As soon as you register at the University you will be issued with a student card.
Your student card is a smart card (a card with an embedded integrated circuit for processing information) and can be sQuid enabled. It can also be a National Entitlement Card, and if you are under 26 it can also be a Young Scot card.
In Abertay, your student card can be used to:
sQuid is a new kind of cash: smart cash. It can be used to pay for those everyday items, such as your morning coffee, your favourite magazine and your lunchtime sandwich. It saves you from fiddling with coins and helps you keep an eye on where your money is going.
Why use sQuid?
More information can be found on www.squidcard.com
National Entitlement Card
The National Entitlement Card programme is a multi-application smartcard scheme run as a partnership between the Scottish Government, Scotland's local councils and others to make it quicker and easier to access services (such as transport, cashless catering, library/leisure membership, payments, concessions, proof of age) using one card rather than many.
National Entitlement Cards are issued by the 32 Scottish councils and are just one element in a wider Scottish Government sponsored programme called Customer First which aims to encourage all local councils to share resources and create efficiencies to ensure that Scottish citizens have easier access to services and facilities at the first point of contact with their local council. More information can be found on www.entitlement card.org.uk.
Young Scot is the national youth information agency for Scotland and is a registered charity. If you are under 26 years of age and unless you choose otherwise, your Student National Entitlement Card will have Young Scot branding (including PASS), giving you access to all of the Young Scot information services, as well as discounts and special offers. PASS is a proof-of-age standard recognised across the UK. More information can be found on www.youngscot.org.