ID Cards

Student ID Cards

All students are issued with an identity card, free of charge, during the first week of the academic year. Students joining at any other time, or who require replacement cards, may obtain these from The Student Help section of the intranetA £10 charge will be made for replacement cards due to loss.

The ID card has several different functions:

  • Identifies an individual as a student of The University of Birmingham
  • Acts as a library card for use at all the University's libraries
  • Acts as a membership card for Sport and Fitness once a memebership is purchased

If you have any queries about Student ID cards, please contact Academic and Student Administration Reception on extension 43091.

Staff ID Cards

All staff at The University of Birmingham should obtain an ID card from the HR Operations and Recruitment team, 2nd floor of University Centre (using the stairs between Barclays Bank/Spar) contact number 59000.

New staff members are also asked to email a photograph of themselves to before their start date to enable a card to be ready for collection on their first day, the photograph must be of a similar standard and quality as that of a passport photo and in the format of a .jpg file which should be less than 1 MB.  Alternatively the team can take a photograph upon presentation within the office.

Staff who are working at the University on a temporary/casual basis or Associate Staff should take a letter confirming their status to the Security Office, Lower Ground, Aston Webb - contact number 43114.

Replacement Cards

If you lose your card or it requires replacement due to wear and tear you can obtain this from the Security Office (address as above) - contact number 43114. There is no charge for an initial replacement due to loss but a £10 charge will be made against subsequent replacements (there is no charge for replacement if your card is worn).

Your ID card serves several purposes including:

  • Providing a means of identifying an individual as working at the University
  • Acts as a library card for use at all the University's libraries
  • Acts as a membership card for Sport and Fitness once a memebership is purchased
  • Operates building access control systems as managed by various budget centres
  • Operates vehicle control barriers, as managed by University Security