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Bring back ID cards that have expiry dates on them!
Very annoying being turned down student ID in a shop because our new student cards don't have expiry dates on them, not everyone has a unidays account or can afford an NUS card and these would be the only other options for proving that we're still active students!
Student Leader Feedback
We have managed to speak to the University regarding whether this can be reinforced. It has transpired that students were consulted prior to the current Student Leaders' terms of office and it was determined that the ID cards would have the date removed. One reason for that was to benefit students who were moving from Undergraduate to Postgraduate who could then keep the same student card without the need of having to get a new one. Additionally, student who interrupt or take a sabbatical from study could also be in a position where they would not need to get a new card. In regards to the digital card provision done in-house by the SU, this will prove difficult from a resource perspective as well as implications around GDPR. We will continue to explore this but against priorities of other work that is happening in the Union. In the meantime, in order for students to get discounts, one thing that we can suggest is for students to utilise the card as best they can. If the card is not accepted there are other services available such as Unidays, Totum (NUS) and other discount providers that retailers will accept. As such this SUggestion is being marked as complete as all avenues to explore this have been looked at.
Progress so far with this SUggestion has led to investigating the prospect of digital ID cards that can be updated with expiry dates on them, rather than physical ones. More updates to follow!