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Photo guidelines for University cards

To ensure your photo is suitable for a University card, please follow these guidelines.

File format and resolution

We accept photos in jpg, png or gif format. Your photo must be at least 240px high x 240px wide.

Example of acceptable photo

Good

Example photo which is too blurred

Too blurred

Colour

Photos should be in full colour and taken against an off-white or very light background. Don't submit photos in black and white, or with any effects applied. No Instagram-filtered selfies please!

Example of good photo in full colour on light background

Good

Background is too busy

Busy background

Black and white

Black and white

Example photo with filters

Filters

Your image

  • The photo must show a close-up of your face and shoulders.
  • Look straight ahead with a relaxed face, not smiling or frowning.
  • Your face and eyes must be clearly visible. If you wear glasses ensure there's no reflection and the frames don't obstruct your eyes. Caps, hats and dark glasses are not acceptable.
  • Religious headwear is allowed but it must not cover your face.

Example of good photo

Good

Eyes closed

Eyes closed

Obscured face

Obscured face

Remove dark glasses

Covered hair or eyes