The RAU Unicard

The RAU Unicard offers a range of facilities and services to all students and staff.

Your RAU Unicard is a ‘contactless smart card’ and allows you to: 

  • Access offices, residential buildings and rooms
  • Access printing, photocopying and scanning
  • Check books out of the Library (and pay your Library fines)
  • Buy food and drink at any on-campus outlet, including the University Bar
  • Buy anything from the Atrium Retail unit 
  • Access your allocated car parking area
  • Your RAU Unicard issued lasts for your entire course, a new card is not issued each year

If you are a student, you will also use your RAU Unicard to: 

  • Register your attendance at lectures and seminars
  • ‘Spend’ your Meal Plan Credits to purchase food and drink (non-alcoholic) for residential students with a meal plan

Whether you’re a student or a staff member, you can manage your Unicard account online:

  • You can top up your RAU Unicard account with a MasterCard or Visa debit or credit card
  • Review your transactions
  • Cancel your Unicard if it’s lost or stolen

What information is on a RAU Unicard? 

The RAU Unicard chip does not store any personal information such as your date of birth, or any details of the credit or debit cards you use to top up your RAU Unicard – only your student or staff ID number and your RAU Unicard number. The information that is printed on the card is as follows: 

Student Unicards:

  • Your name
  • Your student number
  • Your course level
  • Library barcode
  • A passport style photo
  • RAU Unicard number (on the reverse)
  • Issue date (on the reverse) 
  • Expiry date (on the reverse) 
  • RAU support contact details (on the reverse)

Staff Unicards: 

  • Name
  • Job title and department
  • RAU Unicard number
  • Library barcode
  • A passport style photo