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Campus Card and Get There Travel


Ticket photo guidance


You require a campus card for attendance monitoring purposes as well as for your 'Get There' travel pass (if applicable), Photo ID, library card, building access and your Student Union card. Your Campus Card is your University ID – you need it to borrow books from the library, register your attendance, access certain buildings and facilities and also serves as proof that you are a student and can be used for free on-campus travel and student discounts in many shops and restaurants in the area. It’s best to keep it handy wherever you are on campus. The photograph on your Campus Card is also used for your Get There Travel Ticket so it's very important that you upload a suitable photograph.

Once you have read the guidance below, click on the My Photo link on the right hand side of this page and upload a suitable photo to order your campus card.

titleImportant Information

It is very important the photograph you upload shows only you and no other person, is . It must be a clear head and shoulders portrait and shows show you facing the camera with nothing obscuring your face.  A valid passport photo is ideal as identified below. The system can MyPhoto will only accept jpeg and png images. Where the photograph provided is not appropriate a financial cost, and time delay, may be incurred by you the student. It is therefore, essential that you fully read and understand the following guidance to ensure the photograph you provide is of an appropriate nature.

What photographs are acceptable?

A valid passport photo is ideal as below, please take the time to review photos that are not acceptable.  

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Example - Passport photo guidelinesExample -Good passport style photoExample - BlurredExample - Black and White
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Example - Too distantExample - Too DarkExample - face too smallExample - Landscape not Portrait
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Example - Which one are you?Example - Which one are you?Example - Distorted

Reasons your Photograph may not be accepted by Nexus, the Get There Travelcard providersImage Added

Reasons your photograph may not be accepted:

  • Face too small
  • Poor lighting
  • Image blurred
  • Black and white image
  • Image not of the full face
  • Inappropriate/distracting background
  • Image too dark
  • Face obscured (e.g. by hair, headwear, sunglasses etc)
  • Image stretched/manipulated
  • Image not portrait
  • Image not considered to be passport style

You will be able to collect your new Campus Card from Campus Card Collection points during September.  You will receive an email with the details of when and where to collect your card once your card is available.  To make sure your card is ready for collection when you arrive, you will need to upload a photograph of yourself to the MyPhoto system.  PLEASE NOTE: if you are happy with your photograph on your current campus card, and it meets all of the guidelines below, then you do not need to do anything.  For new students please upload at least 10 days prior to the date of your enrollment.Once your Campus Card is ready to collect The Gateway Enquiry Team will raise an enquiry via Compass. This will send an email to your student email account and once you have clicked the link within the email and logged in you will see where your card is available to collect from as well as what ID you will need to bring.



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titleMy Photo upload guidance