RegistrationStudent card

Once you are registered you will have access to your digital student card through the University app.

The digital student card will be your primary form of student photo ID and can be used to access the library and is accepted as a form of ID at most venues and retail outlets. 

For formal examinations, you are required to present a form of physical photo ID such as: 

  • Young Scot National Entitlement Card
  • Passport
  • Driving Licence
  • BRP

If you do not have one of these alternative forms of ID, and require a physical student card you can request a student card.

Prior to Requesting a Card

You must be fully registered for the current session.

If your photo does not meet the guidelines, a student card cannot be produced and you will be contacted to upload a new photo.

If you need to change your uploaded photo, email to request this, please include your registration number.

If you are requesting a replacement card there will be a £10 fee.

Photo guidelines

The photo that you upload as part of the registration process will appear on your student card (digital and physical).

Please ensure your photo:

  • is a recent image of you
  • contains no other objects, people or pets
  • shows your head and shoulders
  • is taken against a plain, light-coloured background
  • does not have any shadows on your face or behind you
  • is a plain colour photo - no black & white or other filters
  • shows you facing forward and looking straight at the camera
  • has your eyes open and visible
  • does not have hair covering your eyes
  • does not have you wearing a hat or sunglasses


This is what we want to see:

A woman in a headscarf smiles at the camera
young man wearing glasses smiles at the camera
portrait of asian young woman with happy expression against gray white background.
young man poses for a photo