Parking

University staff are encouraged to plan their journeys into work carefully to take account of recent road diversions and the possibility that at peak times University car parks may be at or near capacity. The student experience is a priority and staff with timetabled teaching sessions in particular should allow sufficient time for their commutes.

Staff should familiarise themselves with the location of car parks and road diversions. Information is available on the City Council website.

Links to the University Parking Policy, Parking Zone map  and EV charging point map can be found at the bottom of this page.

Please follow the link below to:

  • Apply for a staff parking permit
  • Amend your Vehicle Registration and details
  • Opt out of your parking permit

» Parking Permit Request

Please follow the link below to apply for a parking scratch card for temporary members of staff:

» Purchase Scratch Card

Scratch cards are intended for use by temporary staff or occassional University car park users only. 

 

Staff, (including Contract Staff) and Tenants

Staff and tenants are entitled to use UoL parking facilities between 06.00 and 05.00 hours daily. A staff or tenant parking permit must be clearly displayed in the vehicle. Requests for authority to park between 05.00 and 06.00 may be submitted to the Estates Support Desk. Such requests will only be authorised for short periods where overnight parking is necessary to support UoL business activities. Staff holding a temporary accessible parking permit and staff parking permit are entitled to use temporary accessible parking bays. Staff and tenants are not entitled to use service or visitor bays.

To enable appropriate prioritisation and flexible use of parking facilities, the UoL employ the following categories of parking bay:

· Standard bays

· Disabled bays – Disabled badge holders only

· Service bays – Service vehicles displaying a contractors permit and courier/delivery vehicles (20-minute maximum stay) only

· Temporary accessible bays – Temporary accessible permit holders only before 10.00am

· Visitor bays – Pre booked visitors only

· Electric vehicle charging bays – Electric vehicles on charge only

· Motorcycle bays – Motorcycles and all other motorised 2-wheel vehicles only

· Drop off bays (20 minutes maximum stay)

· Coach and mini-bus drop-off bays

Disabled badge holders must hold a valid UoL parking permit, pay via the RingGo app (when car parks are open to the public) or be pre-registered as a visitor to use UoL parking facilities.

Staff, (including contract staff) students and tenants holding a blue badge and valid UoL parking permit are entitled to use UoL parking facilities on a 24/7 basis. A disabled badge and UoL parking permit must be clearly displayed in the vehicle when parked in a disabled parking bay and when parking in any category of parking bay between 5.00am and 6.00am.

Students using UoL parking facilities between 6.00am and 4.30pm Monday to Friday must also display a disabled badge and student parking permit, irrespective of the category of parking bay used.

A disabled badge does not entitle staff, students or tenants to use service or visitor bays at any time or to use temporary accessible parking bays between 06.00 am and 10.00 am Monday to Friday.

Staff with temporary medical/mobility issues who do not hold a blue badge may be eligible for a temporary accessible parking permit. An temporary accessible parking permit affords priority parking in designated temporary accessible parking bays before 10.00am daily.

If you require an accessible parking permit for the campus, please refer to the documents below which provide you with more information on the application process, frequently asked questions and the application form. Temporary accessible bays are restricted to temporary accessible permit holders only until 10.00am. After 10.00am they can be used by any valid permit holder.

Students, (except those who hold a disabled badge) are entitled to use UoL parking facilities between 4.30pm and 5.00am Monday to Friday and between 6.00am and 5.00am at weekends. A UoL student parking permit must be clearly displayed in the vehicle. Students are not entitled to use service or visitor bays. Students are entitled to hold one student parking permit and may apply for the permit via the
following link:

» Student parking permit

Once an application is processed the permit will need to be collected from the Student Support Centre, your student ID will be required when collecting your permit. The
current Parking Policy will continue to be in force. In recognition of the rural nature of Lincolnshire and North Lincolnshire, students can also apply for the Commuting Travel Grant through Student Services. The fund is intended as a contribution to the travel costs incurred by eligible undergraduate students who attend University from their permanent home address.

» Apply for the Commuting Travel Grant

Electric Vehicle Charging, (EVC) Bays

EVC bays may only be used by electric vehicles on charge. There are charging posts throughout the Brayford Campus, with a 7kw Mennekes socket charger, compatible with all plug-in vehicle brands. 

