Identity check

Once you have completed online registration, the final step is attending your identity check at our Student and Library Information Services. From the start of the next academic year in September 2021 we will be resuming identity checks on campus which students must attend with their original documentation.

New UK students need to complete an identity check at the start of term to fully complete registration and receive a student ID card. The purpose of an Identity Check is to confirm a student's identity and nationality.

Attending your Identity Check

Your identity check will take place on campus, and you will need to present your identity documents (please see a list of valid documents below) and then you can receive your student ID card. Please provide one of the following documents:

  • Photo/details page of your valid UK passport
  • UK long birth certificate - the version that includes the birth place of your parents (if your parents were born in a non EU/EEA country and not a Swiss citizen, please also provide a copy of your parents passport or evidence of settled status). Please note we are unable to accept a copy of your driving licence as this is not proof of your nationality.

Identity Checks can be completed at one of the Student and Library Information Services desks.

Students who will begin living in University Halls of Residence

If you are living in University-managed accommodation, you will be able to complete your Identity Check and receive your student ID card on arrival at your Hall of Residence. Please remember to bring your identity documents listed above.  You do not need to book an appointment for your identity check.

Once you have completed your identity check you will be a fully registered student with the University.

Please do not attend an identity check or visit campus during a period of isolation or quarantine. If you are currently quarantining or self-isolating, information and support can be found on our information for students website.

If you are an international student (including EU), please visit our Visa Checkpoint webpages for further information.