Swipe Cards and Building Access

Swipe/ID cards are needed for access into the Henry Wellcome Building (HWB), the Maurice Shock Building (MSB) and throughout the corridors of the HWB.  Your swipe card acts as your University ID badge and also allows you to access University printers.  Please see the University’s terms and conditions on use of swipe cards:


How do I get a swipe/ID card?

New members of staff will be issued with an application form for a swipe/ID card during their induction and will need to visit the Security Office (on main campus) to collect their swipe card. 

Applications for new swipe cards may be issued by the Departmental Administrator, Brankica Besevic bb100@le.ac.uk, the Technical Services Manager, Jon Tillotson-Roberts, jar20@le.ac.uk, or the Departmental Manager, Karen Monger, km13@le.ac.uk

In the case of problems with existing swipe cards, please contact Brankica Besevic, ext. 7037.

If you lose your swipe card, or it is stolen, please report this immediately to the Security Control Room (Tel: 0116 252 2023), so that your card can be deactivated.

Building opening hours

24 hour building access is available to staff and postgraduate research students (subject to the completion of a suitable out-of-hours risk assessment being carried out).  The building reception desks are staffed (by Porters) during normal ‘building working hours’ i.e. from 8.00am to 6.00pm Monday to Friday.

Building reception telephone numbers:

Henry Wellcome Building:  (0116) 229 7026

Medical Sciences Building:  (0116) 252 5099

If you are working outside of normal working hours, you must comply the University policy on Lone Working and ensure that you sign into the 'out-of-hours' book on the building reception desk.

Visitor access

All visitors are required to report to the building reception (main entrance) and be signed in and out of the building.  Please note that the Porters on reception need to be made aware of any visitors attending, prior to their arrival.  If you wish to receive visitors, please ensure that you inform the relevant Reception Desk with the following information:

  • Date of visit
  • Visitor name
  • Department name
  • Person receiving visitor
  • Receiving persons contact telephone number

Visitors should be escorted to work areas within the buildings.  If required, visitors may be issued with a ‘contractor’ swipe card – please contact Jon Tillotson-Roberts, jar20@le.ac.uk, ext. 7044,    In the event of a fire evacuation, you are responsible for ensuring that your visitor vacates the premises safely.

Personal Security

Staff are required to wear their ID badge (swipe card) at all times.  Where applicable, staff should lock the door when vacating offices or workspaces.  Any money or valuable items brought into the building should be stored securely e.g. placed in a locker, or locked drawer.

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