On campus, our team manages and maintains several car parks, each with different conditions for parking. Parking on university grounds is a charged for service:
- Visitor parking is subject to a daily rate, settled either by Pay & Display or at pay on foot machines
- Eligible staff and students may apply for a parking permit
- Staff can also arrange visitor-parking permits for invited guests
We operate a car share scheme, 'Smart Share' aimed at reducing the number of one-person, one-car commuter journeys.
Finding parking spaces on campus can be difficult and the surrounding local road network is subject to congestion at peak travel times. Sharing your journey eases congestion, lessens your travel costs and helps reduce environmental impact. There are also parking bays on campus dedicated to 'Smartshare' permit holders only before 10:30.
The University has two charging points in the West Car Park (P2/P3) provided by Chargemaster on the Polar Network. Currently there is no charge for charging but there is a monthly fee for Polar Network membership.
A rapid charger is available for use in the Visitors to Earlham Park, Zone A Car Park, there is a time restricted stay of 1 hour at the rapid charger. You will need to register to use the charging point at:
Step 1: Online Driver details, address and contact information and agreement to Terms & Conditions
Step 2: Account email validation link, click this to be redirected to Activate your Account & Set a Password
An email will be sent to your inbox (Check spam & Junk folders)
Step 3: Payment Details – In order to allow for tariff charge point billing.
At the payment screen, you will be directed to out online Payment provider ‘Go Cardless’ where direct debit can be set up.
Step 4: Vehicle Details – Once payment details have been completed, your vehicle details will be entered.
Step 5: Card dispatched – Within 1-2 working days with all steps completed for account setup.
The chargemaster charging point, on the Polar network located in the Earlham Park Zone A Car Park will be relocated to the Main Car Park in Summer 2019.
Due to capacity issues in respect of the supply of power the University does not have any plans pre 2020 to increase the number of charging points available. A review will take place post 2020.
Charging points are porvided as a service and as such the University will shortly introduce a charge for using the points.
EVs Only - It’s never acceptable for an internal combustion car to park in a spot designated for a plug-in car, regardless of how crowded a car park is and no matter how infrequently the charging location is used.
Only Charge When Necessary - Don’t charge if you don’t need to, leave the spot free for another EV driver that might need it more than you.
Charge and Move On - Only occupy a charging spot while your car is being charged. As soon as the charging session is completed—either when your battery is full or when you have adequate range to comfortably reach your destination, unplug and move your car as soon as possible. Many charging networks and car apps can be set to notify you by email or text when your charging session is completed.
There is no general parking for coaches on campus so organisers of events should contact the Lodge well in advance to arrange drop off and collection points.