SOAS University of London


ID cards

Once you have enrolled you will be able to collect your SOAS ID card. This is an important part of SOAS security provision and we ask that you keep this safe, and carry it with you at all times whilst on campus, to help us provide you with a safe and secure environment in which to work and study. Your SOAS identity card serves multiple purposes. In addition to proving your identity, it controls your access to SOAS buildings and allows entry to the library.

On the front of each ID card is the cardholder's name, photograph, SOAS student number and your card expiry date.

Where do I collect my SOAS ID card?

ID cards for Term 1 of 2021/22 academic year will be issued at the ID Card desk in Paul Webley Wing of Senate House during Welcome Week (27 Sept to 1 Oct). You will need to show one form of personal identification and your confirmation of enrolment email. No appointment is needed.

Alternatively, once term has started, cards will be issued at the Reception of the Paul Webley Wing of Senate House from Monday to Friday between 10am and 4pm.

If you are unable to come to campus for Term 1, then you can collect your card when you arrive in Term 2.

If you have a query about ID card collection, please email: 

If you believe your name or course details are incorrect, please use the Student Information Desk (SID) to raise a query. Choose ‘Change to Personal Details’ from the menu and pick ‘other’ as the request type’ in the form. Your query will then be looked into by the relevant team.