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UniCard photos

 

 

 Guidelines for photos

 
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Suitable photo for upload:  


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  • colour
  • clear with good contrast, in focus
  • a natural expression, smiling is acceptable!
  • recent, ideally less than one month
  • head and shoulders only
  • facing directly towards the camera
  • format of the photo must be jpg only.

  • maximum recommended size of photo 50 Kbytes

     
 

Unsuitable photo for upload:

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  • hats, headgear or sunglasses
  • face not fully visible or obscured by hair or other items
  • non-plain background
  • time/date stamp
  • flash glare and ‘red-eye’
  • You will be liable to incur a £10 charge if an inappropriate photograph is uploaded and a replacement card is considered necessary.
 
 

 The legal bits

 
​See our policy document on UniCard photos for more information on what they are used for and who has access to them.


See also our Terms and Conditions​ pages for more information, as well as the university's data protection policy on the use of staff images staff photographs. 
 

 Help with photos

 

How to upload a photo for your UniCard

 

 STUDENTS:

  1. login to studentcentral​
  2. scroll to the bottom of the page
  3. select 'Photo Upload' link.
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Getting help

Visit any of the open access computer poolrooms where Student Computer Helpers and Technicians will be available to assist during the day, and at evenings and weekends. 

STAFF:

You can change your photo settings, including privacy settings, and upload a new photo via My Info, just follow the link to the photo uploader.

 
 

Having photos taken for you

If you are not able to upload your own photo, then you can have a member of staff take a photo of you, staff will ensure that your photo meets the criteria. 
 
Students can have a photo taken either at Academic Services offices or in the libraries (evenings or weekends). Staff can have their photo taken at the libraries at any time. A new or replacement UniCard can be printed off at the same time if required. 
 
 

Religious Dress

This information is for students or staff who wish to wear religious dress that fully or partially obscures the face (such as Niqab or Burqa).  Any requests to confirm identity will be dealt with in a sensitive manner taking account of dignity, courtesy and respect.

 

Privacy when having a photo taken

Students have the option of uploading their photos in private themselves via their Studentcentral home page from home or halls. Alternatively a female member of staff from the Academic Services department can take a photo, and there is a modesty screen available at the Cockcroft Academic Services office.
 
See also information on 'Who can see your photo' in UniCard Terms and Conditions.
Page owner: Graham Davis