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Plymouth Marjon University is committed to continued investment in infrastructure that supports staff, students and visitors to use sustainable modes of transport. The aim of the policy is to increase low carbon modes of transport and reduce carbon emissions. As the university is looking to grow and develop, necessary changes will need to be implemented in order to improve green travel and sustainability.

First Parking is contracted by the University to manage the terms and conditions for car parking that are stipulated on the information boards positioned around the campus. Parking Charge Notices will be issued against any vehicle in breach of these terms and conditions. All appeals should be made directly to First Parking via the instructions on the reverse of the Parking Charge Notice. The penalty for the Parking Charge Notice is £40.00, or £25.00 if paid within 14 days.

Visitor parking

Authorised guests and visitors will need to register their vehicle 48 hours in advance of their visit. This should be arranged by the person you are coming to see. Your vehicle details will then be uploaded to the ANPR and you will be authorised to park on the campus. If you have not authorised your vehicle by the time you arrive on site please come to the Information Hub for assistance.

90 mins free parking

Staff, students, visitors and guests are permitted to park on the main campus (not Marjon Sport and Health Centre) for up to 90 minutes free of charge. Please register upon arrival with the Just Park App at or phone them on 01453 488 020. This will then give you your free 90 minutes and you will get a reminder if you are close to going over and the option to pay for additional time. The location code is 501004.

Pay by app or phone

Pay and display parking is available on site for those not eligible for a parking permit. Payment is made by the Just Park app or by phone 01453 488020. If you have any difficulty then please come to the Welcome Desk for assistance.

Charges are:
- £1.50 90 minutes plus 3 hours
- £3.00 90 minutes plus 5 hours
- £5 all day (up to 22:00)

If you have paid to park you can come and go from site within your payment times.

For Sport Centre charges please see below.

Blue badge holders

On your first visit please come to the Welcome Desk or Sport Centre reception so we can register your vehicle. Blue Badge Holders are permitted to park anywhere on campus as long as the Blue Badge is clearly display in the front windscreen.

Public transport

The George Park & Ride is free for staff and students and located a short distance from the University. The shuttle buses (42 and 42C) run from the Park & Ride to the Sport Centre. Vouchers are available from the Information Hub. Enhanced travel information, including routes and timetables, are available on the George Park & Ride website.

All guests are to be made aware of this as the primary option for parking. The cost is £1.40 return on the 42/42C or a 10 minute walk.

Everyone is encouraged to use public transport through the provision of significantly discounted bus vouchers available for purchase from the Welcome Desk. Stagecoach Plymouth Zone weekly tickets are available at £6.00 per week for students and £12.70 for staff. Changes subject to Stagecoach tariffs. City Bus offer a 15% discount Monday to Friday when displaying your NUS card.

Cycles and motorbikes

The University has storage provision for bicycles available on campus, with lockers and showering facilities at the Sport Centre. Access to these facilities is free and can be arranged via the Welcome Desk. Cycling and walking routes are available on the University website and intranet. For information on the Cycle To Work Scheme please contact HR.

There is no requirement for motorbikes to purchase a parking permit. Motorbikes are permitted to park on campus in one of the designated motorbike bays. They are not to occupy a car 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 (as the crow flies) will not be eligible for a parking permit. In some circumstances, staff and students may be eligible; such as health, care commitments, and the nature of specific courses and jobs apply.

Students should apply for parking permits via the student portal and Staff apply via the staff intranet.

Parking rates

Permit rates for 2020/21:

Student rate is £84.00 per annum or £32.00 per term.

Staff rate is £84.00 for those earning up to pay point F15 inclusive and £169.50 for those earning at pay point F16 and over. These prices reflect a discounted staff rate of 25% for this year only.

Staff on part-time contracts will be eligible to pay reduced permit costs based on their pay point and FTE.

Car sharing is also available. You can register two vehicles under one permit and share the cost. Should both vehicles be on site at the same time the person registered as the permit holder will receive a Parking Charge Notice.

Parking at the Sports Centre

The Sports Centre car park is reserved for the general public who use this facility.
- Up to 30 minutes free
- £3.00 for a maximum stay of 2 hours, paid via the Just Park app.
- Location code is 501006.

For those members of the public who pay monthly, please provide your registration to the Sport Centre Reception. Official visitors to the Sports Centre can register their vehicle upon arrival at the Sports Centre reception.

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.