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 21/22 parking permits will automatically expire on 30 September 2022.  

The permit renewal system for your 2022/23 parking permit will open on Monday 5 September 2022 at 9am and you will have until 11.59pm on 30 September 2022 to apply for your 2022/23 permit, otherwise there is a risk of receiving a Parking Charge Notice (PCN).    

Apply to register for your brand new 2022/23 permit HERE.  


Apply to register for your 2022/23 permit

From the 2022/23 academic year, all parking permits will be paperless. This will be managed using an automatic number plate recognition system.

You need to apply for a new permit for 2022/23. Please click on the 'register or update your parking permit' button, then select 'new application'.

Once successfully completed applicants will receive a confirmation email.

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. 

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. The automatic number plate recognition system will recognise all registered vehicles.


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

It is important to apply for a permit 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 apply for a valid parking permit. Visitors to the Sports Centre who have not applied for 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