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Winter graduation: campus parking


Winter 2021 graduation celebrations will be held on Wednesday 8, Thursday 9 and Friday 10 December this year. To accommodate changes in the graduation format as a result of COVID-19, most of our celebrations will be hosted on the Whiteknights campus.

We will therefore be reserving car parks 1A through to 4 for Graduands and their guests at Whiteknights. The Whitegates car park will also be reserved at the London Road campus, where the graduation ceremonies themselves will take place in the Great Hall.

As parking for colleagues on both campuses will be extremely limited on these days, we ask all other staff who work on the Whiteknights or London Road campuses, and who usually drive, to review their usual working and travel arrangements for Wednesday 8, Thursday 9 and Friday 10 December.

Work from home                                 

Colleagues who usually travel by car and who can effectively work from home are strongly encouraged to talk to their managers about working from home on the Graduation Days.

For those who need to come to campus and for whom driving is the only option, there will be parking available for staff in car parks 6 to13 and our halls, on a first come, first served basis. Please car share with colleagues where you can.

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

Robert Van de Noort, Vice-Chancellor said:

"Firstly, I would like to thank each and every member of staff at the University who works hard to make graduation the positive and celebratory days that they are.

Graduation is an important event in the academic calendar, where graduands and their guests come together to recognise and celebrate their award. At Graduation, students become alumni, whose support is invaluable to each new generation of students who come to study with us. It is really important that we make their graduation day as special as possible for them.

Therefore we are asking again for the cooperation of our staff, and in particular, in asking you not to drive to the Whiteknights or London Road campus unless it is really necessary. Please do consider and plan your working arrangements for 8, 9 and 10 December now."

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