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How to Upload a Photo for a Campus Card

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Campus card photo guidance

You require a campus card for attendance monitoring purposes as well as for your Photo ID, library card, building access and your Student Union card. Once you have read the guidance below, click on the My Photo link on the right hand side of this page and upload a suitable photo to order your campus card.

Important Information

It is very important the photograph you upload shows only you and no other person, is a clear head and shoulders portrait and shows you facing the camera with nothing obscuring your face.  A valid passport photo is ideal as identified below. The system can only accept jpeg and png images. Where the photograph provided is not appropriate a financial cost, and time delay, may be incurred by you the student. It is therefore, essential that you fully read and understand the following guidance to ensure the photograph you provide is of an appropriate nature.

What photographs are acceptable?

A valid passport photo is ideal as below, please take the time to review photos that are not acceptable. 

Example - Passport photo guidelines Example -Good passport style photo Example - Blurred Example - Black and White
Example - Too distant Example - Too Dark Example - face too small Example - Landscape not Portrait
Example - Which one are you? Example - Which one are you? Example - Distorted

Reasons your Photograph may not be accepted by Nexus:

  • Face too small
  • Poor lighting
  • Image blurred
  • Black and white image
  • Image not of the full face
  • Inappropriate/distracting background
  • Image too dark
  • Face obscured (e.g. by hair, headwear, sunglasses etc)
  • Image stretched/manipulated
  • Image not portrait
  • Image not considered to be passport style

You will receive an email with the details of when and where to collect your card once your card is available.  To make sure your card is ready for collection when you arrive, you will need to upload a photograph of yourself to the MyPhoto system.  PLEASE NOTE: if you are happy with your photograph on your current campus card, and it meets all of the guidelines below, then you do not need to do anything.  For new students please upload at least 10 days prior to the date of your enrollment.