All students at GCU are issued with a Student ID Card.  This card has various uses, including:

  • Identifying yourself as a Student at GCU
  • Your Library Card
  • Recording your Attendance at Classes
  • Recording your engagement at some services
  • Entrance to certain secure areas of the campus
How do I get my Student ID card?

If you are joining GCU in September, you will receive information on your registration instructions about collecting your card.  You must have registered online and uploaded or sent us a photograph before collecting.

Outwith the registration period you can collect your student ID card from the Campus Life desk in the George Moore building, Level 1. This includes all students who are joining us in Trimester B and Trimester C (January/May). 

If you are coming on campus to complete the process and want to collect your card, you must bring approved photographic ID, normally your passport or UK driver’s licence.

For courses that are part time or based off campus, your registration instruction letter will confirm if we post your card to you.  We usually post cards within two weeks of your registration but this can take longer during the main registration period in September.  If you have any queries in relation to your student card, email Registration ensuring you include your student ID number. 

Lost Student ID Cards

If you have lost your student ID card, contact the Campus Life desk in the George Moore building, Level 1, or the Library desk to see if your card has been handed in. 

The fee for a replacement card is £15 which you can pay online through the University’s online store.  You’ll need your student ID number or your username to place your order, and you can select to collect your card or have it posted out to your registered term time address. 

If you have selected to collect your card you can pick this up from the Campus Life desk in the George Moore building, Level 1. You will need to show your receipt when collecting your card.  If you are a GCU London student you can collect from our London campus

If you find your original card after we have issued a new one, you will not be able to use it in the university and you will not receive a refund.

Stolen Student ID Cards

If your card has been stolen, you need to bring the crime reference number issued by the police to the Campus Life desk in the George Moore building, Level 1. We will issue a new card free of charge.

You will still have to pay the lost card fee if you only have a pink loss report slip from the police.