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Car Park Regulations

The Ordinance on Parking and Traffic is published in the University Calendar.


Car Parks

Where restricted use applies, signage is in place to inform you of any regulations. Please make sure you're eligible to park before doing so. For more information on what parking is available, see our where to park page.


Permits

Parking permits must be clearly displayed on the passenger side of the front windscreen. By purchasing a permit, it does not guarantee you a space.


Resident students

Resident students are strongly advised not to bring cars onto campus. There is extremely limited parking both on the campus and in the surrounding areas, and there is no dedicated parking for students.


Parking Offences

It is an offence to park anywhere on campus other than in a designated parking space. The University may issue Parking Charge Notices (PCNs) to enforce parking regulations. Any vehicles causing an obstruction may be towed away when the owner cannot easily identified. The University may charge for the cost of tracing ownership and for the towing and storing of vehicles.

When a PCN is issued, the details will be passed to the University's contracted enforcement agency, who will assume responsibility for the collection of monies owed. If a PCN remains unpaid, the University's enforcement agency (the Car Parking Partnership) reserves the right to take legal action to recover outstanding charges.

Offences include:

  • Unauthorised overnight parking (only applicable from Monday to Thursday)
  • Parking without a valid ticket or permit
  • Parking in a non-designated bay or space
  • Parking outside a marked bay
  • Parking in a loading bay
  • Parking in a hatched area
  • Parking on single or double yellow lines
  • Parking on a grassed area
  • Parking in a designated fire lane
  • Parking in a marked, disabled parking bay without displaying a valid disabled parking permit (Blue Badge)
  • Parking causing an obstruction
  • Fraudulent use of a parking permit, ticket, or token

Frequent offenders may also be disciplined for a breach of University regulations.

See the enforcement pages for information on the enforcement of these regulations.


Overnight Parking

See the overnight parking pages for information on overnight parking


Driving on the Campus

The laws which apply to public roads also apply to the University's roads. All road signs must be obeyed.

All motor vehicles must be covered by motor insurance, have a current MOT where necessary, and have paid for current and valid Vehicle Excise Duty (road tax) for the vehicle.

Vehicles must only be driven on roads and in the car parks and never on footpaths or paved or grassed areas.

Trailers, caravans, campers and boats must not be parked on campus.