Car parking


Hospitality and Accommodation Services are responsible for car parking including administration of permits, barrier maintenance and security.

Any individual using parking facilities at the University should adhere to the University's Traffic Regulations.

Increase to the Visitor Pay & Display Tariff 

The visitor tariff in our pay & display car parks will increase week commencing 20th November 2017 as follows:
Up to 1hr            £2.50
1-3 hours            £4.00
3-5 hours            £5.50
5-8 hours            £6.20
Up to 10 hours  £7.00

The charging period will also change  08:00 hrs - 18:00 hrs 

Bournbrook Car Park

The new Bournbrook car park (95 bays located at the South Gate) is now open to staff who display a
Fixed Fee Purple Permit.
Please be advised that there is a One Way system in operation on the South Gate ramp.  Entrance to the car park is via the main Bristol Rd South Gate entrance only until 11am. From 11am onwards access is via the Ring Road.  Please adhere to directional signage on exit.   

Please Note: It will not be possible to access to this car park after 7pm.  Any vehicles still parked after 7pm
should use the ramp to exit onto the South Ring Road. 

Car Parking Disruptions

For the latest news re car park closures and future plans please visit 

 Car Park Management

The University has a car park management system at both the Edgbaston and Selly Oak sites.  Any vehicle which contravenes the University of Birmingham's Traffic Regulations regarding vehicles on campus may be issued with a parking charge.  

The following offences contravene the University’s Traffic Regulations and will incur a charge of £60, which will be reduced to £30 if paid within 14 days.

  • Parking outside of a marked bay;
  • Parking without displaying a University permit;
  • Parking in disabled bays without displaying a blue badge;
  • Parking on double yellow lines;
  • Parking on double red lines;
  • Parking on the pavement;
  • Parking on grass verges;
  • Parking in loading areas;
  • Double parking;
  • Parking in keep clear/yellow hatched areas; and
  • Parking in any area which causes obstruction or limited access to other users.

Please note that all car parking charges, in all locations, apply between 8.00am and 6.00pm Monday to Fridays.

Contact email:

Telephone: 0121 414 2623

 Staff Parking

Access to barriered areas of campus is controlled by using your Staff ID card and is charged at either a flat rate of £1.00 per day or by a fixed monthly fee (see options below) in all locations between 08.00am and 18:00pm Monday to Friday. This includes vehicles which have entered before 08:00am and leave after 18:00pm, if they are present during the charging period. Charges do not apply between 18:00pm on one day and 08:00am the next day.

Parking is based on a first come, first served basis, all staff parking on campus should be in possession of a valid parking permit.

Some dedicated parking provision is made for disabled users. Disabled staff are entitled to free access to the campus; blue badges must be clearly displayed.

Staff parking options

See the summary of Staff Parking Permit Options.  Please read and complete an application form dependant upon your requirement.


Application Forms

Option 1 - Fixed Monthly Payment Scheme

Option 2 - Daily Salary Deduction Scheme

Option 3 - Pay & Display Only


Please advise us of any change to your registered vehicle details or your personal details by completing an Amendment form. 


Please note that Chancellor's Court, Hills Car Park and the Medical School Forecourt are restricted parking areas accessible to authorised users only.


 Honorary Staff Parking 

Honorary Staff are charged to park in the University's car parks. All staff will need to ensure that they display a valid parking permit when parking in any of the University car parks. 

There will be 3 permit options available:

  • Option 1
    Annual permit £250 (purple permit) - this will permit the holder to park on main campus or any of the University's peripheral car parks for 12 months.
  • Option 2
    6 month permit £125 (purple permit) - this will permit the holder to park on main campus or any of the University's peripheral car parks for 6 months. 

To apply for permit Option 1 or 2 please visit the University's on-line shop. 

  • Option 3
    Pay & Display only permit (orange permit) - this will permit the holder to park in the University's pay & display car parks for £1 per day.  

To apply for permit option 3 please complete the Parking Application Form.

Access for disabled blue badge holders will remain the same whereby the individual can continue to park on main campus free of charge.  Please complete the Staff application form Option 1 in the 'Staff Parking' section above and attach a copy of your disabled badge.   

 Student Parking 

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 from the University (Please ensure that you have entered your term time address on your student record, applications will not be proccessed if this information is missing). 
  • You are registered disabled (please upload a copy of your blue badge with your application)
  • You have dependents under the age of 16: Students who are the parents or legal guardians of children under 16 years of age who live at the term-time address;  or You are are registered as a carer to disabled family members at their permanent home address (evidence will be required, please upload any relevant documentation that supports your application e.g child passport, child tax credit award letter, carer registration document).
  • 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 submit the on-line form below: 

The applicant should be aware that by bringing a vehicle onto University property you agree to abide by it's
Traffic Regulations, this includes the issue of financial parking charges for unauthorised parking.

  • Personal details
  • Term time address
  • Vehicle details
  • Please indicate under which criteria you qualify for a student parking permit

Where Can I Park?

Students who are issued with an approved permit are permitted to park in the following areas only:   

Pritchatts Park Village, Pritchatts Road (B15 2QX) *permits not not valid in resident only bays
Pritchatts Road Car Park (corner of Pritchatts Road and Vincent Drive, B15 2QU) 
North East Multi Storey Car Park (Pritchatts Road, B15 2QX)
Selly Oak Campus ** pay & display areas only at Johnston car park and George Cadbury Hall
(Students are not permitted access to purple permit  parking areas, those being University School , OLRC and SOVAC).   

