All University students and colleagues are required to carry a University Smartcard which is issued when you begin your course or contract.

How to get your Smartcard

New students can upload a photo to the University App to create a digital smartcardFor students who are studying remotely or who are due to arrive on campus after the official start of their course, you can use the digital card as your student identification. You only need to collect a physical card if you are studying on the Newcastle campus. Several student registration events are held each year. Students can also obtain a card from Student Services (King's Gate Level 2).

You can also pick up a Smartcard from the Library. Smartcard issuing hours are as the main counter service times in the Philip Robinson Library and the full desk service times in the Walton Library

Smartcard Access

Your Smartcard allows access to the following University services:

Your Smartcard also gives you access to buildings, rooms and facilities on campus, as appropriate to the requirements of your job or course. Please see Smartcard Access into buildings and rooms for more details and contact information for buildings' access control managers around the campus.

For more information view the Smartcard service definition.

Please note: Changes to Smartcards for Nexus travel

Since the introduction of the Nexus Pop card, University Smartcards are no longer used to buy tickets and travel around the city on the Tyne and Wear Metro. 

Details of student travel offers can be found on the Nexus website.