Associate UCard and Computing Accounts

Associate Categories

Persons with an official association to the University are eligible for an Associate UCard and Computing Account. There are several categories of Associate Staff, these are listed below.

  • Honorary Staff
  • Medical Honorary Staff
  • Student Union Staff
  • Visiting Staff
  • Emeritus Professor
  • Casual Worker (Research / Teaching)

All of the above statuses are conferred by the University and a current central record must exist on the relevant systems for IT Services to be able to issue your UCard and Computing Account. Any persons not covered by the above categories can apply for an 'External/Visitor' UCard and Computing Account (see the right hand link).

Associate UCard

Associate UCards have the following uses.

  • Photographic ID
  • Library borrowing
  • Access to buildings (contact Estates department)
  • Discounted prices at USport
  • Self-Service Photocopying and Printing


Associate Computing Account

Associate Computing Accounts give the user access to the following services

  • University managed computing
  • Network storage
  • University Email account
  • Wireless Internet (eduroam)
  • Library services and e-resources

Getting your UCard and Account

You will need to bring one of the following to the IT Services Computing Centre on Hounsfield Road:

  • Letter of appointment
  • Contract
  • Passport
  • Driver's licence
  • Other photographic identification

If you cannot provide any of the above, please contact HR who will issue you with a letter confirming your status.

We can only issue your UCard if your period of service record has been activated. Expiry dates will be set according to period of service or a maximum of three years if no date is set.