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Student ID cards

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The University issues every student with a student ID card. This card has a number of important uses and is valid for the expected duration of your course:

  • Personal identification when you are on University premises For access to buildings
  • It is your Staffordshire University Library Card Car Park access on-campus
  • It is also your Student Union NUS card to allow you access to SUSU Buildings and voting in Union elections
  • Some retailers and businesses will offer discount on production of a valid NUS card, please see important note below*
  • It is your Unicard (for cashless payments on campus)

Using your Unicard

Using your Unicard to make purchases on campus is fast and convenient. You just need to visit the Student Hub at Stoke or an Information Point at Stafford or Shrewsbury to have your card encoded to enable payments.

Student Discounts

Many retailers and businesses offer a student discount to holders of a valid NUS (National Union of Students) card. 

Important to note regarding Student/ NUS discounts - Your Staffordshire University ID card should be sufficient for these purposes as it is an NUS card. However, any discount offered is at the discretion of the retailer/ business. Staffordshire University cannot be held responsible for any refusal to offer discount and will not enter into discussion with the retailer/ business regarding proof of entitlement. Sometimes a discount will only be offered (or a higher level of discount is offered) to holders of an NUS "Extra" card. NUS Extra cards can be purchased via the Students Union.

How to get your student ID Card

A student ID card can only be issued if we have a photograph of you. Please log-on to your e:VisionStaffs portal to upload a photo.

On campus full-time students will collect their student ID card during face-to-face enrolment.

On campus new part-time students will collect their student ID card during face-to-face enrolment

On campus continuing part-time students will have their student ID cards posted to their registered home address upon completion of on-line enrolment. 

Distance Learning and off-campus students will have their student ID cards posted to their registered home address upon completion of on-line enrolment. 

UK Partner Colleges - Student ID cards can be collected from your college (the college will notify you of the arrangements for this).

What if I don't receive a student ID Card?

This is usually due to one of the following reasons:

  • You have not yet enrolled on your course - please ensure you have enrolled on your course by logging into your e:VisionStaffs portal.

  • We do not have your photograph - you can check this by logging into your e:VisionStaffs portal

  • The card has been posted to an address you have since moved from. It is important you notify us of any change of address. Please check we have your up-to-date address by logging into your e:VisionStaffs portal.

About my image/photo

The photo that you initially upload to your e:VisionStaffs portal will remain on your student record and is printed on your student ID card which is valid for the duration of your course of study at the University.

Note: Please ensure that the photograph which you upload is a passport style picture, clearly showing your face. Any editing (e.g. cropping) of the photograph must be done prior to uploading.

Changing the photo held on file would therefore invalidate your current student ID card and a new card would have to be produced. For this reason you cannot amend your photo via your e:VisionStaffs portal.

You may only amend your photo if your appearance has changed significantly and you are no longer recognisable from the image that is held on your student record (the photo on your student ID card). If you are no longer recognisable from the photo on your student ID card then please contact the Student Hub.

Staffordshire University reserves the right to reject image amendment requests where your appearance on the new photo is not deemed to be unrecognisable from the image currently held on your student record.


What if I need a replacement student ID card?

The expiry date of your student ID card is the expected end date of your course. If you are still studying your course but your student ID card expiry date has passed please contact the Student Hub at Stoke or an Information Point at Stafford and Shrewsbury.

Stolen cards will be replaced free of charge on production of a crime reference number for the theft. Faulty or non-functioning student ID cards will be replaced free of charge unless this is due to careless damage.

Lost or carelessly damaged student ID Cards will be replaced upon payment of the appropriate fee. You can order and pay for your replacement student ID card at