Estates and Campus Services

Permits for Students

A limited number of parking permits are available to students who commute daily to the University.


Students are only eligible to apply for a parking permit if:

  • they are registered disabled badge holders (proof is required and these permits will be issued free of charge),
  • they have other mobility difficulties (such applications would be considered by a University review panel and supporting evidence from a GP or relevant medical professional would be required),
  • they have restricted public transport from their home address, which must be outside the PO1-PO6 areas (a covering letter is required with the application).

Students outside these categories will not be considered due to the limited parking available.


The charge for a student car parking permit is £75.

Applying for a permit

Applications for an annual car parking permit should be submitted by 1 November (with the exception of disabled Blue Badge holders and Langstone). 

Semester permits are also available for students that may require reduced parking each Academic term. The cost of a semester permit will be £35.

Student car parking application form‌.

Students are requested to provide a covering letter explaining reasons why a permit is required. Students must also enclose a copy of their current vehicle insurance.

All applications will be considered by a panel and permits only issued if judged to be essential.

How to pay

If an application is successful, payment can be made by cheque, credit/debit card or through the online payment facility available to process payments. Details of the online payment facility are at:

Payments will not be accepted over the phone.

Other information and transport links:

University Bus

The University also operates bus services on a circular route in the city and for sports activity at Langstone. The timetables can be found here.


For any queries or enquiries please email: