Photo Id - Introduction

These Photo ID pages make it easy for you to transfer a digital photograph of yourself to the University's central computer for use on your University Identity (ID) Card. There are five steps to transferring your photograph:

  1. Identify Yourself; tell us who you are by entering your Student Number, which you'll find on your joining instructions.
  2. Upload Image; select the photograph that you want to use from your computer, memory stick, or CD. The image file needs to be a JPEG (JPG) preferably; GIF or PNG are acceptable but will take longer to upload.

    Note: If you are taking your photograph using a Logitech camera at the University, be sure to set the capture resolution to 640x480 / VGA (or higher, if available) to ensure that a high quality image is captured.

  3. Editing Image; using the tools provided (crop, resize and rotate), select the area of the photograph you wish to use on your University ID card.
  4. Preview Card; see what your new University ID Card will look like with your photograph. If you want to change your photo, go back to any previous step and transfer a new photograph or select a different area of the current image.
  5. Save; save the photograph you want to use. Only do this when you are completely happy with your photograph.

If you need help with uploading your photo, please go to the IT Suite in one of the Learning Centres, or ring the IT Service Desk on 01902-322000, (ext. 2000).

Requirements for student ID card photos

You can upload your photo from any computer, phone or mobile device with Internet access.

We need a good quality passport style photo which must meet the following criteria:

  1. The photo should be of you alone
  2. Colour, clear with good contrast
  3. Head and shoulders only
  4. Full face
  5. Facing front
  6. No glasses unless you normally wear them
  7. No hats or headwear
  8. At least 300px x 300px in size, which is approximately 3cm x 3cm at a resolution of 250 px/inch
  9. jpeg format (filename.jpg) Other types of file will be converted by the photo upload facility but will take much longer to upload, so we recommend you use JPEG format.

Photos should be similar in nature to a passport photo and will remain on your ID card for the duration of your course. Uploading a photo that does not meet the above criteria or is not a photo of you may be classed as defacing your card and you could be liable for the cost of a replacement card which is currently 10.

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