How to apply

Connect to the University VPN then click here to update your vehicle details and to apply for a new permit.

Parking services: Update on staff parking and permits from January 2021

Issued 8/12/2020

Parking will continue to be free of charge for staff and students in early 2021 - we will continue to monitor this arrangement as the year progresses.

We will continue to operate a permit system to ensure the car parks are being used by those on University business. It also enables us to contact vehicle owners in need of emergency, and understand what demand there may be for parking facilities moving forward.

Those already with a permit should display this on their vehicle when visiting campus; there is no need to display a scratchcard.

Permit expiry dates will be extended to September 2021, so our campus wardens know they are valid, but we may need to introduce charges before this.

Those who do not have a permit will need to apply for one, and existing permit holders may also want to manage their permit. Click here to apply for or manage a permit.

Criteria for assigning new permits will be relaxed as we realise some people may feel worried about using public transport. However, if driving to work is not possible or if you do not want to drive, bus frequencies are at pre-Covid levels and we have launched more programmes to promote cycling to work.
If you require further advice on how to travel to campus, contact

Any problems

If you are having difficulties, please email

Appeals against failure to qualify for a Category ‘B’ parking permit

The online permit application software system is programmed to determine the eligibility of users for a Category B parking permit. A random sample of straight-forward applications is checked by Parking Services and all applications quoting 'additional considerations' in the criteria section are visited to determine whether they merit a special approval.

Applicants whose ‘B’ request has been rejected and feel unjustly treated may appeal against the decision by writing with the grounds for their dissatisfaction to Parking Services. If, after revisiting the application with this information, it is still rejected, appellants may have their case reviewed by the Appeals Panel.

Discounted parking for staff in our multi-storey car parks

University staff are eligible for discounted parking in the NCP on Solly Street (S1 4DE) and the Q-Park on Durham Road (S10 2JA). Follow the guidance below to arrange this:

NCP logoNCP Solly Street (560 spaces)

If you hold a university category B permit, please contact to enquire about availability at Solly Street.

If you are a University staff member without a parking permit, you can park in the NCP on Solly Street at a discounted price of £5 per day with an NCP Park Pass. The following instructions explain how to sign up for this:

  • Visit and register as a new customer
  • Follow the instructions given.
  • At stage 4 of the registration process, enter the Saver ID code: AUN6X4LD
  • Once the registration is complete you should receive your Park Pass within seven days. You can then manage your account online, adding credit as required.

You can also use the NCP Park Pass in other NCP car parks, with 10 per cent off the advertised rate during the first three months.

If you don't reapply for a B permit, or your B permit ends prematurely, then this discount rate will cease.

If you have any questions please email

Q Park logoQ-Park Durham Road (560 spaces)

Please note, this is a popular car park and there is currently a waiting list for discounted staff permits.

However, the simple process for getting a Daily Value Card is managed by Q-Park; once you have the card you are eligible to park for £6 per day.

For an application form, email