Change the student ID designs to include the course you're studying or the department, or the Expiration date?

Extra Information: 

With the course, it would be nice to be associated with the course you're studying for example, with free cardboard from the Project Room, they sometimes run out because those who do other courses take advantage of them and there's none left for those who actually need it. Also to have access to specific working areas around the university as there are a lot of people who needs specific programmes yet have no working area to do it in because other people inconveniently occupy it. eg. Architecture students needs specific programmes that not all computers have, so it is irrelevant for students who don't need these programmes to use these computers and vice versa.

Actions Taken

  • Voting for this idea closed on 3rd February 2020.
  • This idea did not receive enough votes to pass and so went to the Executive for review.
  • The Executive passed this idea so it will go to the next Student Council to be passed.
  • This idea has passed through Student Council and will go to the Trustee Board to be scrutinised.

  • September 2021: This idea was not taken forward under the new system due to insufficent votes. Students are free to submit a similar idea. 


Jacob French
4:13pm on 21 Jan 20 Most locations that accept student discount will only give it to you if there is an expiration date on your student ID. However, an individual's finishing date might change while they are at university due to years in industry, or if they move to become a part time student or leave university early. To add to this, I disagree with the extra information supplied by the original poster. Student ID cards already only allow certain students access to certain blocks when they are locked. For example, outside of work hours Q block cannot be accessed by the majority of students. I believe the case is the same for R block. Also it is rare for non- R block students to work in R block, and the number of computers in R block has recently been substantially increased. To add to this, most students, including those in Q block where the project room is located, do not know about the free cardboard and all students are limited to 1 piece per day. It is incredibly rare for them to run out.
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