Apply for a campus parking permit

Following Government guidelines and University advice, Reception Services are scaling our services down to a bare minimum from Monday 23rd March until further notice. The reception desks will be unstaffed, and the phones will not be monitored. We will continue to monitor email inboxes where we can. We will do our best to provide what services we can, but as this is an unprecedented situation, there will be a delay in our response, and we may not be able to immediately action your request.  

Application Process

The closing date for student applications is 11.59pm on the Friday of Welcome week i.e. the week before the teaching term begins. For the 2020/21 academic year, the deadline is Friday 2nd October 2020.

If you are starting a course part way through the academic year (October-September) you can apply for a parking permit within ten working days of you starting your course.

Your application will be considered against the following qualifying criteria:

  • Medical condition causing current mobility issues
  • Temporary incapacity
  • Course related requirements
  • Lack of public transport

Please note, if you are applying on the basis of a medical condition or a temporary incapacity, you can provide medical evidence, or a completed DAS Impact Form. Please refer to the Campus Criteria for more information. We would encourage any student meeting these criteria to register with the University's Disability Advisory Service for other support whilst at University.

If you have a lifelong medical condition and you have previously submitted evidence to us in a past application, you do not need to provide it again. We reserve the right to ask for any additional information deemed appropriate.

For more information on the qualifying criteria please see the Campus Criteria. We expect suitable supporting evidence to be submitted at the time of the application or as soon as possible thereafter. Failure to provide the supporting evidence will render your application void.

During the Sept/Oct permit run, there will be an amnesty on parking from August. This will allow you to park in UPP Halls of Residence car parks whilst your application is processed. If your application is successful you will be expected to have paid for, collected, and be displaying your permit within 10 working days of the permit being approved, or until the amnesty period expires, whichever is sooner. The amnesty period will expire when the Parking Appeals Panel meets. The Parking Appeal Panel for 2020/21 has yet to be scheduled as a result of Covid-19. We hope to arrange the panel for later in 2020. The Parking Appeals Panel meets to determine the outcome of any appeals received in the 2020/21 academic year.

Once you are displaying your permit you must also park in the correct car parks associated with your permit.

Unsuccessful applicants may appeal the decision, noting the caveats below.


Students with a valid disabled badge can apply for a free permit. Otherwise the costs are as follows:

  • £21.50 for term car permit
  • £53.00 for annual car permit
  • £13.00 for annual motorcycle permit

Online payment details will be provided to successful applicants. The amount must be paid within ten working days. Failure to make payment will result in the permit being cancelled.

Should you no longer require your permit, we may be able to offer a refund against the remaining time on your permit. Such refunds are subject to an administration fee of £10. We will only process refunds on the return of your permit.

Parking on campus or in Halls without a valid permit will incur a parking charge notice of £75.

The iPermit:

The iPermit allows for more flexibility with student parking.

If you require parking for a short period, for instance, if your course only requires attendance on site for 1 week, the iPermit may be a viable alternative to a single term permit.

Valid from anywhere between 1 week and up to 10 weeks in the Autumn and Spring term.

Valid from anywhere between 1 week and up to 7 weeks in the Summer term.

Please apply using the form below. The same criteria for permit applications apply. You may apply for an iPermit at any time during the year, but you must apply at least 1 week before the permit is required. Please note- if you have had an application for parking declined, you are not eligible to then apply for an iPermit.    

  • £10.92 for periods between 1 and 4 weeks
  • £21.84 for periods between 4 and 10 weeks


* Indicates required information

Duration of permit

Vehicle details

Please indicate below which site(s) you wish your permit to, for example, if your course is split between London Road and Earley Gate, please tick both options.

Personal details


Term-time address

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Qualifying information

Please add any further information to support your application, please enter it into the field below.

My Application is based on the following criteria (tick all that apply)* All ticked areas will require supporting evidence



Please note: If you need to upload multiple documents please add them to a zip file and then upload the zip file. How to do this is explained further here How to Zip Files Together.

Additional supporting evidence will be requested


  • I declare that the vehicle detailed above is insured against third party risks for use on public and private roads and that the vehicle has a valid road fund licence.
  • I hold a full driving licence for the class of vehicle that the application refers to and the driving licence is valid for driving in the UK.
  • I have read and understood and agree to abide by the regulations relating to the use of vehicles on campus
  • The address quoted above is correct and registered with Student Services.
  • I agree to the University charging me for the student parking permit.
  • I agree to make this payment as quickly as possible.

The information you provide will be stored in a parking database for use by authorised personnel. Revenue generated from Vehicle Entry Permits is used to fund initiatives from the University's Green Transport Plan. Charges are reviewed annually. For queries relating to this form please telephone: +44 (0)118 378 7307.

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. You only have the right of appeal if you have submitted an application by the deadline noted above.

The Parking Appeal Panel for 2020/21 has yet to be scheduled as a result of Covid-19. We hope to arrange the panel for later in 2020. The Parking Appeals Panel meets to determine the outcome of any appeals received in the 2020/21 academic year.

The Parking Appeal Panel (at least three out of five members will determine an appeal and the appeal panel should always include a student representative) will consist of:

  • A member of Student Financial Support
  • Director of Estates
  • Campus Services Director
  • Student Welfare and Representation Member
  • Director of Student Recruitment and Outreach (only to be asked to attend the Parking Appeal Panel meeting if other members are unavailable).

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