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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 or 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 a suitable photograph to your application form or send in an up-to-date passport style photograph to the Student Data Manager at You can also post a photograph to the Student Data Manager at Madingley Hall, Madingley, Cambridge, CB23 8AQ. Your card will be posted to you, 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 Manager 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 Manager at

Find out more about University cards


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 (Mon to Sat 9am – 5:30pm, Sun 11am – 5pm).  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. See for more information.


University Botanic Gardens

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

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Part-time Master's Degree
Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma
Undergraduate Certificate/Diploma
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