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.

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.

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.

Band Approx. FT Salary Charge / day <4 hours
A <£15k £1.22 £0.61
B £15-£37k £1.64 £0.82
C £37-£52k £1.98 £0.99
D £52K+



*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.

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