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 registration 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 collect your card

Before you collect your student card, you can upload a suitable photograph for it, otherwise one will be taken when you collect your card. Upload your photo at My Manchester making sure that you follow the instructions provided including the guidance on size and style.

Collecting your student card

Please note, you must have completed all ten steps of registration before your student card can be issued.

Once you've completed your registration, you can collect your student card from the Student Services Centre (location 57 on the interactive campus map) Monday to Friday from 10am–4pm. An appointment is no longer necessary, however, you can book an appointment via the student card collection calendar.

For any student card collection queries please contact the Student Services and Registration Helpline +44 (0)161 275 5000 between 10am and 4pm, Monday to Friday.