There are 8 EVC points supporting 16 EVC bays on the Brayford Campus.

EVC bays are situated in the following car parks:

• P4 Car Park – 2 x EVC bays

• P8 Car Park – 10 x EVC bays

• P9 Car Park – 2 x EVC bays

• P12 Car Park – 2 x EVC bays

The new EV charging points are provided in conjunction with POD Point. Staff wishing to charge their vehicle will need to have the POD Point App on their mobile device, with an account set up using their University email address, anyone without a university email address will need to contact Estates to be manually added to the system. PodPoint users will also need to provide their own charging cable and ensure it is kept tidy during charging so as not to pose a trip hazard. More information on how to use the points can be found on the POD Point website(opens in a new tab)

Following the addition of these charging points, and the transfer of pay and display parking operations to City of Lincoln Council, the University has made some updates to the University Car Parking Policy. All staff who park on campus should make themselves aware of the updated policy.

Visitor parking is extremely limited and is available only to those visiting UoL in an official capacity on university business. Visitor parking must be booked via an Estates Request below, a minimum 24 hours in advance by a member of staff from the college or professional services department sponsoring the visit. A maximum of 5 visitor bays may be booked by a college or professional services department on any given day and bookings may be made up to one month in advance of the requirement. Designated visitor bays are marked with the letter V and the bay number. Visitors holding a disabled badge may use any disabled parking bay on the proviso visitor parking has been pre-booked and a disabled badge is clearly displayed in the vehicle. Any person entitled to hold a UoL parking permit or purchase UoL scratch cards is not entitled to use visitor parking bays.

Book a Visitors parking bay via an Estates Request, choosing the description Visitor Car Parking from the dropdown menu available.

 

P8, P9, P10 and the gravel car park are available to the public between 4.30pm and 5.00am Monday to Friday and between 6.00am and 5.00am at weekends utilising the ‘RingGo’ app. More information regarding the app, parking charges and the location code are displayed on signage within the car parks.

Additionally, Lincoln Arts Centre, (LAC) include parking within the cost of selected show tickets and issue bespoke parking permits.

Requests to reserve staff car parking facilities to accommodate parking for attendees of specific events between 06.00 hours and 16.30 hours Monday to Friday will only be
considered if the request is endorsed at PVC/Director level.

Events attendees are able to use the P8, P9, P10 and the gravel car park on a pay & display basis between 4.30pm and 5.00am Monday to Friday and between 6.00am and 5.00am at weekends.

Requests to provide free parking for event attendees when car parks are available to the public on pay & display basis will only be considered if the request is endorsed at
PVC/Director level.

Coaches
Coach parking is not available on Brayford Campus. Coach drop off /collection bays are located adjacent to LAC and the Sports Centre. Those organising events and activities where coaches will be used to transport attendees to and from the Brayford Campus are requested ensure coach operators are aware that coach parking is not available on Brayford Campus. Coach parking is available at the Stagecoach Depot on Great Northern Terrace (LN5 8HJ)
and further information is available at Visit Lincoln.

Minibuses
Limited minibus parking is available at the rear of the Sports Centre in numbered visitor bays. Other visitor bays located throughout the campus are also available for short
wheelbase minibuses, providing the minibus does not protrude beyond the marked bay. Visitor bays must be booked in advance and are allocated on a first come first served basis. Those organising events and activities where minibuses will be used to transport attendees to and from the Brayford Campus are requested to ensure that minibus drivers are aware that vehicles protruding beyond marked bays will be liable to enforcement action.

HGVs
HGV parking is not available on Brayford Campus. Those organising deliveries and collections necessitating HGV access to any campus are responsible for ensuring vehicles are operated safely and do not cause any obstructions when on campus. Assistance with traffic management of HGVs on campus may be obtained by contacting the University security team.

Parking Provision on Green Lane
University of Lincoln parking permit holders may park within the white parking bays on Green Lane. Parking bays on Green Lane marked in any other colour are not University of Lincoln parking bays and therefore University parking permits are not valid in in them.

