When you are a fully registered Christ Church Student you can apply for your student Smartcard. 

Your smartcard is very important as it is your personal University Student ID card, allowing you access to a range of student services including being able to:

  • Gain access to your campus library to borrow books (between your course start and end date).
  • Gain access to Augustine House during extended opening hours.
  • Print, copy or scan on any of the multi-functional devices (MFDs) available on all campuses.
  • Access restricted areas, such as computing labs and accommodation (visit Security Lodge to get this activated on your card).
  • Pay (cashless) for items at campus catering outlets and at the University Bookshop.
  • Use your card for visual identification
  • Track your attendance at University, so we can be confident you're engaging with your studies and support you if you need it. Click here for more information.
  • Receive discounts on purchases at various high street stores.

How do I create my smartcard?

You must have uploaded your photograph before you make arrangements to collect your smartcard. You can only do this when you have uploaded your ID and created your computing account as part of your registration

You can upload your photograph by logging in to YourServices and clicking on the ‘Get your smartcard’ tile. When your photo has been approved the tile will disappear.

How do I get my smartcard?

Please complete this form and your smartcard will be posted to you.

Meeting the smartcard photo criteria

Your smartcard photo is your ID so needs to meet certain criteria (similar to Passport photos). So when uploading your photo please make sure the following criteria is met:

  • In colour, and taken against a light background;
  • Taken recently;
  • Taken of you facing forward with your eyes open and clearly visible (with no sunglasses, tinted glasses or hair across your eyes);
  • Free from reflection or excessive shadows;
  • Of you on your own (no other people or objects in the photo);
  • Taken of the full head, without any covering, unless it is worn for religious beliefs or medical reasons;
  • Taken with nothing covering your face.

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There are lots of things that you can do before you arrive and in your first few weeks to ensure that you get a good start at university and make the most of your student experience.

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