Apply for a halls parking permit

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.

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
  • Extracurricular activities

For more information on the qualifying criteria please see the Halls 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.

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, from the 1st August 2019 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.

Introducing the new iPermit:

The iPermit has been introduced for the 2019/20 academic year, and 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

Vehicle details

Personal details

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)* Each criteria that is ticked 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, understood and agree to abide by the Parking Regulations.
  • 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 will meet on the 4th November 2019 to determine the outcome of any appeals received in the academic year 2019/20.

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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