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Criteria end of summer 2016

All applications for the 2016/17 academic year will be considered under the criteria below. To be considered eligible to apply you must be able to evidence your specific circumstances as outlined below. Note that financial circumstances will not be considered in decision making.

Eligibility criteria

Category Criteria Evidence needed
1. Off-site placement or regular off-site studying
  • You’re undertaking an off-site placement (e.g. a PGCE school placement) or you regularly study at another site (e.g. University Hospital or Wellesbourne). And:
    • You live on campus and need to keep your car here to commute, or:
    • You live off campus and need to use your car because you have split days where you need to park on campus and then drive off-site.
  • A supporting statement from you demonstrating how and why and when.
  • A supporting letter from your Department, printed on headed paper and dated in the last 4 weeks.
2. Official carer responsibilities
  • You are the official carer for a close relative, and you need to have a car at your term time address (on or off campus) to travel home regularly to provide care.
  • Appropriate medical letter(s) printed on headed paper, signed by a qualified professional and dated within the last 3 months confirming the illness/disability.
  • Appropriate medical evidence or carer’s allowance documents printed on headed paper, signed by a qualified professional and dated within the last 3 months confirming the relationship to the student and their carer’s responsibilities.
3. Temporary welfare requirement
  • You live on campus and need to keep your car here because you have a temporary welfare requirement such as a close relative with an illness or disability or you need to attend regular appointments at your home GP or hospital .
  • Appropriate medical letter(s) printed on headed paper, signed by a qualified professional and dated within the last 3 months in support of your application.
4. Disability (without a blue badge)
  • You have a long term condition/disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010 which also severely impacts your mobility and/or your ability to use public transport and you therefore require on campus car parking.
  • Appropriate medical evidence printed on headed paper, signed by a qualified professional and dated within the last 3 months.
5. Previous Student Parking Certificate recipient
  • You have previously been accepted for a student parking certificate and you still meet the same criteria under which you were accepted (even if those criteria are no longer listed here).
  • The same evidence you provided previously, brought up to date in any way necessary.

Frequently asked questions

When should I apply?

You can submit an application at any time in the academic year. All parking certificates must be re-applied for each academic year and will not automatically renew. They must be displayed at all times when parking on campus.

When will I hear back from you?

All applications are considered on a weekly basis, so you should expect to hear back within 10 days. The decision is final.

In some cases we may reply asking for you to confirm details or provide extra evidence.

How much does it cost?

We currently issue certificates at the equivalent of the low-rate staff permit. Charges are reviewed on an annual basis.

Does a student parking certificate guarantee me a parking space?

A Student Parking Certificate will not provide you with a designated parking space and it does not guarantee that a parking space will be available. It gives you access to the existing general parking. You must not park in disabled bays without displaying a valid blue badge.

Additional Support

Students who can demonstrate severe financial hardship may apply to the Access to Learning Fund for additional support. Please note that there is no guarantee funds will be available to cover car parking costs. Details of how to apply to the Access to Learning Fund can be found at warwick.ac.uk/hardshipfunds.

Contact

If you have any queries that aren't answered above, please email studentparking@warwick.ac.uk

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