Student parking on campus Student parking on campus

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 which are free of charge for anyone travelling to the UEA.

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 £1.88 is incurred Monday to Friday and parking is provided in the Lower Village only.

Student parking permits Student parking permits

Postgraduate research students may apply for a parking permit.

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.

*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.


Current arrangements:


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Daily Charge


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From 2020 there will be just two parking charge bands:

Band Group Charge
Discounted UEA pay scale grade 1 & 2 employees, students, some Sportspark employees, non-stipendiary, employees contracted to work unsocial hours and those with "D" permits. £3.20
Standard All other permit holders

Currently a 50% discount applies to stays of less than four hours.  Going forward the University is exploring as a priority the option to charge by the hour, with the full day capped at the equivalent of 7 hours.  This option would only be available in barrier controlled car parks and is dependent on the use of an improved technical system which is under development.

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 only to authrised permit holders.

The car park is charged at a reduced rate as an incentive to park, from 21/12/18 at £1.50 for a full day and £0.75p for less than four hours. Users purchase a ticket at the pay and display machine or make  payment  online, over the phone or via your mobile at The service will enable drivers to pay for a day on arrival or book and pay for a whole week or longer in advance.

Please note that your valid UEA vehicle permit must be displayed alongside your pay & display ticket / ticket bought through the online Parkonomy system.

As the charges for this car park are not in line with current charges in other car parks it is not possible to collect payment via the swipe card system.

There are 500 spaces available at the site.

Map showing routes to Park & STride site

Replacement permits

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. 

Student permit appeals Student permit appeals

Where a student is able to demonstrate exceptional and extenuating welfare circumstances the Student Parking Appeals Panel may grant permission to park on the Main Campus or in the Edith Cavell Car Park. To make an appeal please complete a Student Parking Appeals Panel Form

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.

Need help? Need help?

Travel and Transport team

  • Telephone: 01603 592353 (Transport Administrator) or for urgent matters out of hours contact Security 01603 592352

  • Email:

  • Location: The Lodge