To apply for a Student car parking permit you must meet one of the University's criteria as set out below:
Your term time address is over 10 miles away
You are registered disabled (please attach a copy of your blue badge with your enquiry)
You are a Carer or a Guardian: Students who are the parents or legal guardians of children under 16 years of age who live at the term-time address and/or students who must regularly attend elderly parents, or parents with a disability, as a registered carer at their permanent home address (evidence will be required, please attach any relevant documentation that supports your application with your enquiry).
Students with other certified medical reasons (you may be required to make an appointment to see the Student Disability Service who will assess your needs).
If you meet the above criteria and wish to apply for a University student permit please make your application by accessing the Student Enquiry Desk (you will need your User Name and Password to log in).
Choose Create an Enquiry from the menu, you will need to advise your term time address, department of study, vehicle registration number and under which criteria you qualify. Once you have submitted your enquiry you will receive an e-mail advising that it is being processed. Once a decision has made you will receive further notification.
Students who are issued with an approved permit are permitted to park in the following 3 car parks:
North Car Park (Pritchatts Road, opposite the School of Metallurgy & Materials)
Pritchatts Road Car Park (corner of Pritchatts Road and Vincent Drive)
Please note that both of these car parks are pay and display at £1 per day for permit holders only.
North East Multi Storey
Students who have been granted a parking permit now also have access to the North East Multi Storey. The NE car park is not a pay & display but a pay on foot car park and operates by ANPR (automatic number plate recognition).
How to use this car park
The entry barrier raises as you drive towards it, enter and park your car, you should visit the pay machine before you return to your car, when you key in your registration number at the machine the system will **recognise it as a vehicle that has been given a concessionary £1 charge.
As you drive towards the exit barrier the system will recognise that you have paid the correct fee and the barrier will raise for you to exit.
NB: The ANPR system will only recognise your registered vehicle, if you change your car please advise either firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com or call 0121 414 2623
**Students who have registered for car parking since the beginning of Sept 2014 will have been added to the ANPR database. If you applied for your permit before this date your details may not have been registered on this system, please check by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org before you choose to park here.
A valid green student permit is required in all areas
Charges apply Monday to Friday until 4.30pm year round (NB: charges are still applicable during vacations)
Students who are not granted a parking permit but choose to park in any of the 3 car car parks above must purchase a pay & display ticket at the full tariff dependent upon your length of stay. Students are
not permitted access to the main campus prior to 4.30pm, if you do park on campus before this time our
enforcement officers may issue a financial penalty ticket.
Blue Disabled Badge holders can park on the main campus, free of charge, please ensure your Blue Badge is
For information on parking at the Halls of Residence see the student accommodation parking information page.
Please take a look at our Public Transport links.