Parking at the university is in high demand and we encourage our students to look at alternative travel options such as public transport or cycling. Students who wish to drive to the university from further afield are advised to use Costessey Park & Ride Services.
Undergraduates and postgraduate taught students are not issued with parking permits and are not allowed to park on University grounds between 7am and 2pm. Students may park after 2pm as visitors in the Main Car Park, paying visitor parking fees.
Parking for Placements
Students resident on campus who require a vehicle to attend placements as part of their course may be provided with a permit to park for the duration of the placement. Students should complete the Vehicle Registration and Direct Debit form along with confirmation from the school of placement arrangements. Permits will be available 10 days before and valid for 10 days after the placement to enable vehicles to be collected and returned to non-UEA addresses. A daily charge of £1.64 is incurred Monday to Friday and parking is provided in the Lower Village only.
Postgraduate research students may apply for a parking permit.
- Eligible students must complete a parking permit application form and should also complete and return a Direct Debit Form
- Please read the University's Vehicle Regulations before applying
We aim to process applications within 3 working days however please allow 10 days during peak times (start of Autumn semester).Parking charges for permit holders
Parking for permit holders at the university is subject to a daily charge* linked to salary with "bands" to reflect levels of income. Charges will be automatically deducted from your salary (UEA payroll members) or taken from your bank account via direct debit.
Motorcycles are allowed to park free of charge, but must not be parked in vehicle parking bays.
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*Charges are in place every day with the exception of Saturdays, Sundays, concessionary days, Bank & Public Holidays. Please note parking for 4 hours or less attracts a 50% discount.
Swipe card access
Once a permit is issued your campus card will be programmed to provide swipe card access to car parks with barriers. Remember to use your campus card on entry and exit (even if barriers are open) for the correct amount to be debited. The parking fee will be automatically debited from salary or bank account via direct debit.
Additional Parking For Permit Holders
The ‘Park and Stride’ or Triangle car park is approximately a 15 minute walk from the center of the main campus (approximately 0.8 miles) and 10 minutes from the hospital and Edith Cavell building. The map to the right displays the walk from the Triangle site to Chancellors drive through the Colney playing fields.
Access to the car park is available via permit holder swipe card access only
The car park is charged at a reduced rate as an incentive to park, at £1 for a full day and 50p for less than four hours. Users will need to swipe into the site using their campus card, and then *purchase a ticket at the pay and display machine or from 15th May make payment online, over the phone or via the Parkonomy mobile app. The service will enable drivers to pay for a day on arrival or book and pay for a whole week or longer in advance.
*This system is necessary as the charges for this car park are not in line with current swipe card charges in other car parks.
There are 300 spaces available at the site. Occasionally these will be shared with the John Innes Centre conference team.
Change of Vehicle
If you replace your vehicle a new permit is free of charge as long as you return your existing permit (£10 admin fee is charged otherwise).
Lost / Stolen Permits
Lost or stolen permits will be replaced upon payment of a fee of £10.00
Change of Details?
Please complete a permit change of details form to let us know about changes to your vehicle or address.
Return completed forms to Student Parking Appeals Panel, Travel & Transport Team, The Lodge, University of East Anglia, Norwich, NR4 7TJ. Please note that if the form is not completed correctly and/or supporting evidence is missing the Panel cannot consider your submission.
Please note: permits provided following appeal are usually only valid for 12 months from the date of issue and a further appeal will be required to extend the expiry date of the permit.