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Your Student Smartcard

Your Northumbria University Smartcard is:       

  • University ID card
  • Library card
  • Proof of student status to access the Stagecoach number 1 bus for free
  • Access to buildings card
  • Northumbria Students' Union membership card
  • Attendance monitoring card
  • Payment card for printing and photocopying

It will also be used to access sports facilities if a subscription is taken with Northumbria University Sport for either Coach Lane or Sport Central

 A smartcard is non-transferable and may only be used by the person whose name and photograph appears on it. The card is valid for all campuses of Northumbria University and should be carried at all times.


Collecting your Smartcard

New UK and EU students can collect their Smartcard  from their Campus Library 48 hours after they have completed enrolment and successfully uploaded a suitable photograph.

When you collect your smartcard you must bring with you an official form of photographic identification . We will only accept one of the following items:

  • Passport
  • Photographic Driving Licence
  • Proof of Age Standards Scheme (PASS) Card

Your photographic proof of identification must be valid and the expiry date must not have passed.

New International students must attend an enrolment session to complete your enrolment where you will be issued with your Smartcard.


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