Enforcement of the University Parking Policy

From Monday 4 December 2023, parking enforcement is due to begin across the entire Brayford campus, vehicles in breach of the Parking Policy may be fined.

Parking Charge Notices (PCNs) will be issued at an approved rate of £100 (reduced to £60 for payment made within 14 days in accordance with Schedule 4 of the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 and the BPA Code of Practice). Any person wishing to appeal the issue of a PCN will be required to appeal direct to PCS in accordance with the process detailed on the PCN. The University will not become involved in the appeals process unless it can be shown the PCN was issued in error.

During the first calendar month of operation any Parking Charge Notice (PCN) issued will be discounted to a nominal fee of £20 which will offset some of the administrative costs involved in processing the PCN. After the first calendar month the charges will revert to the standard charge of £100 discounted to £60 if paid within 14 days of issue.

It is the drivers’ responsibility to ensure that the necessary permit is on display in their vehicle whenever it is parked on campus. Holding a permit but failing to display it would not in itself result in a PCN being successfully appealed. Staff booking visitor parking will be responsible for ensuring visitors using University car parking facilities are provided with appropriate advice to ensure compliance with the policy.

University Parking Policy

To view the University Parking Policy please visit the link below:

Brayford Permit Holders Parking Map

For a map detailing carparking for permit holders please visit the link below:

Brayford Visitors Parking Map

For a map detailing carparking for visitors please visit the link below:

 

Brayford Contractors Parking Map

For a map detailing carparking for contractors please visit the link below:

Brayford Temporary Accessible Bays Parking Map

For a map detailing carparking for temporary accessible bays please visit the link below:

Frequently Asked Questions

Information for staff

I’m a member of staff and I hold a blue badge. Do I need a UoL staff parking permit or a scratch card to use University car parks?
Yes, parking in university car parks is limited to permit holders (including scratch cards) and pre-booked visitors only between 6.00am and 4.30pm Monday to Friday and to permit holders and those who pay for parking via the RingGo app at all other times.

I’m a member of staff and I hold a blue badge and have a teal UoL staff parking permit. When and where can I park on UoL property?
Staff holding a teal staff parking permit and a blue badge may use UoL parking facilities 24/7. With exception of P4 car park, staff holding a blue badge and teal parking permit may use any category of parking bay appropriate to their vehicle, other than service vehicle and visitor bays. Parking in P4 for staff holding a teal staff parking permit and a blue badge is limited to disabled parking bays only. Parking on roads is not permitted.

I’m a member of staff and I hold a blue badge and have a red (rust) UoL staff parking permit. When and where can I park on UoL property?
Staff holding a red staff parking permit and a blue badge may use UoL parking facilities 24/7. Staff holding a blue badge and red parking permit may use any category of parking bay appropriate to their vehicle, other than service vehicle and visitor bays. Parking on roads is not permitted.

I’m a member of staff and I hold a teal staff parking permit. When and where can I park on UoL property?
Staff holding a teal staff parking permit or using a scratch card may use UoL parking facilities between 6.00am and 5.00am daily. With exception of P4 car park, staff holding a teal staff parking permit may use any category of parking bay appropriate to their vehicle, other than disabled, service vehicle and visitor bays. Parking in P4 is limited red staff parking permit holders only.

I’m a member of staff and I hold a teal staff parking permit. Can I park in P4 car park?
No, parking in standard parking bays in P4 is restricted to red staff permit holders only.

I’m a member of staff and I hold a temporary accessible parking permit. Do I need a staff parking permit?
Yes, temporary accessible parking permits are only valid when used in conjunction with a
staff parking permit.

I’m a member of staff and I hold a staff parking permit and a temporary accessible parking permit. Can I park in a disabled bay?
No, disabled parking bays are for the use of blue badge holders only. Temporary accessible parking permit holders have priority use of temporary accessible parking bays up until 10.00am daily.

I’m a member of staff and I hold a staff parking permit. Can I park overnight, (i.e. between 5.00am and 6.00am) on UoL property?
No, not unless you also hold a blue badge. You may request permission via Estates Support to park between 5.00am and 6.00am by exception, however requests will only be endorsed where there is a clear business need.

