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Staff and Doctoral Researchers: Changes to the on-campus car parking charging structure

The charging structure for car parking on the University campus for staff and Doctoral Researchers is being changed, with most changes coming into effect from September 2022.

The new charges will be based on pay grade and whether staff work full- or part-time.

The changes are being made to make the management of the system simpler and less resource intensive. The introduction of dynamic working has also provided an opportunity to revisit car parking charging.

The new charges are as follows:

Grades 1-3


Grades 4-7

£176 for full-time staff

(which equates to 80p per day)

£121 for part-time staff

(which equates to 50p per day)

Grades 8 and above

£300 for full-time staff

(which equates to £1.35 per day)

£209 for part-time staff

(which equates to 90p per day)


Grades 1-3 will no longer pay for their parking from 1 February 2022. Members of staff on those grades will still need to display a permit in their vehicle, however, when it is parked on the campus.

The changes for staff on grades 4 and above who currently pay for an annual parking permit will come into effect from 1 September 2022.

Any staff who have low/zero emissions cars and currently pay nothing for car parking will begin to pay from autumn 2023. They will, however, have to pay to charge their vehicle on campus from autumn 2022. The initial cost will be 18p/kWh. Based on current usage levels the average cost would be £1.98 per charge. The electric charging points on campus will be upgraded, with plans to more than double the number of them, over the next 12 months.

Occasional User car parking credits are still available. They cost 65p a day for grades 4-7 and £1 a day for grades 8 and above. Up to a maximum of 120 credits can be purchased over a 12-month period.

Further information, including a set of Frequently Asked Questions and more details of the investments in sustainable travel on campus, is available Estates and Facilities Management webpages.

If you have any questions about the new charging structure, please email