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 17/18 parking permits will automatically expire on 30 September 2018.  

The permit renewal system for your 2018/19 parking permit will open at noon on 3 September 2018 and you will have until 1 October 2018 to apply for your 2018/19 permit, otherwise there is a risk of receiving a Parking Charge Notice (PCN).    

Apply to register for your brand new 2018/19 permit HERE.  

Apply to register for your 2018/19 permit

You need to apply for a brand new permit for 2018/19. Please select the register option to do this and not the permit update option, which is where you make changes after you have received your new 2018/19 permit. 

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 2018/19 permit.


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 university 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.

Over the next year, some car parks may also be closed to allow construction. More information will be available on our website, via email and static notices well in advance of these closures, including alternative car parking arrangements.




Read our parking frequently asked questions