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.

90 mins complimentary parking

Staff, students, visitors and guests are permitted to park on the campus for up to 90 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 - Pay and Display

Pay and display

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

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

Parking - Blue Badge

Blue badge holders

Blue Badge Holders are permitted to park anywhere on campus as long as the Blue Badge is clearly display in the front windscreen. You will need to register your vehicle at the Information Hub in the first instance.

Parking - Public Transport

Public transport

The George Park & Ride is free for staff and students and located a short distance from the University. The shuttle bus (PR3) runs from the Park & Ride to Runway Road and the Sport Centre. Tickets 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 PR3 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 Information Hub. 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.

Cycling & 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 Information Hub. Cycling and walking routes are available on the University website and intranet. For information on the Cycle To Work Scheme please contact the HR department.

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 2019/2:

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

Staff rate is £112 per annum for those earning up to pay point F15 inclusive and £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.

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. 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.

Official visitors to the Sports Centre can obtain a visitor parking permit from the Sports Centre and park their car in the Sports Centre car park for the duration of their visit.

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.