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 card from two on-campus venues. If you are a new student moving into University Halls you may be able to collect your card on arrival at your hall. (Please see below).

Your card collection venue will depend on your School, please see teh table below for your collection point.

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

  • Collection slots will be available from Thursday 17 September on weekdays from 9am to 5pm until mid-October.
  • 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.

 

Faculty/SchoolLocation

Faculty of Humanities:

  • Alliance Manchester Business School
  • School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
  • School of Environment Education and Development (including Architecture)
  • School of Social Sciences
Whitworth Hall (No 50 on the Campus map)

Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health:

  • School of Medical Sciences
  • School of Biological Sciences
  • School of Health Sciences
  • Faculty Doctoral Academy
Whitworth Hall (No 50 on the Campus map)

Faculty of Science and Engineering:

  • Department of Chemistry
  • Department of Maths
  • Department of Physics
  • Department of Computer Science
  • Department Earth and Environmental Sciences
Whitworth Hall (No 50 on the Campus map)

Faculty of Science and Engineering:

  • Department of Materials
  • Department of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science
  • Department of Electrical and Electronic Enigneering
  • Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering
  • Faculty of Science and Engineering Foundation programme
Great Hall, Sackville Building (No 1 on the Campus map)

New students who are living in University halls of residence

  • If you are living in Denmark Road and Brook Hall residences you will receive your student card when you arrive and check into the Hall, provided you completed your student registration in full and uploaded a suitable photograph by 12 noon (UK time) on Thursday 10 September.
  • If you are living in any of the following University residences: Unsworth Park, Richmond Park, Sheavyn House, Oak House, Woolton Hall, Ashburne Hall, Owens Park, Whitworth Park, Denmark Road, Horniman House, George Kenyon Hall, Weston Hall, Wright Robinson,  Burkhardt House, Dalton Ellis Hall, Canterbury Court and Hulme Hall you will receive your student card when you arrive and check into the residence, provided you completed your student registration in full and uploaded a suitable photograph by 5.00pm (UK time) on Sunday 13 September.
  • If you were unable to meet the deadlines to collect your student card on arrival at your hall of  residence you will be able to make an appointment to collect your card from one of the on-campus venues.  Please see the instructions above.

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.