The UCard access control system has introduced a flexible ‘smart’ card which allows for additional functions to be added in future, such as cashless catering, IT access for example.
The first phase of the project is complete and has seen the installation of two manufacturer’s readers – HID Corp and Salto. Phase 2 (subject to funding approval) will look to extend access to all other key academic buildings and large student residences together with the roll-out of visitor and contractor management solutions.
If you believe a fault has occurred with a card reader, green break-glass 'emergency door release' device or any of the locking devices or wiring connected to it, please visit the maintenance problems page.
Your UCard not only provides you with access to buildings, it also acts as an ID card for showing at some reception points and also allows you to borrow books.
Other functions under active consideration are:
However, there are many other possibilities in future, including:
From the beginning of July 2011, all Group 4 readers will have been replaced and old ID cards will no longer work.
If you do not seem to be able to gain access to a door or building you previously had access to, either on issue of your new card or after reader migration, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions section for what to do next.