Find out about staff parking permits and read our frequently asked questions

When do I need to renew my permit?

Regardless of when they were issued, all 20/21 parking permits will automatically expire on 30 September 2021.  

The permit renewal system for your 2021/22 parking permit will open on 6 September 2021 and you will have until 11.59pm on 30 September 2021 to apply for your 2021/22 permit, otherwise there is a risk of receiving a Parking Charge Notice (PCN).    

Apply to register for your brand new 2021/22 permit HERE.  


Apply to register for your 2021/22 permit

You need to apply for a new permit for 2021/22. Please click on the 'register or update your parking permit' button, then select 'new application'.

Once successfully completed applicants will receive a ‘Permit Applied For’ voucher confirmation by email, and if you are applying for the very first permit this voucher should be displayed clearly through the front windscreen until the permanent one arrives in the post.

If you are already displaying a current staff permit you do not need to print and display the ‘permit applied for’ voucher as your current permit will suffice until you receive your new 2021/22 permit.

Below are some basic FAQs that will provide further valuable information, with more detailed FAQs available here.


Can I reserve a parking space on campus?

Permits authorise staff to park on university property, but do not guarantee a parking space. The College does not allocate parking spaces to individuals. Exceptions apply to spaces allocated to drivers with temporary mobility or medical conditions and College vehicles. As well as visitors who meet the criteria for a reserved space through the visitor and contractor vehicle registration system.


How long will my permit last for?

Annual permits are valid for 12 months from 1 October (or issue date) to 30 September each year and must be displayed clearly in the front windscreen of your primary vehicle.

All College and contractor vehicles will need to be registered by 30 September each year.


Can I use my permit for two cars?

Staff Parking Permits are not transferable. You must register all vehicles you are bringing onto College sites, including temporary vehicles such as replacement or hire cars.

The system allows staff to register a number of vehicles per permit, although only one vehicle should be on site at any one time. Your permit only needs to be displayed in your primary vehicle. The automatic recognition system will recognise all registered vehicles, displaying a permit in your primary vehicle will help the mobile enforcement team.


What happens if I do not display a permit or register a vehicle?

It is important to display your permit to assist the mobile parking team to identify that vehicles are parked in correct car parks. The parking charge for failing to register your vehicle, parking illegally or dangerously, or otherwise contravening the Car Park and Traffic Regulations, is £60 (reduced to £30 if paid within 14 days).


Where can I park my car?

Staff can park in any College car park. 

As a result of university events, meetings and open days etc., there may be closures of some car parks on campus on specific days. When this is the case, we will clearly share these dates well in advance both on site, and on the staff intranet.



Due to limited parking spaces, it is vital for the safety and convenience of everyone, to control all vehicle movements and park in a sensible manner. Find out more about contractor parking.


Visitors (including parents) and hosts

The university prides itself on welcoming visitors to our campus. However, due to limited parking spaces, it is vital for the safety and convenience of everyone, to control all vehicle movements and park in a sensible manner. Find out more about visitor and host parking.


Sports Centre users

University members using the Sports Centre car park must display a valid parking permit. Visitors to the Sports Centre not in possession of a parking permit may park for up to two hours, after which they should register their car for an extension at the Sports Centre reception.


Parents of young children

Parents who have children attending the on-site nursery can drop off and pick up their children on North Campus. Automatic permit enforcement will not apply for dropping off or picking up activities.




Read our parking frequently asked questions