All vehicles, except motorbikes, parked on UWE Bristol campuses between the core hours of 09:00 (07:00 at Frenchay Campus) and 17:00 Monday to Friday must display parking validation in their vehicle windscreen or driver's window. Vehicles must be parked in a designated parking bay.

With campuses across Bristol and further afield, our car parking rules for students are varied. It’s worth remembering that as a member of the Approved Operator Scheme, UWE Bristol's enforcement operator, Open Parking, can (and does) issue Parking Charge Notices (PCN) and will follow them up with the DVLA.

Frenchay Campus

Frenchay Campus may seem big, but it has very limited car parking provision. All vehicles, except motorbikes, parked on Frenchay Campus between the hours of 07:00 and 17:00 Monday to Friday must display a parking permit in their vehicle. Vehicles must be parked in a designated parking bay.

If you drive to Frenchay Campus, you’ll need to make sure you always have two things:

  1. A valid car parking permit displayed (plus daily payment if necessary)
  2. Your UWE Bristol ID card so you can swipe through the barriers on the car park. If you don’t have your ID card with you, you won’t be able to access the car park. Only students who have successfully applied for a car parking permit will be able to swipe into the car park.

Undergraduate students

If you’re an undergraduate student and live within the exclusion zone, you cannot park your car on Frenchay Campus.

If you live outside the exclusion zone, you can apply for a permit. We double-check applications against our records, so don’t be tempted to mislead us about where you live during term-time just so you can get a permit.

Postgraduate students (including Continuing Professional Development(CPD) students)

If you’re a postgraduate or CPD student, you are not subject to the undergraduate exclusion zone. You'll still need to display a car parking permit.

Any postgraduate students living on Frenchay Campus will not be eligible to apply for a parking permit as part of the accommodation contract.

Car parking permit

All cars on Frenchay Campus need to display a car parking permit. There are two types, depending on how often you need to bring your car on to campus.

Types of permits

Annual permit

  • The cost for an annual permit for the 2020/21 academic year will be £120.
  • By having an annual permit, you don’t need to worry about paying the daily fee.

Permission to park

  • The permission to park permit is free. It shows the car parking operations team that you’re permitted to park on campus.
  • Along with the permit, you’ll need to pay to park each day (£3 per day), using one of the daily payment options.

How to apply for a permit

You can apply for both types of permits online through myUWE, under the ‘My Details’ tab. If you’re eligible, you’ll be able to print your permit yourself. It needs to be displayed in your windscreen. Windscreen wallets can be purchased for a small fee from any The Students' Union at UWE shop.

Failure to display a valid car parking permit will result in you receiving a Parking Charge Notice (PCN).

Where can you park on Frenchay Campus?

  • Car parks 1, 2 and 3: East Entrance

If you are parked anywhere else on Frenchay Campus, including (but not limited to) double yellow lines, disabled bays, Halley Nursery pick-up bays, pavements, verges, etc. you'll receive a PCN.

Don't park your car in residential areas around Frenchay Campus. Many of the roads around the campus are either restricted by double yellow lines or have a residents-only permit scheme in place.

Getting a Parking Charge Notice (PCN)

If you park your car in an unauthorised area including (but not limited to) double yellow lines, disabled bays, Halley Nursery pick up bays, pavements, verges, etc you'll receive a PCN.

If you pay your PCN within 14 days, it will be £30. After this, it rises to £60. If you don’t pay your PCN within 28 calendar days, our enforcement operator will request Keeper Details from the DVLA

Failure to make payment (or appeal should you feel the charge was issued unfairly) will result in the charge being escalated to the debt collection and litigation stages. This may result in you receiving a County Court Judgement (CCJ) against you. CCJs will affect your access to credit – anything from a mobile phone contract to rental contract or mortgage. Don't ignore it, it will only make things worse.

Further details about enforcement and appeals.

City Campus

City Campus has very limited car parking provision and is only available at Bower Ashton. There is no UWE Bristol car parking at Arnolfini or Spike Island – you'll need to use public car parks. All vehicles, except motorbikes, parked at Bower Ashton between the core hours of 09:00 and 17:00 Monday to Friday must display a parking permit in their vehicle. Vehicles must be parked in a designated parking bay.

