The New ID Cards Watch

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(Original post by thomasross)
RGU ones actually have your full date of birth though... more difficult to alter that way
It doesn't matter if you can alter it or not any more... No bars or clubs will accept a student card as ID anymore.
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they dont have D.O.B on them.

Dundee clubs use them as ID... anyway I'm chuffed that they get me into A'Tay union still.
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(Original post by Laura_f_1990)
they dont have D.O.B on them.

Dundee clubs use them as ID... anyway I'm chuffed that they get me into A'Tay union still.
...You get into Abertay union with a AU student card...wait what?! I must be reading this wrong :L
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Yes indeedy!

I thought I'd need signed in but nope, any student card gets you into abertay union apparently well chuffed. Pool sesh at home can still continue!
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(Original post by Laura_f_1990)
Yes indeedy!

I thought I'd need signed in but nope, any student card gets you into abertay union apparently well chuffed. Pool sesh at home can still continue!
I'm pretty sure it's the same at any NUS university. All you need is a valid student card from one of them. I've been into Glasgow's Union with my Aberdeen ID
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Forgot to activate mine, went to the library, all the freshers walk in fine and theres us 3rd years wondering why the hell we can't get in lol
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(Original post by smellslikemarmite)
Surely they'll issue a new one every year in case you drop out before you finish your course and keep using the card?
In my experience, most unis only give you one matric card for the four years. Short of pretending you're a student to other people (and that's not their problem) there's not much you can do with it - they'll take the number off the databases: you won't be able to swipe in anywhere, borrow from the library or anything like that.

Plus, they'll generally ask for it back, so you'll actually have to lie about losing it in order to keep it.
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(Original post by Keeno89)
I'm pretty sure it's the same at any NUS university. All you need is a valid student card from one of them. I've been into Glasgow's Union with my Aberdeen ID
Er, you do realise that Glasgow Uni isn't NUS affiliated? (Perhaps more pedantically, that it doesn't just have one union either!)

Basically all unions in the UK have reciprocal membership: you don't need anything to get in.

The only thing the NUS does for Aberdeen Uni is take a big wad of cash from it in exchange for 'representation' - which means careerist socialists furthering their own little agendas at your expense, before trying to get offered a nice safe seat for the Labour Party at the next election.

(Original post by Laura_f_1990)
they dont have D.O.B on them.

Dundee clubs use them as ID... anyway I'm chuffed that they get me into A'Tay union still.
In my day, a certain Dundee club didn't accept any other form of ID aside from a uni matric card. I suspect things have probably changed since then.
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(Original post by L i b)

In my day, a certain Dundee club didn't accept any other form of ID aside from a uni matric card. I suspect things have probably changed since then.
Yeah it has, I think fat sams' has even taken to using student ID as proof of age. I just found it odd that ours don't have our date of birth, as my abertay on did. lol.

I had to give that back though... was a sad time Had to get people to sign me in over summer as technically i "wasnt" a student yet.
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I cant believe they have to last 4 years! I have to get a new bank card every year as I seem to be an expert at damaging/snapping them! I imagine my Student ID card will be really faded to in a few years
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I think all students have orange - the staff appear to have burgundy.

Why have they given us one til graduation?? I have no intention of graduating in '13 - I wanna intercalate!
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(Original post by theweehighlander)
I cant believe they have to last 4 years! I have to get a new bank card every year as I seem to be an expert at damaging/snapping them! I imagine my Student ID card will be really faded to in a few years
It's a way of making you pay extra for new ones.
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Just found out why we have new ID cards - they have chips in them. To get access to the library (and probably other stuff) the readers in the turnstiles now read the chip rather than the barcode.

http://www.abdn.ac.uk/library/ezine/...nes4.php#smart
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"you might not even have to take it out of your purse or wallet!"

Will have to try that next time, maybe ill just slide my pocket over the scanner and see what happens :p:
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(Original post by theweehighlander)
"you might not even have to take it out of your purse or wallet!"

Will have to try that next time, maybe ill just slide my pocket over the scanner and see what happens :p:
If they ask why you are jumping over the gate say you are scanning the card which is in your pocket...
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"you might not even have to take it out of your purse or wallet!"

Will have to try that next time, maybe ill just slide my pocket over the scanner and see what happens :p:
It's a lazy buggers' charter.
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So why on earth does mine refuse to let me into MacRob after hours??? Gah I'm fed up of lurking outside waiting for other people to swipe in...
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(Original post by L i b)
Er, you do realise that Glasgow Uni isn't NUS affiliated? (Perhaps more pedantically, that it doesn't just have one union either!)

Basically all unions in the UK have reciprocal membership: you don't need anything to get in.

The only thing the NUS does for Aberdeen Uni is take a big wad of cash from it in exchange for 'representation' - which means careerist socialists furthering their own little agendas at your expense, before trying to get offered a nice safe seat for the Labour Party at the next election.



In my day, a certain Dundee club didn't accept any other form of ID aside from a uni matric card. I suspect things have probably changed since then.
Yeah theres GU (which I hear is terrible) and QMU, which is apparently amazing, theres a big rivalry apparently, couple of years back or something the presidents had to resign after huge damage to one of the unions.
I thought every uni was NUS associated...being students and all..

Im really tempted to "lose" my old ID so I can have a new picture, its worth the £10 tbh. Its not as bad as someone in my seminar group who has a typo on her card saying she's a second year though..
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(Original post by Shuvel)
Yeah theres GU (which I hear is terrible) and QMU, which is apparently amazing
The QMU is generally better for music and the likes, the GUU is a more traditional union - and a far more wonderful location really.

I thought every uni was NUS associated...being students and all..
Nope, only if the Unions vote into it. Glasgow, Dundee, St Andrews, Imperial and a bunch of other slightly dull ones are notably not members. Even at NUS affiliated institutions, students have a right under the Education Act 1994 to opt-out of NUS or Union membership.

The NUS really is a pointless institution.
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(Original post by L i b)
The QMU is generally better for music and the likes, the GUU is a more traditional union - and a far more wonderful location really.



Nope, only if the Unions vote into it. Glasgow, Dundee, St Andrews, Imperial and a bunch of other slightly dull ones are notably not members. Even at NUS affiliated institutions, students have a right under the Education Act 1994 to opt-out of NUS or Union membership.

The NUS really is a pointless institution.
Ahhh, yeah I'm just going on what my friends have said (Glasgow / Strathclyde students) They seem to love QMU more than life though so may be a bit biased.
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