A Greenwich Gateway Card must be worn at all times to access University of Greenwich campus buildings.

If you are fully registered and have a picture on our system, you are eligible for a Greenwich Gateway Card.

You need your Greenwich Gateway Card to:

  • Present your ID on campus at all times
  • access and use the library
  • access certain buildings on campus, including Stockwell Street and Dreadnought
  • print, scan and copy documents
  • sit an exam
  • obtain letters from the Student Centre

Greenwich, Avery Hill or Medway Campus Students

New students 

Your Greenwich Gateway Card will be issued when you complete the Face to Face Registration checks at your campus Student Centre.  You will have the chance to upload a photograph for us to use during Online Registration, but we can also take a picture when you visit us. 

Continuing students

Your Greenwich Gateway card is issued for the duration of your course. However in order to make sure you do not lose your access to university services you must complete the annual registration process.

If you have returned after an interruption to your your studies or need your card extended due to repeating elements then you will need to visit your Student Centre to get your Greenwich Gateway Card extended.

Replacement Cards

You are entitled to one free replacement card, therefore if you have not had a replacement card before, simply visit any Student Centre where a member of the team will issue you one. We will charge you £10 for any further replacements; you can pay for a replacement card through the University of Greenwich Online Store. Please then bring the email receipt of payment to the Student Centre where a member of the team will issue you with your card.  


Partner College, Network College Students

If you are studying at one of our partner or network colleges we will send your Greenwich Gateway card to college for you to collect. 

However, for the university to be able to make a card for you,  you must have:

  • Completed all the steps of Online Registration
  • Provided us with a suitable photo during Online Registration or sent one to us (see Stage seven: image upload of our Online Registration guide)
  • Completed any Face to Face Registration checks with your college
  • The college must have sent the relevant information from the Face to Face Registration Checks to the university

If you need a replacement Greenwich Gateway card due to loss or needing an extension please contact the Student Centre by emailing StudentCentre@gre.ac.uk


Distance Learning Students

If you are studying one of our courses but on a distance learning mode, we will send your Greenwich Gateway card to you if we have a current UK address.  For the university to be able to do this you must have:

  • Completed all the steps of Online Registration
  • Provided us with a suitable photo during Online Registration or sent one to us (see Stage seven: image upload of our Online Registration guide)
  • Provided the appropriate identify and qualification evidence
  • Have an active UK address stored on file

If any of the above steps have not been completed we will not be able to have a Greenwich Gateway card made for you or sent out. 

If you need a replacement Greenwich Gateway card due to loss or needing an extension please contact the Student Centre by emailing StudentCentre@gre.ac.uk.


Students at an institution outside the UK

Greenwich Gateway Cards will not automatically be produced for you as you study abroad. However, if you are visiting us and need a Greenwich Gateway Card, please go to your Student Centre and they will produce a card there and then for you. Please check the opening times of the student centre before you visit us.


Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions about the Greenwich Gateway Card.