Types of permits

Annual permit

  • The cost for an annual permit for the 2020/21 academic year is £120.
  • By having an annual permit, you don’t need to worry about paying the daily fee.

Permission to park

  • The permission to park permit is free. It shows the car parking operators that you’re permitted to park on campus.
  • Along with the permit, you’ll need to pay to park each day using one of the daily payment options.

How to apply for a permit

You can apply for both types of permits online through myUWE, under the ‘My Details’ tab. If you’re eligible, you’ll be able to print your permit yourself. It needs to be displayed in your windscreen. Windscreen wallets can be purchased for a small fee from any The Students' Union at UWE shop.

Failure to display a valid car parking permit will result in you receiving a Parking Charge Notice (PCN).

Where can you park at Bower Ashton

With a permit you can park your car in two places:

  • North car park outside A Block
  • South car park outside the Design Studio

Without a permit (or if there are no permit spaces available) you can park in public car parks:

  • Ashton Court car park (private car park, pay at the pay point – closure times vary during the year).
  • On street parking bays in Kennel Lodge Road (pay at meter).

Don't park your car in residential areas around Bower Ashton. All the roads around the campus are either restricted by double yellow lines or have a residents-only permit schemes in place.

Getting a Parking Charge Notice (PCN)

If you park your car in an unauthorised area including (but not limited to) double yellow lines, disabled bays, pavements, verges, etc you'll receive a PCN.

If you pay your PCN within 14 days, it will be £30. After this, it rises to £60. If you don’t pay your PCN within 28 calendar days, our enforcement operator will request Keeper Details from the DVLA. Failure to make payment (or appeal should you feel the charge was issued unfairly) will result in the charge being escalated to the debt collection and litigation stages. This may result in you receiving a County Court Judgement (CCJ) against you. CCJs will affect your access to credit – anything from a mobile phone contract to rental contract or mortgage. Don't ignore it, it will only make things worse.

Further details about enforcement and appeals.

Glenside Campus

Glenside Campus has very limited car parking provision. All vehicles, except motorbikes, parked at Glenside Campus between the core hours of 09:00 and 17:00 Monday to Friday must display a parking permit in their vehicle. Vehicles must be parked in a designated parking bay.

Types of permits

Annual permit

  • The cost for an annual permit for the 2020/21 academic year is £120.
  • By having an annual permit, you don’t need to worry about paying the daily fee.

Permission to park

  • The permission to park permit is free. It shows the car parking operators that you’re permitted to park on campus.
  • Along with the permit, you’ll need to pay to park each day using one of the daily payment options.

How to apply for a permit

You can apply for both types of permits online through myUWE, under the ‘My Details’ tab. If you’re eligible, you’ll be able to print your permit yourself. It needs to be displayed in your windscreen. Windscreen wallets can be purchased for a small fee from any The Students' Union at UWE shop.

Failure to display a valid car parking permit will result in you receiving a Parking Charge Notice (PCN).

Where can you park at Glenside Campus

All unrestricted parking areas. Restricted areas are clearly marked as such.

Don't park your car in residential areas around Glenside Campus. Most of the roads around the campus are either restricted by double yellow lines or have a residents-only permit schemes in place.

Getting a Parking Charge Notice (PCN)

If you park your car in an unauthorised area including (but not limited to) double yellow lines, disabled bays, pavements, verges, etc you'll receive a PCN.

If you pay your PCN within 14 days, it will be £30. After this, it rises to £60. If you don’t pay your PCN within 28 calendar days, we will request Keeper Details from the DVLA. Failure to make payment (or appeal should you feel the charge was issued unfairly) will result in the charge being escalated to the debt collection and litigation stages. This may result in you receiving a County Court Judgement (CCJ) against you. CCJs will affect your access to credit – anything from a mobile phone contract to rental contract or mortgage. Don't ignore it, it will only make things worse.

Further details about enforcement and appeals.

Gloucester Campus

Please note: There is no student car parking at Gloucester Campus.