FAQs for students
Answers to popular queries about car parking on UWE Bristol campuses for students. Please also refer to FAQs for all drivers.
Why can't first year students who live in Bristol park on Frenchay Campus?
Since 2015 all undergraduate students who live in the exclusion zone are not permitted to park on Frenchay Campus.
Our UWE Masterplan – and associated planning requirements – required us to reduce reliance on single occupancy vehicles and offer students and staff good-quality driving alternatives.
There are exemptions for those with mobility restrictions, childcare commitments or those living outside of Bristol.
How do I get a permit?
How long does it take to process my application?
If you are having problems with the process please email us.
I’ve received a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) – what happens next?
Your Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) must be paid within 28 days or your permission to park on campus may be revoked.
If you pay your PCN within 14 days you are offered a 50% discount which is currently £20. This rises to £40 if you choose to pay subsequently. See enforcement and appeals information.
Can I park at the ECC during exam time?
Can I get a refund on my paid permit if I no longer need it?
What do I do if my car share partner is away? Can I bring my car in?
Yes. But if the permit is registered to your vehicle and you don't have a passenger, you won't be allowed to park in a car share space.
If the permit is registered to your car share partner’s vehicle, then you’ll need to find an alternative way to campus until they return. We’re looking at options for flexible car share permits, so please watch this space.
I have a courtesy car or personal car hire for a few days - what should I do?
I have changed my car during the academic year - do I need to re-apply for a permit?
If I have a temporary disability, what can I do to make parking easier?
Can I register more than one vehicle on a permit?
Which permit do I need if I only drive to campus when the weather is bad?
Can I park overnight?
Car Parking and Transport Services
University of the West of England
Telephone: +44 (0)117 32 81222
Fax: +44 (0)117 32 83633