Collecting your student card

You’ll be eligible to receive a student card once you’ve completed your registration and arrived in Manchester.

This card is not only proof that you’re a registered student of The University of Manchester but you'll need it to access to buildings across the campus, including the University libraries. It can also be used for student discounts in a range of shops and restaurants. 

If you're unable to travel to Manchester due to the current pandemic and are starting your academic year from home you'll be issued a Confirmation of Attendance letter in PDF format which you can use as proof of your student status. You’ll be able to collect your student card once you’re able to travel to Manchester.

Before you arrive

Before you arrive, you must provide us with a suitable photograph for your student card, otherwise it won't be ready when you get here. Upload your photography at My Manchester and making sure that you follow the instructions provided including the guidance on size and style.

Collecting your student card

Please note, you must be fully registered and have uploaded a photograph onto My Manchester before your student card can be issued.

Once you have completed registration you will receive a notification email to your University student email address, inviting you to book a time to collect your student card. 

To help us manage numbers, please do not go to student card collection points unless you have booked a collection:

  • You must book a collection slot when invited to do so and make sure that you collect your student card at the specific date and time you have selected. You will need to present the confirmation of your booking to gain entry to the student card issuing venues.
  • Students who are required to quarantine for a period on arrival in Manchester must not select a collection date / time that is within the period of their quarantine.
  • Students who have opted to commence their studies remotely will be able to collect their student card when they arrive in Manchester.

For any student card collection queries please contact the Student Services and Registration Helpline +44 (0)161 549 1182 which will operate weekdays between 9am and 5pm.