car parking

Car Parking

Parking on campus is extremely limited. There are only 394 parking spaces in total on campus including visitor, disabled, reserved and standard bays so staff are encouraged to seek alternative means of commuting to campus wherever possible or consider car sharing.

Pay & Display Parking for Staff

The University operates a 'pay and display' system for standard permit holders. Any member of staff is entitled to apply for a car parking permit at a cost of £50. This authorises access onto the site to seek a space and pay the relevant fee at the nearest 'pay and display' machine. Please note that there are only approximately 255 standard parking bays in total across the campus. Click on the link for location of parking spaces and 'pay and display' machines (PDF: 538KB).

From 1st October 2013 parking tariffs are as follows:

  • £4.00 (maximum payment) /full day (8 hours)
  • £2.00/ 4 hours and
  • £1/minimum stay 2 hours

Access the forms for car parking

Disabled Staff and Students

Documents which set out how the campus may be accessed by staff and students with disabilities and temporary mobility impairments can be found under Forms and Guidance

Reserved Parking

Reserved spaces are allocated on the basis of operational need. Requests will require completion of a car parking permit application form together with the reserved parking authorisation form signed off by a Faculty PVC or Registrar. The cost of a reserved parking bay is £1,320.


Parking for visitors on University business may be booked through ESS Helpdesk by completing the Visitor Parking Request Form. Map showing location of Visitor Parking (PDF: 1.38MB)

Overnight Parking

Permit holders requiring authorised overnight parking are to purchase the relevant number of daily tickets required from a Pay and Display machine on the day they park their vehicle. The Pay and Display tickets should be taken to the Security Control Room, Armstrong Building, where the officers on duty will annotate them in red for the successive days that the vehicle is authorised to park on site. All relevant tickets are to be clearly displayed in the vehicle during the owner's absence.

Contractor Parking

There are separate arrangements for contractor parking including assessment of need, permits, charges and penalties.

Contact Us

Queries relating to car parking should be directed to the ESS Helpdesk on 0191 208 7171 or e-mail