Student parking

 

Car parking spaces at the University are severely limited, so parking is restricted to those with a permit. Parking at halls is also limited and is controlled by a separate permit system.

Before bringing your vehicle onto campus, please ensure that you have applied for and obtained a parking permit. Parking at the University is subject to the Parking Regulations. Anyone infringing the regulations is likely to receive a warning notice and a fine of £75.

Blue badge holders may apply for a free of charge permit.

Designated motorcycle parking spaces can be found at the following car parks: Sports Centre, CP5, CP6, CP12 , AMS and RSSL. These parking areas are in addition to parking spaces available for both cars and motorcycles that can be found in University campus and halls car parks.

If you are not eligible for a permit, there are a number of alternatives that you can use to get around. If you choose to park off-site, please ensure you park legally and considerately, taking into account any parking restrictions.

Parking on campus

You will need a permit to park on campus and these are only usually awarded to students with mobility issues or with other extenuating circumstances that meet the Campus Criteria.  If you are eligible you can apply for a parking permit using the online form. 

The deadline for student parking applications is the last day of the Welcome Week, however we can accept applications after the cut off date if you have had a change of circumstances.  Applications received after the cut off date will only be considered if you have had a significant change of circumstances. Please note that the  Campus Criteria still apply.

Appeal Process

If you have been refused a parking permit you may choose to appeal to the Parking Appeal Panel. An appeal must be made within 5 working days from receiving notification of refusal.

The Parking Appeal Panel will meet on the 26th of October to determine the outcome of any appeals received in the academic year 2017/18.

Parking regulations

Parking at the University is subject to the Parking Regulations. Anyone infringing the regulations is likely to receive a warning notice and a fine of £75.

Parking Charge Notice - appeals

The procedure for appealing a Parking Charge Notice is outlined on the reverse of the Notice. You should in the first instance contact Total Parking Solutions.

Parking at halls

The Student Residency agreement prohibits students living in halls to park on campus or within a one mile radius of campus. This applies to both cars and motorcycles. Except in very specific cases, students living in halls are unable to bring a vehicle to the University. The area around the University is for Residents parking only. Students with mobility issues or other extenuating circumstances that meet the Halls Criteria will need to apply online for a halls parking permit.

Blue badge holders may apply for a free of charge permit.

The deadline for student parking applications is the last day of the Welcome Week, however we can accept applications after the cut off date if you have had a change of circumstances. Please note that the Halls Criteriastill apply to applications received after the cut off date.

Please note that Halls permits are not valid in any of the campus car parks. Permits printed with a Hall's name are only valid within that Hall's car park.

All of the University's halls are located within a short walk of the Whiteknights and London Road campuses and there are a number of alternative ways to get around.

 

Appeal Process

If you have been refused a parking permit you may choose to appeal to the Parking Appeal Panel. An appeal must be made within 5 working days from receiving notification of refusal.

The Parking Appeal Panel will meet on the 26th of October to determine the outcome of any appeals received in the academic year 2016/17.

Before bringing your vehicle to your hall of residence, please ensure that you have applied for and that your application has been pre-approved. Parking at the University is subject to the Parking Regulations. Anyone infringing the regulations is likely to receive a warning notice and a fine of £75.

Parking at halls - Visitors Permits

Students living in halls accommodation can purchase parking permits for their visitors. All visitors parking in Halls car parks between 8.30 am and 5.00 pm Monday to Friday will be required to display a valid parking permit. Permits can be purchased in advance online at http://store.rdg.ac/UoR-HallsVisitorPermit Please note that we require 24 hrs notice to process all online purchases. The cost of a visitor permit is £5 for half day and £8 for a full day permit.

Once you have made the online payment please ensure you show the receipt to your group reception team, otherwise they will be unable to issue a permit.

Failure to display a permit may incur a Civil Enforcement Notice.

A bicycle at the University of ReadingAlternatives

Reading is a very well connected university and it's easy to get around without using a car. Here are some of the options available to you:

  • Cycling: there are over 1,100 cycle racks on campus as well as secure bicycle storage at halls.
    Visit the Reading Borough Council page on cycle lanes and routes
  • Buses: the University's campuses are very well served by buses, with the 20, 20a and 21 passing through the Whiteknights campus between Reading Station and Lower Earley.
    Visit the Reading Buses website
  • Car sharing: the University has a car sharing scheme, run as part of the liftshare network, which matches up members doing similar journeys at similar times to help users save money and to reduce emissions and road congestion.
    Visit www.RUcarsharing.com
  • University Car Club: if you're over 19 you can hire a low emissions Fiat 500 from Whiteknights campus for 5 an hour or 30 a day including tax, insurance, congestion charge and fuel. For more information and to sign up for free see the Join the University Car Club on the Clean & Green website.

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Did you know...

that revenue generated from parking permits is used to fund initiatives from the University's Green Transport Plan?

 

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