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If you're a member of staff or a student you'll need a registered permit to park on campus. Visitors and contractors need to register their cars online before arriving on campus (no later than 24 hours before arrival). You'll find out what you need to do to park on campus on this page.

The College prides itself on welcoming visitors to our campus. However, due to limited parking spaces, it is vital for the safety and convenience of everyone, to control all vehicle movements and park in a sensible manner.

What should I do if I’m visiting for a meeting or to see someone for a few hours?

Visitors who need to park on campus will need to be registered by their College host. 

Your host will need your vehicle registration number and the amount of time you're likely to spend on campus. 

What should I do if I'm hosting a visitor?

If you are a host who would like to register a visitor, please visit our visitor and contractor vehicle registration system.

What if I’m visiting for a College event?

If you are visiting to attend a College event, such as public lectures, concerts, open days, visit days, conferences etc. the event will be advertised with specific parking instructions informing you where to park and that there is no need to register your vehicle. Please clarify with your host. 

Automatic permit enforcement during all public events will not operate in car parks 1W , 4, 12, 13, 14 and 14A

Can I drive onto campus to drop off a delivery or friend / family member? 

Yes, automatic permit enforcement will not apply for quick deliveries, dropping off or picking up activities.

The College’s Traffic and Car Parking Policy will be enforced for the following: 

  • parking without a permit or being registered by your host
  • parking in a disabled bay without displaying a valid blue badge or College issued temporary disability permit 
  • parking on pedestrian crossings and in the marked zig zag areas  
  • parking outside of marked parking bays 
  • parking on double yellow lines 
  • parking on double red lines 
  • parking causing an obstruction/danger 
  • not parking in a designated space
  • entering and/or parking on any College site in breach of a Campus Restriction Order.

Parents and friends

Visitors to residential students, such as parents or friends outside the College, who wish to park can be registered by a resident student at any of the Hall receptions (Founder’s, Hub, Highfield and Kingswood Halls) or after 10pm via the Security Control Centre in Founder’s East.  

If you haven’t found the information you need in our faqs and would like some help please email the Premises team

Hub guest house visitors

Guests staying at The Hub accommodation must register their vehicle via The Hub Reception Desk. 

 

When do I need to renew my permit?

Regardless of when they were issued, all 2015/16 parking permits will automatically expire on 30 September 2016.  

The permit renewal system for your 2016/17 parking permit will open on 5 September and you will have until midnight on 2 October to apply for your 2016/17 permit, otherwise there is a risk of receiving a Parking Charge Notice (PCN).    

Apply to register for your brand new 2016/17 permit.   


You need to apply for a brand new permit for 2016/17. 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 2016/17 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 2016/17 permit.

Below are some basic FAQs that will provide further valuable information, with more detailed FAQs available here.

Can I reserve a parking space on campus? 

Permits authorise staff to park on College 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 College 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 College 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 as our estate plan projects get underway. More information will be available on our website, via email and static notices well in advance of these closures, including alternative car parking arrangements. 

 

When can I apply for the 2016/17 Student Parking Permit?

If you had a 2015/16 parking permit it will automatically expire on 30 September 2016. If you are eligible for a new 2016/17 permit you must make a new application for a permit, otherwise there is a risk of receiving a Parking Charge Notice fixed penalty notice.    


Apply to register for your brand new 2016/17 permit HERE.   

You need to apply for a brand new permit for 2016/17. 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 16/17 permit. 

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. 

Students must report to the Parking Admin team within seven days from the first day of term in the advertised collection area and after that from the Premises Administration Office at Founder's East 48 and must produce original copies of the following:

  • a valid driving license (provisional driving licenses are not acceptable)
  • vehicle registration document (accompanied by a letter of authorisation to drive the vehicle if in a different name from the applicant)
  • a valid certificate of insurance
  • proof of student identity and term-time address.

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:

Kingswood residents

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 Services Office of the requirement to park in the designated student parking areas. 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 in our faqs and would like some help please email the Premises team

Due to limited parking spaces, it is vital for the safety and convenience of everyone, to control all vehicle movements and park in a sensible manner.

What should I do if I’m visiting to undertake works?

Contactors requiring to undertake work on campus will need to be registered by their College host (the area or person who has contracted you to provide services). Your host will need your vehicle registration number, date  and the amount of time you're likely to spend on campus. 

What should I do if I'm hosting a contractor?

If you are a College host who would like to register a contractor, please visit our visitor and contractor vehicle registration system.

What if I’m working for an independent contractor on College property?

If you are working for an independent contractor on College property the contract company will notify you of any specific parking instructions informing you where to park.

Your host is responsible for registering your vehicle and the contractor is responsible to ensure that they are registered.

Can I drive onto campus to drop off a delivery? 

Yes, automatic permit enforcement will not apply for quick deliveries, dropping off or picking up activities.The College’s Traffic and Car Parking Policy will be enforced for the following: 

  • parking without a permit or being registered by your host
  • parking in a disabled bay without displaying a valid blue badge or College issued temporary disability permit  
  • parking on pedestrian pavements, crossings and in the marked zig zag areas  
  • parking outside of marked parking bays
  • parking on double yellow lines  
  • parking on double red lines
  • parking causing an obstruction/danger  
  • not parking in a designated space
  • entering and/or parking on any College site in breach of a Campus Restriction Order.

College members using the Sports Centre car park must display a valid parking permit. Visitors to the Sports Centre not in possession of a parking permit may park for up to two hours, after which they should register their car for an extension at the Sports Centre reception.

Parents who have children attending the on-site nursery can drop off and pick up their children on North Campus. Automatic permit enforcement will not apply for dropping off or picking up activities.

      

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