochrane Building ID card issuing suite daily between 10.00am and 17:00pm, (subject to availability) excluding weekends, bank holidays and University holidays.
- NB: International student ID card issuing facilities are not available on the Heath Park campus.
The issuing workstations are occasionally taken out of action for essential maintenance for short periods of time.
For new students, information about collecting this card can be found in the enrolment guide or by visiting http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/regis/enrolment/index.html
For all enquiries regarding the Cardiff University ID Card, please contact:
The Security Centre
Phone: (029) 2087 4445
Fax: (029) 2087 4646
Many of the University’s buildings and car parks have doors/barriers which are controlled by proximity readers. The current Cardiff University ID card has a chip embedded in the card, so that the card can be used with the readers for authorised users.