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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)

University cards

If you are studying for a qualification that is at least one academic year in length (i.e. Certificate, Diploma or Advanced Diploma) you can apply for a University card. The card provides full access to the resources of the Cambridge University Library ( as well as entry to a number of University of Cambridge facilities.

To receive a University card you are required to upload an up-to-date photograph to your application form or email a passport style photograph to the Student Data team (undergraduate courses) or to the Admissions team (postgraduate courses). Your card will be ready for your first teaching session if you have supplied your photograph in good time.

You are required to return the card to the Student Data team when your studies end or when the card expires. The expiry date is given on the card.

To replace a lost card, at no charge, please contact the Student Data team.

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University Library

If you are studying an award-bearing course at ICE, that is at least one academic year in length, you will be able to access the resources of the University Library. You will have similar borrowing rights to undergraduate/postgraduate students depending on the course you are studying.

You will also be able to access the Library's online resources (iDiscover) by using your Raven password to log in. Tutorials on how to use the iDiscover, as well as guidance on how to search effectively for resources can be found in the Student Information Section on the ICE VLE.


Cambridge University Press discounts

ICE students who are studying for an award-bearing course are entitled to a 20% discount on books published by Cambridge University Press (CUP) which are purchased at the Press bookshop, 1 Trinity Street, Cambridge.  Presentation of your University card should be presented as evidence of study.


University Centre on Mill Lane

ICE students are welcome to use the facilities at the University Centre on Mill Lane, Cambridge.


University Botanic Gardens

ICE students are also eligible to free entry to the University Botanic Gardens on presentation of their University card. 

Course type: 
Part-time Master's Degree
Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma
Undergraduate Certificate/Diploma
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Library facilities

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