Please note that the car parks shown above are all pay and display at £1 per day for student permit holders.

No cash, register with RingGo to pay via your credit/debit card via your mobile phone (see below for further details).

A valid green student permit is required in all areas above

Charges apply Monday to Friday 8.00am -  6.00pm year round (NB: charges are still applicable during non-term time) 

Students who are not granted a parking permit but choose to park in any of the 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
clearly displayed.

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.


 Visitor Parking 

 Visitors to campus are requested to park in the following locations: 

  • North East Car Park Multi Storey (access via Pritchatts Road) Sat Nav Postcode B15 2SA
    Please note that this car park does not have a lift. 
  • Pritchatts Road Car Park (at the junction with Vincent Drive) Sat Nav Postcode B15 2QU
  • Pritchatts Park  (next car park along after Pritchatts Rd car park)  B15 2QX

 Visitor charges in all locations above are:

  • Up to 1 hour £2.50
  • 1-3 hours £4.00
  • 3-5 hours £5.50
  • 5-8 hours £6.20
  • Up to 10 hours £7.00

No cash, register with RingGo to pay via your credit/debit card via your mobile phone.

Parking at the University of Birmingham is free of charge after 6.00pm Mon - Fri and is free all day at weekends.

Visitors who require access to the main campus for business purposes should contact the department they are visiting to request a permit which should be hung from the rear view mirror of their vehicle. 

Please be advised that enforcement procedures are in place in all University parking areas and penalty charge notices will be issued to all vehicles that fail to comply with University Traffic Regulations.


 Electric Vehicle Information 

 For information regarding the location and use of EV charging points

 Cashless Parking  - Pay via your Mobile Phone




RingGo is a quick, easy to use mobile phone service, which lets you pay for your parking with a credit or debit card rather than using cash at a machine.  When you park your car in an area featuring the RingGo service you simply contact RingGo by Smartphone app, calling, SMS or on-line, and pay for your parking.

With RingGo:

  • You no longer need to carry change
  • You don't have to visit a parking machine and
  • You don't need to walk back with a parking ticket - Parking Attendants check which vehicles have paid to park via this method using their handheld units.

How do I register with RingGo?

You can pre-register with RingGo either by using the RingGo smartphone apps (downloadable free of charge via your handset or on the internet at

You will be asked to provide :

  • The number plate, colour and make of your vehicle
  • Your payment card details

Alternatively you can regsiter at the same time you want to park, either by using the RingGo apps or by calling the RingGo number which is 0203 046 0060

Once registered RingGo recognises your mobile phone number and retrieves information you have given previously. This means that when you pay you only have to provide:  

RingGo - UoB Example Sticker

  • The four or five digit location code where you are parked.  Signs like the example shown will be fixed to our pay & display machines.  If you are a University permit holder and therefore eligible to park for £1 a day please ensure you use the correct location code (see example below, you would use Code 15692).  Non permit holders should use the main location code.  Codes may be different at each location.
  • The length of time you want to park
  • Your payment card 3 digit security code

To see a video of how to register and pay with RingGo, please go to the link below and select the RingGo video:

How much does RingGo cost?

There is no charge for registering with RingGo and no charge for using the smartphone applications.

When you park your vehicle with RingGo you will generally pay a 20p convenience charge on top of the parking tariff that applies.  This charge will be shown on your credit/debit card statement.  Optional parking session confirmation and reminder texts (alerting you when your session is about to run out) cost 10p per message.

Benefits of RingGo  -  extending your parking session

If you want to extend your stay you can remotely 'top up' your parking fee, simply contact RingGo again and the service will ask you:

  • How long you want to extend
  • What your card security code is

Can I get a VAT receipt?

If you need a VAT receipt you can view and print in on-line by logging in at

Other location numbers 

Please visit to see all the location numbers in your area and across the UK.


 Car Sharing

We enourage staff and students to consider car sharing to improve the environmental impact if travelling by car is the only option.


The University now has a limited number of priority car parking spaces for staff who are registered ub.liftshare members. 20 x spaces are available across 5 locations:

7   Ring Road (outside the Old Gym)
4   West Car Park
4   Pritchatts Road Car Park
3   Physics (left of the entrance to Chancellors Court )
2   Ashley (upper level)

Spaces are reserved for registered ub.liftshare members only until 9.30am.  Users must display a valid University of Birmingham parking permit and two membership cards visibly on the dashboard of the car.

Spaces that are not occupied by 9.30am will become available for general parking.     

To apply for your membership card please register via ub.liftshare.  Once registered with Liftshare you will then need to find a car sharing 'Budi'.  Once you have found somebody to share with you can set up a 'Budi' team which will give you a unique team number.  You will receive a confirmation e-mail, please forward this to and your card will be sent out to you and your Liftshare Budi.

If you are already a registered member then you will also need to set up a Budi team and forward on your confirmation email as above.

Car Sharing Protocol 

  • When using the designated car share spaces on campus you must display two
    membership cards visibly on the dashboard of the car.
  • You must display a valid parking permit or ticket
  • You should not park in the designated car sharing spaces when not car sharing.
  • You must notify the car parking office immediately of any changes to your car share arrangement and if you cease car sharing you must revert to using a normal car park space and return your membership card to Security.

Please Note: Enforcement action including Penalty Charge Notices (PCN) may be taken if the designated car share spaces are not used correctly.


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