IT Services try to extend the accounts of all students who are applying for a course in the next academic year. This enables students to continue to use their email, Remote Access and SSO accounts over the summer.
Don't be tempted to get round the card expiry issue by issuing a returning student with a Cardholder status card. If you do, the student's Nexus mailbox will be deleted. Instead, use College Staff or Academic Visitor status as these will preserve Nexus accounts.