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Reminder: staff car parking limited at Whiteknights for Open Days on 16 and 17 June

Open Days June 16 and 17

We will be welcoming thousands of visitors to our Whiteknights Campus for our first Open days of 2017 on 16 and 17 June. With more than 800 cars expected on each day, we will be reserving car parks 1A, 2, 7, 9 and 10 together for Open Day visitors.

This means that parking for staff on campus will be extremely limited with priority given to staff directly supporting Open Day activities. We are therefore asking all other staff who work on Whiteknights campus, and who usually drive, to review their usual working and travel arrangements for Friday 16 June, and, where appropriate, Saturday 17 June.

Work from home

For those staff who usually travel by car, don't have any meetings planned, and who are set up to work from home, are strongly encouraged to talk to their managers about working from home on Friday 16 June.

Travel by train with free bus ticket to Whiteknights campus

For those staff who need to come to campus and can travel by train, we would strongly encourage you to do so. As an incentive, we are offering all staff free return bus tickets to and from the station on the 21 and 21A.  The buses will be operating a term-time timetable with buses every five to ten minutes. Tickets will be available from Whiteknights House reception from Monday 12 June. Just pop in and pick up your free return ticket.

For those staff who need to come to campus and for whom driving is the only option, there will be parking available for staff in all our halls, on a first come first served basis on both days.  Car share with colleagues where you can.

There will be parking spaces in the main campus car parks for any members of staff who hold a blue badge.

Sir David Bell, Vice-Chancellor said:

“Open Days are a really important part of our student recruitment efforts, and I am grateful to everyone who works hard to make the events a success.

As in previous years, we expect the Whiteknights campus to be busy on 16 and 17 June. Visitors and colleagues supporting the event will be given priority for parking spaces, and I urge you not to drive to work unless it is necessary.

Many of our visitors will have travelled a considerable distance to visit us and we want their experience to be memorable for all the right reasons.”

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