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New students: collect your student ID card

Your student ID card contains key information about you and allows you to access a number of different systems around BU, including: printers, cycle facilities or access to specific buildings on campus. You’ll also need to use this as your identification during exams on campus. These important ID cards are distributed in your first year of study at BU and are used throughout your time here.

Please read the information below to find out when and where you can collect student ID cards this semester.

If you have any queries about your Student ID card, please check our FAQs below or get in touch with the Student Lifecycle team at and they will be able to help you. 

I'm starting in January 2022

Postgraduate taught students

If you are starting a postgraduate taught course in January 2022 in one of the following faculties: BU Business School, Faculty of Media and Communication or Faculty of Science and Technology, we will be distributing your student ID card from the Student Hall in Talbot House at our Talbot Campus on the following dates:

  • Monday 24 January from 10am to 4pm
  • Tuesday 25 January from 10am to 4pm
  • Wednesday 26 January from 10am to 4pm

If this applies to you, please visit Talbot House during one of the dates above to collect your student ID card. If you need directions to find your way to Talbot House, our interactive map and directions webpages will be able to help you. You can find out more information about what you will need to bring with you when collecting your student ID card in our frequently asked questions below.

Postgraduate research students

If you are starting a postgraduate research course in January 2022, you will be notified when you can collect your student ID card from the Student Hall by email.

Distance learning students

If you are a distance learning student, your student ID card will be sent to you in the post by your Programme Support Officer.

Frequently Asked Questions