I’m a member of staff but I do not hold a staff parking permit. Can I book a visitor bay for my own use?
No, visitor parking is extremely limited and is available only to those visiting UoL in an official capacity on university business. Staff who require occasional parking may use scratch cards.

Can my permit be posted out to me?
Unfortunately, we cannot post parking permits out to staff. Please organise visiting the Estates Support Desk to collect your parking permit by
emailing estatessupport@lincoln.ac.uk

I’m a temporary member of staff, can I purchase a permit?
In accordance with the University Parking Policy, temporary staff are not entitled to have a permanent parking permit but may instead purchase scratch cards, which are available from the University on-line store.

Can I apply for more than one permit?
Staff can only apply for one car parking permit; however, they can register up to three car against the permit. Only one registered vehicle can be parked on campus at any one time. Staff must ensure to display their permit in whichever vehicle they use on campus.

Information for students

I’m a student and I hold a blue badge. Do I need a UoL student parking permit to use University car parks?

Yes, parking in university car parks is limited to permit holders and pre-booked visitors only between 6.00am and 4.30pm and to permit holders and those who have paid for parking via the RingGo app at all other times.

I’m a student and I hold a blue badge and have a UoL student parking permit. When and where can I park on UoL property?
Students holding a student parking permit and a blue badge may use UoL parking facilities 24/7. With the exception of P4 car park, students holding a blue badge may use any category of parking bay appropriate to their vehicle, other than service vehicle and visitor bays. Parking in P4 for students holding a student parking permit and a blue badge is limited to disabled parking bays only. Parking on roads is not permitted.

I’m a student and I hold a student parking permit. When and where can I park on UoL property?
Students holding a student parking permit may use UoL parking facilities between 4.30pm and 5.00am Monday to Friday and between 6.00am and 5.00am on weekends and bank holidays. Students holding a blue badge may use any category of parking bay appropriate to their vehicle, other than disabled bays (unless the hold a Blue Badge) service vehicle and visitor bays. Parking in P4 car park and on roads is not permitted.

I’m a student. Can I book visitor parking for family and friends?
No, visitor parking is extremely limited and only to those visiting UoL in an official capacity on university business are entitled to use visitor parking bays.

I’m a PHD student, can I apply for a staff parking permit?
PHD students are unable to apply for a staff parking permit but may apply for a student parking permit.

Information for tenants

I’m a tenant and I hold a blue badge. Do I need a UoL tenant parking permit to use University car parks?
Yes, parking in university car parks is limited to permit holders and pre-booked visitors only between 6.00am and 4.30pm Monday to Friday and to permit holders and those who pay for parking via the RingGo app at all other times.

I’m a tenant and I hold a blue badge and have a UoL tenant parking permit. When and where can I park on UoL property?
Tenants holding a tenant parking permit and a blue badge may use UoL parking facilities 24/7. Except for P4 car park, tenants holding a blue badge may use any category of parking bay appropriate to their vehicle, other than service vehicle and visitor bays. Parking in P4 for tenants holding a tenant parking permit and a blue badge is limited to disabled parking bays only. Parking on roads is not permitted.

I’m a tenant and I hold a UoL tenant parking permit. When and where can I park on UoL property?
Tenants holding a tenant parking permit may use UoL parking facilities between 6.00am and 5.00am daily. With exception of P4 car park, tenants holding a tenant parking permit may use any category of parking bay appropriate to their vehicle, other than disabled, service vehicle and visitor bays.

Information regarding visitors

Who is entitled to visitor parking bays?
Visitor parking is extremely limited and available only to those visiting UoL in an official capacity on university business. Staff, students and tenants are not entitled to use visitor parking bays.

I’m visiting the University. How do I book a visitor parking bay?
Visitors can not book visitor parking direct. Visitor parking may only be booked by the member of staff sponsoring the visit.

I’m a visitor and I hold a blue badge. Can I park on university property without having a visitor bay pre-booked through my visit sponsor?
No, for security and safety reasons all visitors’ vehicles must be registered with security and a point of contact nominated.

I’m a member of staff. How do staff book visitor parking?
Visitor parking may be booked via Security a minimum 24 hours in advance by a member of staff from the college or professional services department sponsoring the visit.

