Sussex Estates and Facilities

Parking for visitors

General visitor parking

If you are visiting the University, we have parking available for three hours only in the four car parks below, charged at £2.50 per stay. Visitors cannot return to park on campus for four hours following this stay, and cannot move between car parks to extend this stay. As of October 2019, the Jubilee Multi-Storey car park can now be used by visitors as per local signage.

  • P4 Sussex House car park - location 800803
  • P5 Sports Centre car park - location 800720
  • P7 Jubilee Multi-Storey - location 800850
  • Sports Complex car park - location 800804

Payment for general visitor parking is managed via PayByPhone - to pay to park in one of these car parks, download the iPhone or Android app. Alternatively, you can pay online at www.paybyphone.co.uk or call 01273 785599. Consult the frequently asked questions at PayByPhone for more information. The location codes are as listed above. Blue Badge holders may park on campus for free.

Reserved visitor parking (staff only)

If you are a staff member at the University, and you have arranged for a visitor to attend an event or meeting on campus, you can reserve a space for your visitor to use upon their arrival. Spaces can be allocated in Sussex House car park (P4) by the Transport Office upon request by e-mailing visitor.parking@sef.fm. 24 hours' notice is required for reservations. Hosts must supply a visitor scratchcard for their visitor to display in the windscreen of their vehicle.

You will need to provide the visitor's car registration number, and their expected times of arrival and depature to reserve a space. Only University staff can book reserved parking for visitors - students cannot reserve parking spaces, and visitors cannot reserve parking spaces for themselves without doing so via a staff member.

Reserved visitor spaces are indicated by large blue signs in Sussex House car park, containing the visitor's registration number and between what times the space is reserved.

Purchasing daily scratchcards

Daily visitor scratchcards are obtainable to visitors only via a school or department that they are visiting. Visitors displaying a scratchcard supplied by their school or department may park in any campus car park for the duration of that day. Scratchcards are issued to visitors at the discretion of individual schools and departments. Please note that visitor scratchcards are different to standard staff scratchcards, the latter of which must be displayed alongside a valid pass-to-park.

Schools, departments and other units can order books of 25 scratch cards for authorised visitors from the Transport Office at visitor.parking@sef.fm, at the cost of £52.08 (£62.50 after VAT) per book. Please supply a purchase order number when ordering. Note that these scratch cards are not available to individual car drivers to buy for personal use.

If you are a parent or close relative visiting a student living on campus, the resident student can purchase a temporary parking permit by contacting the Transport Office at visitor.parking@sef.fm first to verify your visit. This will need to include their campus address, the visiting vehicle's registration number, and how long you will need to park. Please provide at least 24 hours' notice for your visit.

Parking for events

For schools and departments coordinating events with a large number of visitors, please contact the Transport Office for more information about advance purchase of scratchcards, and/or special parking arrangements to accommodate a large number of visitors. Please note that campus events must first be booked with the Service Centre.

Parking for minibuses and coaches for Sussexsport events is available on request through the Sussexsport team. Parking for sports events is booked for the P1 Science car park and P5 Sports Centre car park. If you need to arrange for other minibus or coach parking, please contact the Transport Office.

The Conferences and events team at Space with Us issue permits to conference visitors as part of the conference booking procedure.

There is no parking charge for visitors on open days and applicant visit days, who will be escorted to a parking space by attendants on the day.