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Residential Parking

Parking facilities available to students living on campus

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Where can I park? 

Residential student parking is only available on College Lane campus. Purple zone areas on this map indicate where students with a residential permit can park. 

Please do not park in the residential areas around the University as it is unfair to our neighbours and may result in disciplinary action. 

How can I apply? 

Residential parking permit applications are now open. To submit an application, you must have: 

  • Accepted a room in campus accommodation at the College Lane site
  • Your evidence, to upload as part of your application (see criteria below) 

Please note this is not a first come, first served service; all applications will be reviewed against the published criteria below and therefore you need to make sure that your evidence is attached to your application. 

If your permit application is approved, we will contact you with further information about how to make a payment. 

The cost of a permit for the 2022/23 academic year is £188.83.  

Please read the eligibility criteria before you apply for a residential permit. 

Submit your application 

What do I do if I have a Blue Badge? 

You will be asked to provide a copy of your Blue Badge and will be issued with a permit free of charge. 

What do I do if own a motorcycle or moped? 

If you ride a motorcycle or moped, you do not need a permit but you will need to register your motorcycle by contacting the Parking team. You can park for free as long as you’re in a designated motorcycle bay. 

Residential student permit eligibility criteria 

Please note there is no guarantee that if you fit into one of the categories listed below that you will be awarded a residential parking permit. 

Medical and Mobility problems  

If you have medical and/or mobility problems, you will need to support your application with a letter signed by a medical professional (GP or specialist) satisfying the following criteria:  

  • printed on headed paper  
  • dated within the last 12 months  
  • includes a time frame of relevance 
  • why this would require you to park on campus 

Medical appointments  

If you are required to attend frequent (at least every three weeks) medical appointments or medical treatment in an area which cannot reasonably be reached by public transport. You will be required to support your application with a letter signed by a medical professional (GP or specialist) satisfying the following criteria:  

  • printed on headed paper  
  • dated within the last 12 months 
  • includes a time frame of relevance 
  • location of appointments (if different from the header address) 
  • frequency of appointments 
  • why this would require you to park on campus 

Priority programmes  

You are registered full-time on one of the following programmes:  

  • BSc Diagnostic Radiography and Imaging  
  • BSc Dietetics  
  • BSc Midwifery  
  • BSc Nursing 
  • MSc Nursing 
  • MOptom Optometry 
  • BSc Paramedic Science 
  • BSc Radiotherapy and Oncology 
  • BSc Social Work 
  • BSc Physiotherapy 
  • MEng (Hons) Aerospace Engineering with Pilot Studies  

You will need to support your application with a copy of your offer letter or ID card if you are a returning student.  

Placements  

You are not on a priority programme, but have to travel from the campus to your placement, where the placement:  

  • starts or finishes when public transport is not available  
  • is located more than 30 minutes travelling time away from campus  

You will be required to support your application with a personal statement detailing your placement.  

Caring responsibilities  

If the illness or disability of an immediate family member necessitates frequent visits home. You will be required to support your application with either your carers passport or a letter signed by a support worker, support group or a medical professional (GP or specialist) satisfying the following criteria:  

  • printed on headed paper  
  • dated within the last 12 months  
  • includes a time frame of relevance  
  • confirm the ill/disabled family member’s relationship to the student  
  • confirm the illness/disability of the family member.  
  • why this would require you to park on campus 

Talented athletes (Sport Scholars)  

If you have a recognised need to commute to training/competitions on a regular basis and are nationally ranked or have achieved recognition in your sport at a regional level or above. You will be required to support your application with a signed letter on headed paper from the University of Hertfordshire’s sport scholarship coordinator.  

Other exceptional circumstances  

All cases will be reviewed on an individual basis by the Student Information Service team, please supply evidence that supports your request. A personal statement or one from a family member is not deemed sufficient evidence. You will need to be clear on how your circumstances are exceptional and why this would require you to park on campus.  

Contact Us

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