Campus ID-Card Replacement

A project is under-way to procure a replacement to the student and staff ID card system in use at the University. 

The existing system produces and administers ID cards for all 6,000 staff and more than 25,000 students.

In addition, the system provides access to the University Library, Sports and Recreation systems and facilities and a number of other buildings on the Gilmorehill and Garscube campuses.

The project aims to procure a new, unified, physical access control system for the entire campus.

The guiding principle of the new system will be to provide access to buildings on campus that is as open and as accessible as possible.


A standard physical access framework will be applied across all buildings. Schools and services are requested to seek advice from Security if considering the purchase of any new, local, physical access control systems.

As well as improving access to buildings on campus, the University will include the use of multi-function ID cards that have the potential to open up other services or applications. This will include: access to study spaces, locker access, print and copy services and booking of laptops or similar devices.

In the future it may include: attendance monitoring and cashless vending.

A project team has been established within IT Services, who are in the process of gathering information from a wide selection of staff, student, and academic interests to assist with the procurement of the new system.

If you feel you can contribute any ideas or suggestions please get in touch with the team by email at:  

First published: 8 June 2015

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