Recognition of International Identification (1112P17)

Status: Lapsed | Zone: Student Communities

Passed: 14/05/2012 | Lapsed: 04/02/2014

This policy was discussed at the following meetings:

  • That a number of supermarkets and local shops in Southampton will not accept international students’ ID as proof of age due to licensing guidelines
  • That international students may be unable to purchase age restricted  items from local shops as a result of these guidelines
  • That many international students are having to carry around their passports to ensure that they have proof of age and these are costly to replace if lost
  • That the University have previously spoken about including an identification hologram on student ID cards at a meeting of Safer Students Forum
  • That SUSU should be working to support international students so that they can purchase age restricted products from local stores without the worry that their ID will not be accepted
  • That SUSU should set an example for local businesses by leading the way on accepting international student IDs
  • That the University should be lobbied about this issue
  • That students at the University should be treated equally both within the University and externally by, for example, businesses and UK law
  • To lobby the University to include an identification hologram on student ID cards
  • To ensure that SUSU takes the lead in accepting international student IDs where possible
  • To start a dialogue with local businesses about accepting international student IDs and lobby them to start doing so
  • To ensure that information is given to international students about identification before they arrive in the UK
    Sorry, there are no Mandates for this policy