what does your college id card do?

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    so far my lanyard is able to...
    • help me get into buildings (supposed to)
    • add cash to college cash machine which I pay for food
    • pays for the food I buy for lunch
    • i think you can use it for the gym membership
    • use it as student id
    • use it as evidence I'm me when using it for assignments
    • log on to the student computers
    • draw out books fromt he student library
    • get lost
    • break easily
    • proves I am not a terrorist
    what does your student lanyard do?
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    (Original post by bizzy_penguin)
    so far my lanyard is able to...
    • help me get into buildings (supposed to)
    • add cash to college cash machine which I pay for food
    • pays for the food I buy for lunch
    • i think you can use it for the gym membership
    • use it as student id
    • use it as evidence I'm me when using it for assignments
    • log on to the student computers
    • draw out books fromt he student library
    • get lost
    • break easily
    • proves I am not a terrorist
    what does your student lanyard do?

    Same as yours.
    Just shows how important one card is.
    I also use mine for free coach serivce - show your ID to your bus driver
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    My college ID was fairly unimpressive. I only ever needed it for accessing printers and as ID in the exams. It may or may not have been necessary for the library but I never bothered to use it.

    My current university ID functions much the same:

    Access to buildings, including the library and renting books
    Student ID
    Proof of ID for exams

    Things like the gym are seperate and it doesn't load with money. It's already a big enough security risk without adding money to the mix.

    Roll on the days we don't need to use ID cards.
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    (Original post by ak143244)
    Same as yours.
    Just shows how important one card is.
    I also use mine for free coach serivce - show your ID to your bus driver
    ah I forgot about that - mine did that too, but I stopped using the bus because the bus driver kept missing my stopped so now I cycle
    tbf I don't think we even had to show our id to the bus driver - it just had to be round our necks (we have a separte card for buses)
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    Entrance to the college
    Printing
    Exams
    To use college textbooks like bring them home
    Log on to college computers
    Prove my eligibility for Child fare on public transport
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    It's just there for identity for when the Nazis take back over.
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    (Original post by Acsel)
    My college ID was fairly unimpressive. I only ever needed it for accessing printers and as ID in the exams. It may or may not have been necessary for the library but I never bothered to use it.

    My current university ID functions much the same:

    Access to buildings, including the library and renting books
    Student ID
    Proof of ID for exams

    Things like the gym are seperate and it doesn't load with money. It's already a big enough security risk without adding money to the mix.

    Roll on the days we don't need to use ID cards.
    lol, yes they can cause a lot of problems... our college threatons you pay £5 to pay for a temporary student card for campus so we don' forget - unfortunately we have to wear them at all times its a good thing they aren't itchy
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    (Original post by WoodyMKC)
    It's just there for identity for when the Nazis take back over.
    lol, we have student police monitoring people wearing id badges, if not we're meant to tell security (student reception...)
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    (Original post by bizzy_penguin)
    lol, yes they can cause a lot of problems... our college threatons you pay £5 to pay for a temporary student card for campus so we don' forget - unfortunately we have to wear them at all times its a good thing they aren't itchy
    I imagine there could be a cost to replace mine if it was lost. But then it's got to last 3 or 4 years so there may be some leeway. Given my university is spread across the city there's no reason to reason to make us wear them all the time.
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    i use it to:
    enter the college
    enter certain parts of the college
    print/photocopy work
    get books from the library
    get student discount when shopping
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    Entrance to college and Pay for stuff mainly, i mean we don't have lanyards (i kinda wish we did) but everything else is sorted out via the colleges 'Intranet' system... yes its spelt that way.
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    To enter and exit. I think you can use it to buy food too, but I've never bought anything from the canteen. In my old college it was to enter and exit the main entrance and the library and use the printer, again not sure if you could buy food with it, I'm not even sure where the canteen was.
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    (Original post by retro_turtles)
    Entrance to college and Pay for stuff mainly, i mean we don't have lanyards (i kinda wish we did) but everything else is sorted out via the colleges 'Intranet' system... yes its spelt that way.
    You do understand the differences between Intranet, Internet and Extranet don't you ... ?


    while not currently a student Access Control / identity / login to secure services is a fairly standard set of functions of an organisational ID card...
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    (Original post by zippyRN)
    You do understand the differences between Intranet, Internet and extranet don't you ... ?
    clearly not
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    (Original post by retro_turtles)
    clearly not
    an intranet is a system using internet methodolgies which is designed for use within the organisation , either entirely within the site(s) or perhaps allowing access for staff / students etc from outside to access services / settle accounts or load funds ( which in the case of college may well be stuff like printing credit, catering credit etc etc etc )
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    (Original post by Acsel)
    I imagine there could be a cost to replace mine if it was lost. But then it's got to last 3 or 4 years so there may be some leeway. Given my university is spread across the city there's no reason to reason to make us wear them all the time.
    thats interesting - my college is a FE college which is why we probably have to wear them since we no long wear uniform, though I think we have to have them updated each year...
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    (Original post by NotNotBatman)
    To enter and exit. I think you can use it to buy food too, but I've never bought anything from the canteen. In my old college it was to enter and exit the main entrance and the library and use the printer, again not sure if you could buy food with it, I'm not even sure where the canteen was.
    how did you last without not using the canteen???
    ``groan``, at my previous sixth form we were locked out of the building & eventually the card system got evicted because it was affecting people's bursaries as it didn't sign people in properly..
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    (Original post by bizzy_penguin)
    how did you last without not using the canteen???
    ``groan``, at my previous sixth form we were locked out of the building & eventually the card system got evicted because it was affecting people's bursaries as it didn't sign people in properly..
    Went home to eat or subway. There 3 days where I was home around lunch time, so it wasn't much of a problem.
    That happened in secondary, they introduced cards along with a new building, but it never registered, so it was only used for lunch. Rarely happened in college though, but when it did happen the security wouldn't let you through and I was scared that it would happen on an exam day.
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    (Original post by bizzy_penguin)
    thats interesting - my college is a FE college which is why we probably have to wear them since we no long wear uniform, though I think we have to have them updated each year...
    I had to get an ID card for college each year I was there but my uni one is listed as expiring in 2020 which is when I'd graduate on a 4 year course. Naturally there was no uniform or anything for college or uni and nobody ever did any checks.

    There's no point trying to check people walking around campus either, partly because you cannot tell when campus stops and starts and because everyone can walk anywhere they like. Whether they are students or not.
 
 
 
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