Smart Cards

Graduating soon? Remember, once you graduate, no refunds are available on your smartcard purses. See FAQs for more information

Smart Card (Example is a student)

All staff and students are issued with a Smart Card at commencement of employment or registration. You are required to carry this with you at all times.


Staff: Please visit the More Details on arrival; phone +44 (28) 9097 3044 to make an appointment.

Students: Cards are issued at inital registration and students must bring their card to registration each year for validation.

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Electronic Payment for Services

Print and Photocopying in:

  • The Library
  • The Treehouse at Elms Village
  • Some School facilities

Catering outlets


  • Buy books online from Blackwell’s - use funds on your smartcard to purchase a gift card in the Blackwell’s shop in the Student Union, then use the gift card for online purchases via Blackwell's Online Bookstore

  • Educational and clothing items in the Students Union shop
  • The Welcome Centre

Library Services

Social activities

Careers items in the Student Guidance Centre

Access to Buildings

This is mainly for out of hours access but also for high security areas. These include:

Library Services

How do I use my Smart Card?

Visit Smart Card Services for a full definition of services offiered.

If you need help then please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions in the first instance otherwise please contact:

Last updated: April 2016