Frequently asked questions - all drivers 

Answers to popular queries about car parking on UWE Bristol campuses for all drivers. If you work for UWE Bristol, please also see our FAQs for staff and if you are studying here, please also see our FAQs for students.

Why can't you provide more parking spaces?

We can only provide as many spaces as the local authority's planning permission allows.

To reduce our impact on the environment and wider community, we're developing and investing in alternative transport options. And that means trying to reduce the amount of single-occupancy car travel to our campuses. For more information, please read our TravelSmart programme.

What do you do with the money raised from car parking charges?

All of the money we raise goes to funding our sustainable travel measures. We invest in cycle facilities, as well as holding walking and cycling campaigns and training.

For more information on our sustainable initiatives, please see our Transport page.

Where can I find out about alternative ways to get to UWE?

Please see our campuses, maps and travel web pages for more information on travelling to UWE campuses by bus, rail and bicycle.

What are you doing to make sure your car parks are properly managed and maintained?

Our car parking operatives regularly patrol and carry out condition surveys on all of our University car parks. If you have any questions or concerns, please ask one of the operatives. Or if you want to report an issue, please contact the Facilities help desk on +44 (0) 117 32 81222.

Do I need to pay outside of term time?

Yes. You'll need to pay throughout the year, from 9:00 to 17:00, Monday to Friday (excluding advertised special events).

Can I park at the University when catching the Megabus?

No. We can only provide parking for people attending the University.

I am attending a short course/conference - do I need to pay to park?

If you haven't been notified of alternative arrangements or supplied with a parking pass, you'll need to buy a daily parking token.

I need to stay overnight - what do I need to do?

If you're a student or member of staff and want to park between the hours of 22:00 and 6:00, you'll need to register your vehicle at the visitor’s reception when you arrive.

My regular vehicle is a van/campervan - are there any height restrictions on car parks?

Currently, car park 20 is the only car park with a height restriction of 2 metres. If you're a student at Frenchay Campus with a high-sided vehicle of more than 2m, you won't be able to park unless you'd like to car share. In that case, you can use car park 1.

I'm attending an interview/conference/Open Day - what should I do?

Parking instructions will be sent to you as part of the event you're attending. If you don't receive instructions, please contact the UWE department/service that invited you. Alternatively, you can buy and display parking validation on the day.

I'm a contractor - where am I allowed to park?

Term contractors (contract staff who work on site all year round) can apply for an annual permit and have the same access permissions as staff. To arrange your permit, just talk to the University staff member who manages the contract.

What happens if I'm on site late and have a long walk to my car park?

The barriers to car parks 2 and 3 are lifted from 17:00 to allow for easier access to the campus buildings in the evenings. If you have any concerns about your personal safety, please contact Operations and Security.

How do I appeal a parking notice?

If you receive a parking charge notice or your vehicle is subject to enforcement action, you can appeal either in writing or by e-mail. Unfortunately, it's not possible to appeal by telephone or in person. For more information, please see our Car Parking Policy.

How can I pay my car parking charge notice?

You can pay your notice online. Need instructions? Check your notice or visit our Transport pages.

Why are contractors allowed to park outside designated areas?

Some contract and service vehicles need to park in restricted areas due to the nature of their work. They've normally pre-arranged this with the Transport Services Department.

I'm travelling to UWE Bristol on a motorbike - what should I do?

Motorcycles are currently exempt from displaying a parking pass. But you should only park them in designated motorcycle parking areas. If any motorcycles cause damage, nuisance or a danger to other users or site operations, they will be subject to enforcement action.

Can anyone book a visitor into car park 19?

Only members of University staff can book visitors into car park 19. If you want to use the booking facility from a computer that is not on the University network, you'll need to use the remote access application, XA, to access this system.

Contact us

Car Parking and Transport Services
University of the West of England
Facilities
Coldharbour Lane
Frenchay
Bristol
BS16 1QY

Email: carparking@uwe.ac.uk

Telephone: +44 (0)117 32 81222
Fax: +44 (0)117 32 83633

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