This article contains information about getting your University Student Card when you join the University.
What is a University Student Card?
Your University Student Card provides the following:
- Access to University of Portsmouth buildings
- Attendance monitoring
- Access to the University of Portsmouth library
- Proof of ID for examinations and student loans
- Your University Bus pass
When and how do I apply for my card?
You should apply for your student card prior to the start of the academic year. It should be done as part of your registration in the first year of your course. You will receive an email providing details about when and how to register and at this point you can retrieve your University computer username and password and apply for your student card at www.port.ac.uk/studentcard.
Do I still need a card if I study off-campus (i.e. at a franchise college or by distance learning)?
If you are not studying on-site, you do not have to apply for a student card, but you may still wish to, particularly if you want to use the library facilities and services such as the Distance Learning Support Service for books, scans, inter-library loans, and SCONUL Access. You can can also take advantage of student discounts in person at local businesses.
When and where will I get my card?
If you are an on-campus student
Once you have registered online and applied for your student card, you will be given information nearer the time as to how and when you can collect your student card.
If you are an off-campus student
Once you have registered online and applied for your student card, you will be given information nearer the time as to how and when you can collect your student card. If you prefer to have your card sent please email your student hub requesting the card be posted, giving the relevant postal address. This may take a few weeks as staff are generally busy with the new students on campus.
What if I lose or damage my card?
You can arrange to purchase a new student card using the Replacement Card Portal.
For further information about the University Student Card, please visit the Student card frequently asked questions article.