Collecting your ID card
When you arrive on campus, you will need to collect your student ID card to complete the registration process and officially enrol at Loughborough University. Your student ID card will provide access to buildings across the campus, including the library, halls of residence and the Students’ Union. It also proves your student status.
In order to receive your card, you must have fully completed online registration (including uploading a suitable photograph) at least three working days before in-person registration. You are required to show your passport and, where applicable, your visa, or other appropriate documents so that the University can confirm your right to study in the UK.
If you are experiencing symptoms of Covid, please do not attend a registration event.
Student ID card collection points
UK/Irish students (UK fee status) in University halls of residence
If you are paying UK tuition fees and are a UK or Irish national, you will receive your ID card when you move into your hall of residence. You must have completed online registration at least three working days before your hall’s official arrival date.
You will need to bring your UK or Irish Passport, or UK/Channel Islands/Isle of Man/Republic of Ireland Birth Certificate or Adoption Certificate and evidence of National Insurance number (NI card/letter from government body/employer). A driving licence will not be accepted as evidence of your right to study in the UK.
If your card is not available when you move into halls, we will contact you with further information.
UK/Irish students (UK fee status) at the Loughborough campus (outside of halls)
If you are paying UK tuition fees and are a UK or Irish national and living off campus, in-person registration will take place in the James France Building on Thursday 28 and Friday 29 September 2023. You will need to book an appointment to collect your ID card and will receive an email when the booking system opens.
You must bring your UK/Irish passport or birth/adoption certificate and evidence of your National Insurance number as evidence of your right to study in the UK. UK driving licences are NOT accepted for this purpose.
Non-UK/Irish students at the Loughborough campus
International registration will take place in the Dan Maskell Tennis Centre from Monday 18 September to Friday 6 October 2023. You will need to bring your original immigration documents so that we can confirm your right to study in the UK and issue your student ID card.
If you hold a Student visa and requested that your Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) be sent to the University, it should be available for collection at your registration appointment. BRPs will not be distributed from the Student Records & Operations counter during the registration period.
You will need to book an appointment to collect your ID card and will receive an email when the booking system opens.
All students at the London Campus
If you are studying at the London campus, you will find details of the registration event on. You should not travel to the Loughborough campus to complete your registration. You will need to bring your original immigration documents so that we can confirm your right to study in the UK and issue your student ID card.