Unicard is our cashless Rewards payment card

Use your UniCard to pay for food and drink to earn points each and every time you spend £1 or more. UniCard customers benefit from exclusive deals and earn reward points for using Food on Campus services.

  • Earn 5 points for every £1 you spend. Each point is worth 1p.
  • Get bonus points on the products you love with regular reward point promotions. 
  • Get access to exclusive deals with UniCard.
  • Earn MyCup stamps towards free hot drinks and Brighton Deli Co sandwiches.

To the UniCard Portal


Exclusive point bonuses:   Starting from Monday 21 January

Double points

  • Homemade baguettes and toasties
  • Homemade filled bagels
  • Homemade scones
  • All hot drinks

Triple Points

  • Any breakfast deal  
  • Brighton Deli Company sandwiches/baguettes

Quadruple points

  • Homemade soup with or without a roll


+ More on the way!

reward points

Loyalty points are redeemable against any purchase in any one of the hospitality outlets listed on our website (non-SU outlets), you just need to tell the cashier on the till that you wish to pay using your points, and if you don’t have enough points for the full purchase, the rest will be taken out of the cash loaded onto your card.

Earn 5 points for every whole £1 spent. Each point is worth one penny.

track your points

You can keep track of how many points you have accrued either by holding your card against the reader in any outlet, or by checking online.

loyalty schemes

The unicards also hold MyCUP stamps, where you can buy 9 coffees and get the 10th one free (all the while earning points on these), and deli sandwich deals at the Brighton Deli Co in Cockcroft and Westlain.


Earn reward points

Collect loyalty stamps

What is new

Quick top up process including an auto top up option 

The new unicard will allow quicker top ups onto your account. The system will securely store payment details to allow funds to be added without having to repeatedly enter card details. If you want to you can set the system to automatically add funds if they drop below a certain limit. This function can be changed via your user account.

Manage your account via a brand new unicard web portal

The new unicard web portal will allow you to check your account including your current balances and expenditure. You can easily add funds – and if you want enable or disable the auto top up functionality.

From now on unicard users will earn reward points for purchases - and earn additional points on certain purchases

Customers will now earn reward points every time they purchase items at our cafés and canteens when using their unicard as the payment method.

Throughout the year we will offer additional reward points on certain items – so keep an eye out on this website or within our facilities.

Reward point scheme will be on your unicard 

Details of the reward points will be stored on your unicard account and you can use these reward points via your unicard or the mobile app to buy our products.

Stamp schemes will be automatically held on your unicard 

Our MyCUP loyalty scheme will now be kept on your Unicard account when you use your unicard to make the purchase. Every time you purchase a hot drink with your MyCUP the unicard system will know – so no need to remember to get your card stamped – and no longer an issue if you lose the card.

Automatic access to exclusive deals and promotions 

As well as earning reward points for purchases we plan for unicard users to receive exclusive deals and promotions – so remember to occasionally check your unicard account!


Manage your account via a brand new app version (android and iOS) 

The new App will provide the same information on the web portal but optimised for mobile devices.

The App version will allow payments via your phone

Similar to other methods of paying via your mobile device the App will allow you to make a payment via your phone.


Your unicard will still work for all the other unicard services that you may currently use including access control

You will see no difference in using your unicard for other services – the only differences will be the look and feel of the web portal or mobile app that you view your account information. For information on other unicard servcies please go here.



For MEAL PLAN students

The unicard is also used for our students living in catered accommodation; you are provided with a breakfast and dinner token 5 days a week Monday to Friday. This means over the academic year with us you’d have 155 breakfasts and 155 dinners. Our MEAL PLAN menu is a 3 week cycle that changes after it’s been run twice. The MEAL PLAN menu can be found on those outlets that provide the service.

Our team of chefs tailor menu’s based on feedback and because of how regularly we change the menu you get a massive variety of options. If you have special dietary requirements please speak to a member of staff in your MEAL PLAN restaurant, or contact us here.

Find out more about MEAL PLAN.


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