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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 - OLD

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:

  • The IT Service Desk or local staff if your problem is with a specific service
  • The Student Guidance Centre - OLD if you need a new card, your card stops working or displays wrong information
  • Email us at or for any other queries

Last updated: April 2016