LSE Cards

how to request a replacement card

Your LSE card is an important piece of identification please make sure you keep it safe, and never share it with anybody else

If you need a replacement card we aim to get it to you as quickly as possible. Please select the relevant section below to find out how to get a new card. 

Taught students
undergraduate, General Course, Masters, MRes programmes and intercollegiate

If your card is lost, stolen, damaged or expired it is important that you follow these four steps as soon as possible:

1 - Put a hold on your sQuid Account

If you have activated the sQuid option on your card and topped it up with funds, go to the sQuid website and choose  Lost or stolen card. This will block your card and prevent further usage of the funds. If you have not registered your card with sQuid, then you can skip this step.

2 - Order a new card with LSE

  • Lost Cards can be replaced for a fee of £10 and can be ordered via the LSE online store.

    Request a replacement for a lost LSE card

  • Stolen cards  will be replaced free of charge if you supply a police crime reference number. Request a replacement for a stolen card using the form below. 

    Request a replacement for a stolen LSE card

    Request to replace a stolen LSE card

    • Your Name
    • Your level of study
    • Have you been given access to additional rooms?
    • Your Privacy
    • Your right to privacy is important to us. The personal information that you submit in this form will be used to help us produce your replacement card quickly and accurately. Please visit lse.ac.uk/privacy to read our Privacy Policy and learn more about how we collect and use information about you so that you can make an informed choice about using our website.
  • Damaged cards will be replaced free of charge if you return the old card to the Student Services Centre when you collect your new card. Request a replacement for a damaged card using the form below.

    Request a replacement for a Damaged LSE card

    Request to replace a damaged LSE card

    • Your Name
    • Your level of study
    • Have you been given access to additional rooms?
    • Please confirm that you will bring the damaged card to the Student Services Centre when collecting your new card.
    • Your Privacy
    • Your right to privacy is important to us. The personal information that you submit in this form will be used to help us produce your replacement card quickly and accurately. Please visit lse.ac.uk/privacy to read our Privacy Policy and learn more about how we collect and use information about you so that you can make an informed choice about using our website.
  • Expired cards  will be replaced free of charge if you return the old card to the Student Services Centre when you collect your new card. Request a replacement for an expired card using the form below.

    Request a replacement for an expired LSE card

    Request to replace an expired LSE card

    • Your Name
    • Your level of study
    • Have you been given access to additional rooms?
    • Your Privacy
    • Your right to privacy is important to us. The personal information that you submit in this form will be used to help us produce your replacement card quickly and accurately. Please visit lse.ac.uk/privacy to read our Privacy Policy and learn more about how we collect and use information about you so that you can make an informed choice about using our website.

    Recent graduate and 12 month Msc students who are awaiting results are not eligible for a replacement student ID card. 

3 - Collect your new card from the Student Services Centre when it is ready

If you make your order before 4pm, your new card will be ready to collect after 11am the following working day from the Student Services Centre. You will need to bring another form of photographic ID with you when collecting your card.

If you need access to buildings before your card is ready for collection, you may print a copy of the order confirmation which will be emailed to you and use it to gain access.

4 - Go back to the sQuid  website and transfer your balance to your new card 

If you have not registered your card with sQuid, then you can skip this step.

5 - Touch your new card onto a Cannon printer device in a public computer room

You'll then be prompted to enter your LSE username and password. Doing this will associate your printing acount with your new card. Any balance will then be automatically available of your new card. 

 

PhD Students

PhD students can visit the PhD Academy who will proivde you a replacement card instantly. 

You can find out the opening hours and location of at  PhD Academy.

Summer School students

Summer School students can request new student cards from the Summer School office on the first floor of Clement House. 

Map and Directions

University of London International Programme students

Students on the University of London International Programme should contact the Unviersity of London for infomration about access to LSE.

Short course and Executive education students

Students taking short courses and executive education should contact the administrator running their programme for details of how to get a replacement LSE card. 

Staff

Staff can request replacement cards from the Central Badging Office iin OLD.G.02 (just inside the Houghton Street entrance to the Old Building).

  • If you are a member of staff who is also studying part-time at LSE you will need to hold a staff card.
  • If you are a full-time student with a part-time staff contract, you should hold a student card.  

If you beleive that you have have the wrong card, please visit the Central Badging Office.

The photograph on your LSE Card

In order to ensure the consistency of the data it is not possible for us to change the photograph on your LSE Card unless:

  • You start a new level of study (i.e. you move from a undergraduate to a Masters programme)
  • There has been a significant change in your likeness since the photograph was taken
  • LSE Security or your Hall of Residence request that you update your photograph in order to assist with identification

Unfortunately, we cannot change photographs due to personal preference. 

How the information from your LSE card is used

Information regarding the use of your student ID card is accessible to members of LSE staff and the use of this information includes but is not limited to:

  • determining whether a card is functioning correctly
  • attendance monitoring
  • helping us to protect your wellbeing

 

Contact us

Telephone

Taught Students +44 (0) 20 7955 6860

PhD Students +44 (0)20 7955 6607

Summer School +44 (0)20 7955 7227

Staff +44 (0)20 7955 6200

Email

Taught Students id-cards@lse.ac.uk

PhD Students phdacademy@lse.ac.uk

Summer School Students summer.school@lse.ac.uk

Staff security.card.id@lse.ac.uk

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London School of Economics and Political Science, Houghton Street, London, WC2A 2AE

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