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University Card

The University Card Office is run by UIS on behalf of the University and Colleges. 

The University Card looks like a credit card containing the cardholder’s name and photo, college scarf (students, Fellows and College members only), date of birth (undergraduates only) plus a barcode that is primarily used for University Library borrowing.

  • Access - most University buildings are now using the University Card as a 'key' to gain entry. Your Card will need to be activated for this service and access to specific doors will need to be granted before you can gain entry.
  • Identification - the card identifies you as a University employee or student, for students this is particularly important around exam time where you will need your card to gain entrance into your examinations.
  • Library Services - all personal University Cards carry a barcode on the back, this barcode can be used by the Library to turn your card into a Library Card.
  • Additional Privileges - the University Card is recognised by many businesses in Cambridge and around the world, production of the Card may entitle you to discounts.

University Card Office


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Retirement of UIS Windows Software Update Service (WSUS) on 30 June

Jun 26, 2020

We need to accelerate our original plan and fully decommission the Windows Software Update Service (WSUS) server on 30 June, rather than the 1 September, due to security concerns and the need to prioritise our resources to support the University.

The University Card Service will reopen with a limited service on Wednesday 1 July

Jun 25, 2020

The University Card Service is preparing to reopen on Wednesday 1 July, following the easing of lockdown restrictions.

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