Precinct car parking


Please note that if you have more than one vehicle registered on your University parking permit, you MUST ensure that the correct vehicle is active on your permit BEFORE parking on campus.

To switch the active vehicle on your permit, log on to your online parking account, select ‘history & vehicle updates’ on the home page and click on the green vehicle icon against your permit.

Failure to ensure the vehicle you wish to park on campus is both registered and active on your permit may result in enforcement action. For further information please see our parking terms and conditions.

Limited car parking is available at locations across the University for those unable to travel on foot, by bike or by public transport.

These pages provide information on car parking on the University’s main Precinct and satellite sites. Use the menu on the left of this page to navigate to specific guidance on parking for staff (including car sharers), students, departments, contractors and visitors.

Information on car parking at University Residences and at our Langford campus is available separately via the main car parking menu.

Precinct car parking policy

The parking policy for the University Precinct and satellite sites came into force in January 2016. 

The University Precinct Parking Policy Summary (2018) (PDF, 866kB) is available to view. 

The policy defines the criteria and process by which parking permits will be allocated to University staff (including car-sharers), disabled staff and students, departments, contractors and visitors. A list of University car parks (2018) (PDF, 79kB)‌ covered by this policy is also available to view. 

By parking at any of the car parks covered by the policy, users agree to abide by the University's Parking Terms and Conditions.

Further information for visitors to the University is available on the Visitor Parking page.

Applying for a permit

All parking permit applications should be submitted using the online parking permit and coupon management system.

Application dates for the 2019/2020 parking permit year (for permits valid from 1 August 2019) will appear on this webpage soon.

The scheduled dates for the current 2018/2019 parking permit year are as follows:


Main annual application window

 1st interim application window

 2nd interim application window

 Window opens

Tues 29 May 2018

 Mon 22 October 2018

 Mon 25 February 2019

 Application deadline

Fri 6 July 2018

 Fri 16 November 2018

 Fri 22 March 2019

 Decisions issued

Fri 27 July 2018

 Fri 23 November 2018

 Fri 29 March 2019

 Permit start date

Wed 1 Aug 2018

 Sat 1 December 2018

 Mon 1 April 2019

For further information on how these dates apply to different permit applications, please refer to the relevant pages via the menu on the left of this page.


If you can’t find the information you’re looking for on these webpages, please contact Security Services:

Security Services
Royal Fort Lodge
Tyndall Avenue

Telephone: 0117 33 11190