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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

The photo you uploaded as part of your enrolment will be the image that is printed onto your Smartcard. It is important that you collect your card at the earliest convenience as you will require it to gain access to many parts of the campus. You will need to bring a valid form of photographic identification to collect your Smartcard (either your passport or photo driving licence) in the name that appears on the Smartcard.

Collecting your Smartcard

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

New UK and EU students can collect their smartcard from the relevant Campus Library 48 hours after you have completed enrolment and successfully uploaded a suitable photograph.

Your 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.

Cards that have been lost or stolen must be reported to an Ask4Help point, a £10 charge is applied if the card has been lost or damaged.  Any changes to a student’s first and /or surname will need to be verified by the Student Progress Team before a new Smartcard can be produced.

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