Where are visitor bays located?
Visitor parking bays are distributed throughout the campus at the following locations:
• V1 to V10 – P1 car park
• V11 to V24 – P4 car park
• V 25 to V26 – P12 car park
• V27 to V30 – P10 car park
• V31 to V33 – P8 Car park
• Unnumbered visitor bays are also available at P13

What if I forget my permit?

It is the vehicle user’s responsibility to ensure that a valid parking permit is displayed in their vehicle at all times when parked on University of Lincoln property. Failure to display a valid permit may result in the issue of a Parking Charge Notice (PCN). Holding a permit will not it itself provide grounds for an appeal against a PCN issued for failure to display the permit. Notifying security and/or placing a notice in the vehicle to explain the absence of a valid permit will also not provide grounds for an appeal against a PCN issued for failure to display a permit.

Are the general public allowed to park in the university car parks?

The general public may use the University car parks detailed below between 4:30pm and 5:00am Monday to Friday and between 6:00am and 5:00am at weekends. Parking charges apply to non-permit holders and payment must be made via the ‘RingGo’ app.
• The gravel car park (adjacent to the main entrance)
• P8 car park (adjacent to the Rope Walk)
• P9 car park (in front of the Sports Centre)
• P10 car park (to the side and rear of the sports Centre)

Are all car parks on the Brayford campus owned by the University?

There are several car parks on the Brayford Campus that are not owned by the University, subsequently, staff and students cannot park there. These areas are clearly signed and there may be some enforcement in place.

From Monday 17th February 2020, the Brayford Trust will have enforcement in place for their car parks on campus; at the Eastern Approach and between the last two court accommodation buildings by the Campus Way roundabout.

Parking is also prohibited alongside the canal behind the back of the courts, this area is required for access at all times.

Image of a campus map showing red areas behind the courts accommodation at the Brayford.
Parking at Riseholme

Since Professional Services relocated to Lawress Hall in June, Estates have been monitoring the parking situation at Riseholme and we now have a better understanding of the impact the Professional Services hub has had on parking on Riseholme Campus. We are also gaining a better understanding of the demand for parking for attendees of events and conferences held at Riseholme and thought it would be helpful to remind colleagues how we manage parking throughout Riseholme Park.

Whilst we seek to apply the University parking policy at Riseholme as far as is practicable, we recognise that in the absence of public transport links, external parking alternatives and the limitations of the Campus Lincs shuttle service, a more nuanced application of the policy is necessary at Riseholme.

The parking policy is available on the Estates portal and colleagues are strongly encouraged to read it. For ease of reference, detailed below are aspects of the policy which are applied slightly differently at Riseholme:

  • Parking Charges – The University has not previously charged for parking at Riseholme and does not intend to introduce parking charges at present.
  • Parking Permits – The University has not previously required a parking permit to be displayed in vehicles parked at Riseholme. However, due to increased demand for parking and to enable more effective management of parking facilities we are introducing a new Holbeach/Riseholme parking permit which is available to staff free of charge. The Holbeach/Riseholme parking permit will not be valid on the Brayford Campusand therefore staff who wish to park on Brayford Campus will require the standard staff parking permit. Charges for the standard staff parking permit, which will be valid on all three campuses are detailed at Appendix 2 of the policy.
  • Visitor Parking – There are 4 numbered visitor bays in the Lawress Hall car park, allocated on a first come first served basis which may be booked via Planonby the member of staff sponsoring the visit. Visitors to Lawress Hall may still park at Riseholme when all numbered visitor bays have been allocated and under these circumstances they should be advised by their sponsor that they are free to search for and park in an appropriate parking bay in any Lawress Hall car park. They will not be required display a parking permit but should be advised to register their vehicle at Lawress Hall reception.
  • Conference/Event Parking – Due to the potential impact on staff parking availability, requests to reserve Lawress Hall parking bays for conferences and events will only be considered if the request is endorsed at Director level. Where possible staff will be given advance notice of any requirement to reserve Lawress Hall parking bays for an event. Attendees of conferences and events that do not attract reserved parking should be advised that they are free to search for and park in an appropriate parking bay in any Riseholme car park and to register their vehicle with the conference/event organiser.