30 minute drop-off parking

All Staff and Students are permitted to park on campus for up to 30 minutes without displaying a permit or purchasing a ticket. They must be parked in an approved parking bay and any vehicles parked in restricted areas will be issued with a Parking Charge Notice.

Parking - Blue Badge

Blue badges

Blue Badge Holders are permitted to park on campus in designated accessible bays without the need to display a University permit. The Blue Badge must be on display in the front windscreen.

Parking - Public Transport

Public transport

Staff and students are encouraged to use public transport through the provision of significantly discounted bus vouchers available for purchase from the Information Hub. Stagecoach Plymouth Zone Megarider tickets are available at £6.00 per week for students and £11.70 for staff.
Staff and students are also eligible to use the George Park and Ride for free. Tickets are available from the Information Hub. Enhanced travel information, including routes and timetables will be made available through the University website and intranet.

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 the Information Hib. Parking permits aren't necessary for bikes .

There is no requirement for motorbikes to purchase a parking permit. Motorbikes are permitted to park on campus but are not to occupy a dedicated parking bay and must not cause an obstruction when they park.

Parking permit applications

Staff and students living within a 1.5 miles away from the University (PL6) will not be eligible 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.

Students can apply via the student portal.
Staff can apply via the staff intranet.

Parking rates

Permit rates for 2017/18:

Students will be charged £84.00 per annum or £32.00 per term for those on placements.

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

Staff will be charged:

£112 for those earning up to pay point F15 inclusive.
£226 for those earning at pay point F16 and over

Staff on part-time contracts will be eligible to pay reduced permit costs based on their pay point and FTE. 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. These are £2 per permit and are sold in books of 10.

Parking - Pay and Display

Pay and display

Pay and display parking is available in car parks 3, 4 and 5 at a charge of £5.00 per day. Machines accept notes and coins or you can pay via the Ringo app.

Parking at the sports centre

The Sports Centre car park is reserved for the general public who use this facility. Charges are
3.00 for a maximum stay of 2 hours, paid via the ‘Pay & Display’ parking meters. For those members of the public who pay monthly, a Sports Centre parking permit will be issued. This will also allow a maximum stay of 2 hours. Staff who elect to join the sports centre without benefitting from the staff membership scheme are still not permitted to park in the sports centre car park. Sports Centre Instructors, coaches or other casual staff working between 0730 -1730 and who wish to park on main campus can purchase a casual parking permit from the Sports Centre for £2 per visit, staff permit holders working in the Sports Centre are only permitted to park in authorised main campus car parks. Official visitors to the sports centre may obtain a visitor parking permit from the Sports Centre and park their cars in the sports centre car park for the duration of their visit only. These permits will be authorised and issued by the Sports Centre Manager. 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.