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.

Car Park Management

The University has a car park management system at the Edgbaston site.  Any vehicle which contravenes the University of Birmingham's Traffic Regulations regarding vehicles on campus will 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 9.30am and 4.30pm Monday to Fridays.

Contact email:

Telephone: 0121 414 2623

 Latest News 

 Partial Closure of Vincent Drive Car Park from 16th November 2015 for approx 6 weeks.



The number of spaces in this car park will be temporarily reduced from 16th November for approx 6 weeks, this is for safety reasons whilst the Lombardy Poplar tress next to the railway line are felled.

Alternative parking is available at Pritchatts Road car park and Pritchatts Park student Village. 

Please be aware that staff who display a blue Univesity permit will be required to purchase a £1 pay & display ticket in these car parks as they are not barrier controlled.


Pritchatts Park, The Vale and Selly Oak Campus

Car park charging and enforcement will be introduced in these areas from 28th September 2015.

Student Residents

Student residents should apply for a resident permit via Pritchatts Park or Shackleton reception directly.

Non-Resident Students

Eligible students (those issued with a current valid green permit) may park at Pritchatts Park and Selly Oak Campus for £1 per day pay & display.  There is no provision for non resident students to park at The Vale.


Staff who wish to park at any of the above sites site must either sign up to the new Fixed Monthly Scheme (see below) and obtain a purple permit or choose to pay & display.  The current blue staff permit will not be valid in these areas and current blue permit holders should update to the new scheme or purchase a pay & display ticket.


Visitors and all other users must purchase a pay & display ticket at the correct tarrif for their length of stay.

Selly Oak Campus pay & display machines are located at:

Rear of George Cadbury Hall

Elmfield House

Johnston Car Park - adjacent to The Close / Alan Geale House  

University Health Centre - Pritchatts Park

Parking in this area is strictly for Health Centre staff and patients ONLY, it is not available for general parking.


  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 9.30am and 4.30pm Monday to Friday. This includes vehicles which have entered before 9.30am and leave after 4.30pm, if they are present during the charging period. Charges do not apply between 4.30pm on one day and 9.30am 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

Please click here for a summary of Staff Parking Permit options.  Please read then 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 here


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

North East Multi Storey Car Park

The University multi-storey car park, located next to 52 Pritchatts Road, opened in February 2014 and is known as the North East Car Park. The Car Park operates using Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) meaning that users pay on foot rather than pay and display. Staff who hold a blue or purple permit are able to park here and swipe their ID card to exit and will be charged for parking via salary deduction. Please note staff who choose to pay on foot for their car parking must advise the car parking office so that their vehicle regsitration number can be added to the ANPR system to allow them to park for a £1 fee. Visitors will be required to pay the applicable rate for their stay (see visitor car parking below). 

 Honorary and Emeritus Parking 


Honorary and Emeritus 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.  Pay & display facillities are available in Pritchatts Rd Car Park and North Car Park.

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
  • 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
Click Here to access an Application Form which you should complete and return via e-mail attachment to please attach any supporting documentation necessary as advised above.

Where Can I Park?

Students who are issued with an approved permit are permitted to park in the following 4 areas. 

North Car Park (Pritchatts Road, opposite the School of Metallurgy & Materials) 
Pritchatts Road Car Park (corner of Pritchatts Road and Vincent Drive) 

Pritchatts Park - from the Academic Year, Sept 28th 2015 

Please note that the car parks shown above 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 or or call 01214142623


 A valid green student permit is required in all areas above

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 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


 Electric Vehicle Information 

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