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Car parking and permit arrangements for students returning 2023-24

The University’s parking arrangements will continue for the 2023-24 academic year in line with the University’s Car Park and Permit Application Policy 

Current e-permit holders are required to re-apply. Parking for student e-permit holders will remain free.  

An E-Permit is an electronic parking permit. An E-Permit allows the holder to park their registered vehicle on University grounds, conforming to the conditions of use, without the need to display a physical permit on the vehicle windscreen. E-Permits are allocated at the discretion of the University of Brighton in line with our permit criteria.  

Parking restrictions will remain in place at all times as follows: 

  • 7am –5pm Monday – Friday (core hours) vehicles must have a valid E-Permit. Student e-permit parking is free of charge.  
  • At all other times (5.01pm – 6.59am) vehicles must have a valid E-Permit OR a valid payment session, to park. 

Find out more about the University’s parking facilities 

If you’re a current E-Permit holder

If you have an existing E-Permit, this will expire on 31 July 2023. 

If you wish to have a permit for the 2023-24 academic year, you are required to reapply for an e-permit.  

Applications for an e-permit can be made at any time and will be valid for one year from the date of approval.  

Re-apply for an E-Permit by logging into your e-permit account and following the re-application link. Your login email address will be a university email address. If you have forgotten your password, please use the ‘lost your password’ link to re-set your account.  

Please note, having held a permit before does not guarantee a permit will be provided again, particularly if the address you are travelling from has changed. 

If you do not re-apply for an e-permit, it will expire on 31 July and you will not be permitted to park after this date. If your application for a new e-permit is declined, your current e-permit will be valid until 31 July 2023.  

E-Permit criteria

There are a limited number of parking E-Permits available. These are allocated on the basis of need, not a first-come-first-served basis, as per the criteria outlined in the University’s Car Park and Permit Application Policy. 

This includes the availability of a reasonable public transport route, and the University considers one change either on the same mode of transport, or onto a different mode of transport, to be reasonable. 

E-Permit validity

Student e-permits will be valid for one year from date of application.  

Students are required to reapply for a permit on an annual basis, in recognition of changing circumstances and living locations. This will also allow the university to better understand and control the number of e-permits and parking available.  

Parking availability 

Please note that parking spaces are limited on campus and being allocated an E-Permit does not guarantee that a parking space will be available on any specific day. Parking at our Falmer campus experiences particularly high demand. E-Permit holders can park at any university car park and travel to the campus by other means, for example, parking at the Moulsecoomb Parking facility and catching a public bus, (which run approximately every 6 minutes along the Lewes Road).  

Parking arrangements 

Parking restrictions are enforced on all sites on a 24/7 basis throughout the year by Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras operated by the University’s parking management contractor, UK Car Park Management (UK CPM). 

Not having a University E-Permit (required for parking during core hours) or payment session could result in you receiving a Parking Charge Notice (PCN). Notices/emails displayed in cars whilst waiting for an E-Permit to be approved are not accepted in lieu of an E-Permit. 

Vehicles must park within marked parking bays which include, white-lined bays or block coloured bays. Parking outside the bays may result in a PCN being issued. For white-lined bays, all vehicle wheels must fit within the floor markings that delineate each parking bay. In the case of a coloured bay, you must be parked reasonably within the coloured bay, if one or more whole wheel is outside the coloured bay a PCN may be issued. 

If you receive a PCN, appeals should be made following the instructions on the notice and made directly to UK CPM. 

Vehicles are not permitted to exceed a maximum stay and must park within the following restrictions: 

  • Monday to Friday – 24 hours, no return is permitted within 3 hours 
  • Saturday to Sunday – 36 hours, no return is permitted within 3 hours. 

Terms and conditions for parking can be found on signage in all car parks and must be adhered to at all times. 

Contact for general enquiries or appeals. 

Electric vehicle charging points

Electric vehicle charging points are available for vehicle charging at Moulsecoomb, Falmer, Eastbourne and Varley Park, in dedicated car parking bays. Charging is accessed and paid for through the Pod Point app. Users must have a valid E-Permit to park. 

View the full details and charge point locations. 

Further information

You can read full details of the university’s parking arrangements including terms and conditions of use in the university’s parking policy (pdf). If you’re a staff member then check out the Parking and Transport page on StaffCentral (login required). 

Find out more about sustainable and active travel options. 

If you have any questions relating to this update, please contact: 


Robin Coleman • 8 June 2023

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