Visitors FAQs

Our school receives a high number of visitors - what is the best way to arrange parking for them?

How do I book my visitor into Car Park 5?

My visitor has turned up unannounced at the main University Reception, what should they do about parking?

We have an event/seminar/workshp coming up, what is the best way to arrange parking?

Will visitor permits be needed for Open Days?

Is there parking available at the University for Graduation?

How do I apply for a permit if I'm a visiting academic?

Do I need a permit if I am volunteering at the University?

 

Our school receives a high number of visitors - what is the best way to arrange parking for them?

Schools and Functions are entitled to receive 50 permits per term free of charge. If you require more than the allocated amount, you can request additional permits at a cost of £1 per permit from reception@reading.ac.uk You will be asked to provide a valid University project code to pay for the additional permits.

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How do I book my visitor into Car Park 5?

To book your visitor into Car Park 5 please submit an online booking form: http://www.reading.ac.uk/parking/staff/park-staff-book-visitor-parking.aspx

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My visitor has turned up unannounced at the main University Reception, what should they do about parking?

We can issue a visitor parking permit at the Whiteknights House reception, we would then cross charge the cost of the permit to the school/department

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We have an event/seminar/workshp coming up, what is the best way to arrange parking?

If you are running an event at the University, you should always inform security of your event (security@reading.ac.uk), especially if you are expecting external visitors. A member of our security team will advise on the parking options available.

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Will visitor permits be needed for Open Days?

There is limited parking available on Whiteknights campus that will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Members of our security team will direct you to a parking space once you arrive. Permits will not be required.

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Is there parking available at the University for Graduation?

We do have limited parking for the Graduation ceremony attendees and their guests. Graduands and their guests will be able to park on the Whiteknights campus and take the free shuttle bus to London Road campus. Permits will not be required.

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How do I apply for a permit if I'm a visiting academic?

You will need to request the associate parking application form by emailing reception@reading.ac.uk and submit it to Whiteknights House reception with a letter from your school/department confirming your status and the duration of your visit. Alternatively you can fill the online form for an associate permit.

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Do I need a permit if I am volunteering at the University?

If you are a volunteer, please contact the leader of your volunteer group, who should be a member of the University and who can make the necessary arrangements.

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For parking enquiries, please contact reception

Book visitor parking:

Parking Form - Visitors

 

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