How to get your Student ID Card

New students

  1. Enrol online

    You'll receive an email from us inviting you to enrol online. In this email we’ll provide you with your username and password. The email will be sent to the correspondence email address you provided at the point of application. During online enrolment you will be guided through a series of screens. You'll be asked to confirm your personal details, you'll find information about your tuition fees (if applicable) and you'll upload a photo for your Student ID Card. You're encouraged to complete this step as early as possible so that we can have your Student ID Card ready when you arrive.

  2. Face-to-face enrolment

    The next stage will be face-to-face enrolment which takes 5-10 minutes. At your face-to-face enrolment session, we'll check to ensure that you have completed all the steps in the on-line enrolment process, we'll also verify your identity and nationality and check that your personal details are correct. This year, face-to-face enrolment will take place on-line for most students (using Microsoft Teams). When it’s time to complete this stage, you will be contacted on the email address you provided to us when you completed on-line enrolment. If you are taking out a student loan and have your payment notification letter, please have it with you. If this hasn’t arrived or you don’t have the letter with you, please don’t worry and do go ahead with booking the enrolment slot.

  3. Collect your student card

    We strongly advise that cards are collected with sufficient time to get your first session and, where possible, in advance of your first day on campus. You will need to collect your student card from the campus where your course is based.

What do I need to complete enrolment?

For UK students, other visa types and European Students.

You will need:

  • Your Staffordshire University student ID number, which can be found on any formal email correspondence from the University.
  • A digital photograph for your Student ID Card (maximum file size 1MB and it can be any of BMP; JPEG; JPG; PNG.) 
  • Two forms of ID.  One must be your passport, birth certificate or Biometric Residence Permit and the other could be be a driving licence, National identity card, College ID card, bank card, or utilities bill (which includes your name and address).  All students are expected to provide at least one form of photo ID. 
  • Unless you are paying your own fees, you will need to provide your account details (in order for the University to make any payment to you that you may be eligible for).
  • A valid credit/debit card to arrange payment of your fees (this will only be required if you are liable to pay fees or are waiting for your student finance to be confirmed).
  • Please note that if you have a sponsor other than Student Finance England, you'll need to upload a sponsorship letter as proof when you complete the tuition fee stage. If you have difficulty doing this, please email your letter to income@staffs.ac.uk
  • EU/EEA students with a UK domicile will be asked to provide your EU settlement code

Please ensure you have the ID ready for the virtual face-to-face appointment.  If it is that you don’t have the ID that you uploaded (for example, you uploaded your passport and have had to send it off for you student loan application or don’t have it with you), please contact AskSaAS@staffs.ac.uk rather than book an appointment.  If you know you’ll have the ID within a couple of days, please book an appointment when you know you will have it with you.  

If you have any questions about your ID requirements, please contact us at AskSaAS@staffs.ac.uk.

Returning students

All returning students are required to re-enrol online before the start of the new academic year.

Continuing students who have student loans do not need to attend face-to-face enrolment to have their student finance activated.  Provided you have enrolled online, we will activate your finance payments in the first week of term.

Enrolment help and guidance

While you're completing online enrolment, you can click on the “?” icons for further guidance about particular sections.

If you're stuck, staff will be on-hand on your arrival day to help you get sorted. 

If you're unable to wait until then and you can't find the information you're looking for on our enrolment webpages, please contact enquiries@staffs.ac.uk.

If you've forgotten your password before you've fully completed online enrolment, or think you may have been locked out of your account, please call Digital Services (IT support) on 01785 353800.

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