A Student UCard is issued to all students registered on a University taught course or research programme. A student is also a member of the University of Bristol Union (UBU) and the National Union of Students.
The name used on the UCard is your "preferred" forename plus your family name, taken from the personal details you have given to the University.
The Student UCard, for students on standard undergraduate courses, is valid until 31 July in the final course year.
For postgraduate courses and non-standard courses, a UCard expiry date will be printed, denoting when buildings access will expire; which may be later than the course end date and library privileges end date.
Library borrowing rights will expire on the expected end date of your course, to enable your account to be cleared.
Any extensions to the UCard or library account must first be authorised by the student's department or faculty.
If a member of staff needs access to a building(s) which are outside their department/faculty/division, your head of department should complete a request to extend building access form (Word doc. 41KB) and email to the relevant UCard Administrator(s) for them to approve access privileges. Full details on building access control can be found on the Security Services web pages.
You can only hold one UCard. If your primary role is as a student of the University you will receive a student UCard. Additional access and library privileges may be added to the UCard however, via application to your head of department.