30 minute drop-off parking

All staff and students can park on campus for up to 30 minutes without displaying a permit or purchasing a ticket. Please check with reception if you're not sure where to park.

Parking - Blue Badge

Blue badges

Blue badge holders can park in designated accessible bays without having to display a University permit. However the blue badge must be clearly on display.

Parking - Public Transport

Public transport

The University encourages people to use public transport wherever possible. Staff and students can buy heavily discounted bus vouchers, and can use the George Park & Ride for free. All tickets and public transport information is available at the University's reception.

Bikes and motorbikes

We have storage space for more than 100 bikes on campus. A dedicated area is available at the sports centre for the use of staff and students, which contains lockers and showering facilities. Access is arranged via reception. Parking permits aren't necessary for bikes or motorbikes.

Parking permit applications

All staff and students living farther than 1.5 miles away from the University can apply for a parking permit. In some circumstances, staff and students living on or within 1.5 miles of the University can be assigned a parking permit. Conditions such as health, care commitments, and the nature of specific courses and jobs apply.

Parking rates

Permit rates for 2015/16:

Students will be charged £80.00 per annum or £30.00 per term for those on placements.

Car sharing is also available, allowing students to share the cost.

Staff will be charged:

£107 for those earning up to pay point F15 inclusive.
£215 for those earning at pay point F16 and over

Staff on part-time contracts will be eligible for reduced permit costs based on their pay point. The University operates a salary-sacrifice scheme for parking permits. Staff who aren't eligible for a permit can purchase up to 40 casual parking permits every year to allow them to bring their car on to campus.

Parking - Pay and Display

Pay and display

Pay and display parking is available in car parks 3, 4 and 5 at a charge of £4.00 per day.

Parking at the sports centre

The sports centre car park is reserved for the general public using the centre. Charges are £3.00 for a maximum stay of 2 hours, payable at parking meters. For members of the public who pay monthly, a sports centre parking permit can be issued. Visitors to the sports centre can get a visitor parking permit from the sports centre and park in the sports centre car park while they visit. Staff and student permits are not valid in this parking area.

Parking enforcement

First Parking is contracted by the University to manage the terms and conditions for car parking. These are clearly stipulated on information boards around the campus. Parking charge notices will be issued against any vehicle in breach of the terms and conditions for car parking on the campus.

Visitor parking

Guests and visitors to the University should report to reception where they'll be given a temporary parking permit. Visitor parking spaces are available as long as reception has been notified by a member of staff. Authorised guests and visitors do not include students, guest lecturers, temporary employees, agency staff or exam invigilators.