Collecting your ID card

When you arrive on campus, you will need to collect your new student ID card to complete the registration process and officially enrol at Loughborough University. Your new 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.

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, your identity will be confirmed and you will receive your ID card when you check into your halls of residence. 

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 you arrive late, or your card is not available from your hall of residence, you will need to make an appointment to collect your card from the UK/Irish students' registration event (see below).

Arrival information » Confirming your identity »

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 in private sector accommodation, registration will take place in the James France Building during the weeks commencing 26 September and 3 October 2022.  You will need to book an appointment to collect your ID card.   

When you receive an email inviting you to book a registration appointment, please do this via the button below.  You will need to log into the booking system with your University IT credentials.  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 James France Building during the weeks commencing 26 September and 3 October 2022. After completing online registration, you will need to book a registration appointment where we will confirm your identity and 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 be sent to the University, it should be available for collection at your registration appointment.

Please click on the link below for more information and to book an appointment.

International registration event

All students at the London Campus

If you are studying at the London campus, your registration process is detailed on the London campus registration page. You should not travel to the Loughborough campus to complete your registration. 

London campus registration