Student ID Smartcards are keys to the new campus so it is essential that every student has one. While acting as photographic ID, QMU Student ID Smartcards also hold Smart technology which allows students to access areas of the university exclusive to their course, along with printing and photocopying at the swipe of a card.

With QMU's move towards a cashless campus, Smartcards can also be loaded with funds to use around the University. Parking permits will also be held in the card and allow easy access and departure from QMU's green campus.

All matriculated students are entitled to receive a Smartcard. New students can collect their card at the Smartcard Collection component during their Induction Programme.

If you don't have a scheduled Smartcard Collection component, then you can drop by the Registry Information Point on Level 1 and collect a card.

Registry staff will take your photo, so there is no need to bring a photo with you, although you will be asked to show photographic ID to prove your identity.

If you are a student studying by Distance Learning you can request to receive a smartcard once you have matriculated by emailing registry@qmu.ac.uk. You should include your full name and QMU student number in the email and attach a passport style photo of yourself to the email.

Registry staff will then process the request and within 2 weeks post your card to the home address you confirmed during matriculation. If you would like it sent to a different address, please confirm this in the email.


Registry can also deal with all your queries regarding replacement Smartcards. If you have had your card stolen, then get in touch with us, and if you can provide us with the Police Incident Number you were given when you reported it stolen, we can replace your Smartcard at no charge.

If you have lost your card and need a replacement then there will be a charge as detailed in the Fees & Charges information .

If you have any questions about your Student Smartcard, please don't hesitate to contact Registry:

by phone: 0131 474 0000 and ask for "Registry"

by email: registry@qmu.ac.uk

or come along to the Registry Information Point