Identity Cards, Lanyards and Dress Code

Identity Cards (ID Cards) and Lanyards

All individuals on the Loughborough College campus must wear a Loughborough College appropriate lanyard with ID clearly displayed.

Students are given a lanyard and ID card when they enrol on a programme of study, and they will be required to keep this safe and wear it at all times when in college. This is for the safety and security of everyone.

All students on the college site should wear and display a college lanyard with their ID card around their neck. If this is not seen you will be challenged in all areas of the college including classrooms, and public areas such as cafes and reception areas.

All staff are required to wear a blue lanyard and visitors to college a yellow lanyard. There are then different colours each year for easier recognition between FE students, HE students and Apprentices.

Students who do not have a lanyard and ID card displayed will not be able to borrow materials from the Library, use their food vouchers or purchase food from the onsite café and restaurants, or use the follow me printers for printing and photocopying. They will also be asked for their ID cards when entering an Examination room, and may not be able to sit their exam if they are not wearing their lanyard and ID card.

Students may be charged for replacement ID cards and lanyards.

Dress Code

It is important that you dress ready to learn.

If there is an industry-standard dress code within your department you must abide by it for health and safety, and personal protection reasons in some areas.

These include Hair and Beauty, Public Services, Electrical Installation and Mechanical Engineering. If your programme has a uniform or specific dress code, you will be made aware of this during your enrolment.

Sports students must wear Loughborough College undergraduate kit when taking part in practical sessions.

Not all departments have a formal dress code/uniform, but we do ask all students to be mindful that the college is a professional learning environment. Therefore, we ask you not to wear:

  • Clothes that cause offence to others.
  • Clothing with discriminatory, explicit or sexual slogans or images.
  • Hoods, helmets or hats whilst inside (unless this is PPE as part of your programme).
  • Excessively high heels (for health and safety reasons).

For some of your timetable, you may be studying remotely from home. When attending your online lessons at home, we ask that you also dress appropriately in line with the above guidelines, as this still forms part of your professional learning environment.