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Car parking: overnight

Standard overnight parking

Overnight parking is available in car parks 8 (Sports Centre) and 15 (behind the IMC). The following rules apply:

  • There is no charge for parking overnight between 6pm and 6am.
  • If you have a University permit, you should display it at all times when parking on campus.
  • If you use pay and display, a full-day ticket will be valid until 00:00 hours. If you park overnight, you must move your car by 6am when parking becomes chargable again.
  • If you use flexi-pay scratch cards and intend to leave your car beyond 6am, then you must display a scratch card with that date scratched off. For example, if you arrive at 10am on a Tuesday and intend to park until 5pm on the following day, you would need to display 2 flexi-pay scratchcards, one showing Tuesday and one showing the Wednesday. You can display a maximum of 2 flexi-pay scratchcards.

To support the Library's 24/7 opening hours, the pay and display machines in car parks 8 (Sports Centre) and 15 (behind the IMC) provide the option of buying 24 hour, 3 day and 5 day tickets.

Learning Grid

If you need to stay past midnight to work in the Learning Grid, please move your car to the visitor car park 17 at the front of University House, and inform the on-duty porter. You'll need to move the car by 6am.

Other car parks

If you need to park overnight on campus in any other car park, contact to make arrangements with us.

Unapproved vehicles left parked overnight in other car parks will be issued with a notice as stated on the enforcement pages and given a fine of £70.

Restricted bays

When parking overnight, the same rules as usual apply to restricted bays. If your car is found parked in a disabled parking space, or in a designated Car Share space within restricted hours, you may recieve a parking ticket. Please see our regulations page for more information.