Do I need a parking permit to park on campus?
Yes. If you park on campus without one, our Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras will know and you might get a parking charge notice.
Am I eligible for a parking permit?
We have different permits available dependent on where you live.
• If you live more than 1.5 miles away from campus, you will be eligible to apply for a Student Parking Permit which covers days, evenings and weekends.
• If you live within the 1.5 miles radius you can apply for a Student Out of Hours Parking Permit which means you can park from 6pm till 4am (you can only use car parks 4 and 14)
• If you live in Halls, you will not be eligible to apply for any student parking permits. The exception is if you live in Kingswood, you can apply for parking permission from Kingswood reception which allows you to park at Kingswood only.
When can I apply for the 2020/21 Student Parking Permit?
If you had a 2019/20 parking permit it will automatically expire on 30 September 2020. If you are eligible for a new 2020/21 permit you must make a new application for a permit, otherwise there is a risk of receiving a Parking Charge Notice.
The permit renewal system for a 2020/21 parking permit will open on 3 September 2020 and you will have until midnight on 1 October 2020 to apply for your 2020/21 permit, otherwise there is a risk of receiving a Parking Charge Notice.
Apply to register for your brand new 2020/21 permit HERE.
You need to apply for a brand new permit for 2020/21. 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 by email, which should be displayed clearly through the front windscreen until the permanent one arrives in the post.
Below are some basic FAQs that will provide further valuable information, with more detailed FAQs available here.
How do I apply for a permit?
Students should apply for an annual Parking Permit via the Online Parking Permit Portal and must use their College email address.
After students have applied for an annual Parking Permit via the Online Parking Permit Portal, copies of the following documents:
- a valid driving licence (provisional driving licences are not acceptable)
- a valid certificate of insurance. (Choosing the right motor insurance is important, particularly with regard to being shown as a ‘main driver’ (main user of a vehicle) or ‘named driver’ of a vehicle. It is important to have the correct motor insurance cover. Insurance companies can provide the appropriate advice.)
- proof of student identity and term-time address
must be emailed to DocumentChecks@rhul.ac.uk.
The term-time address you provide will be cross-checked with College records.
This year we have moved our document checking service online and reduced the number of documents we ask you to produce.
The above documentation will only be used for the purpose of verifying student identity and term-time address in accordance with the College’s Traffic and Car Parking Policy. The College will not retain copies of the above documentation after the necessary checks have been successfully completed.
Where can I park?
Student Parking Permits allow the user to park in designated car parks, which currently include:
- car park 4 (close to Handa Nōh Theatre)
- car park 7 (at Runnymede Hall)
- car park 8 (at Runnymede Hall)
- car park 9 (at Gowar Hall)
- car park 13 (at Penrose and Highfield Court on North Campus)
- car park 14 (North Campus)
- car park 14A (The lady of our Assumption Church off Harvest Road).
What if I don’t have a permit or haven't registered my vehicle?
As previously stated, all students require a permit to park on campus. The parking charge for parking without a permit or parking illegally is £60 maximum.
What about when I move in and out of Halls?
On arrivals and departure days, you (or your family and friends) may bring a car to help you move into and out of your hall. We will email you with details about parking on campus during arrivals day before Welcome Week.
In addition to standard Student Parking Permits, the following groups of students may also apply for a special permit:
Residents of Kingswood Hall may register their vehicle (through the Kingswood hall reception) to allow the use of the Kingswood car parks only.
Students with a disability or medical condition
Issued subject to confirmation from the Disability and Dyslexia Service of the requirement to park in the designated student parking areas. Please do not submit an online application until you have received confirmation from the Disability and Dyslexia Service that your application has been approved.
Students with a Blue Badge may park in the designated disabled bays anywhere on campus, however they will still need to apply for and display a permit in the usual way.
Any more questions?
If you haven't found the information you need and would like some help, please email the Parking Admin team.