Estates Office

University Card

The University Card is a multi-function state of the art card that can be issued to all students, staff and associates. This card is specific to the University of Nottingham and contains a combination of Mifare proximity chip, magstripe and barcode technologies. The student, staff and associate cards vary in layout slightly, but both contain key information that is utilised by a number of systems around the University, such as:

Cardholder's name, photograph, group type (i.e. student, staff or associate), library category, library card number and student number/start date (for students) or issue date (for staff). Additionally, the student card has the Students' Union logo. The functions of the University Card are as follows:

  • Means of identification
  • Library card
  • Building access card
  • Bus card (on NCT services)
  • Sports Centre card

 Other uses:

  • Online library borrowing
  • Photocopying authorisation

Please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) for information on Key Cards and Associate Cards.

Collection of Cards

You must have uploaded a photograph at least five working days before contacting your Student Service Centre to arrange collection.

Please do not contact your Student Service Centre for collection if you have not uploaded a photograph.

If you have not uploaded a photograph, please visit

If you are having any issues with this, please contact the team on

Your support in helping us keep you safe is appreciated and expected. Student Service Centres are open for pre-booked appointments. Walk-incustomers unfortunately cannot be accepted, so a booking will be required.

For more information on booking an appointment with Student Services, please visit

Please ensure that you wear your face covering while you are in the Student Service Centre, unless you are exempt, and that you maintain social distancing. Only one person will be allowed to attend an appointment at any time.

Replacement University Cards

Please do not come to the Security Office to obtain a replacement University Card – you should pay for your replacement via your My Nottingham account. Once you have done this please email us your receipt ensuring your email addres, your full name and Student Id number are sent along with this. We will produce you a replacement card and contact you explaining where and when you can collect it.

Contact us

Use of the University Card implies acceptance of the terms and conditions.

Estates Office

The University of Nottingham,
University Park,
Nottingham, NG7 2RD