Visitor parking

Authorised guests and visitors should report to the Information Hub where they will be issued with a temporary parking permit, providing the Information Hub have been given 24 hours’ notice of their visit.

60 minute drop-off parking

All Staff and Students are permitted to park on campus for up to 60 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 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 - Blue Badge

Blue badges

Blue Badge Holders are permitted to park anywhere on campus as long as the Blue Badge is clearly 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 weekly tickets are available at £6.00 per week for students and £12.70 for staff. Changes subject to Stagecoach tariffs.

Staff and students are also eligible to use fully subsidised tickets for the George Park and Ride. Tickets are available from the Information Hub. Enhanced travel information, including routes and timetables, are available on the George Park & Ride website.

Bikes and motorbikes

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

Parking rates

Permit rates for 2018/19:
- 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 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. Staff who aren't eligible for a permit can purchase up to 100 casual parking permits every year to allow them to bring their car on to campus. These are £2.50 per permit and are sold in books of 10.

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.