Sussex Estates and Facilities

Who can park on campus

Students

If you are a University of Sussex student, you are eligible to apply for a parking permit on campus if you:

  • are living with your family on campus
  • are a PhD student with tutoring hours
  • are a carer for a young child or other dependant
  • have a disability or temporarily mobility issue
  • live far enough from campus that a journey via public transport takes longer than 1 hour and 15 minutes

If you are a student with caring responsibilities, or public transport is not a viable option, the University of Sussex Parking Panel will consider your application to park on campus.

Registered disabled students who hold a government-issued Blue Badge are exempt from parking charges, and do not need a permit. Disabled students who do not qualify for a Blue Badge can apply for a parking permit via the Student Support Unit. Standard parking fees apply.

Staff

All staff are eligible to apply for a permit to park on campus.

Some staff with exceptional circumstances or conditions may be eligible for a carer's permit or a disabled permit.

Other vehicles

Motorcycles 

Motorcycles must be parked in spaces designated for motorcycle parking. To park on campus, motorcycle owners must register their vehicle with the Transport Office at SEF.Transport@mitie.com.

Large motor vehicles 

Large motor vehicles – such as motor caravans, vans and minibuses – that exceed the size of one parking space may be parked on campus only with the express permission of the Transport Office.

Use of any motor vehicle parked on campus for overnight accommodation is prohibited.

Electric vehicles

There are nine electric vehicle (EV) charging points available for use by campus users at Jubilee Multi-Storey car park (P7), on a paid basis. Use of the charge points is in line with our standard parking restrictions. Use of these charging points is for University members only, in adherence of the conditions and restrictions in the University's Car Parking and Permit Application Policy.

Standard parking regulations apply – all drivers using the EV charging points must display a valid parking permit or pass, or use local visitor parking.

Our charging points are managed by the Pod Point Open Charge app, which is available on all iOS and Android devices. Consult the electric charging user guide [PDF 67.44KB] for a full step-by-step on using the charging points in the Jubilee car park .

The tariff charged for all charging points is 36p per kWh of electricity, inclusive of VAT. Pod Point will collect the tariff payment using the Pod Point app; payments cannot be made using cash or card.

If you have any issues using the charging points or app, please contact Pod Point via the Pod Point app, via phone at 020 7247 4114, or e-mail support@pod-point.com. If you experience any faults or charging points that are not working, please let us know by e-mailing SEF.Transport@mitie.com.

EV charging point users agree to charging at their own risk, that charging availability is not guaranteed (e.g. during maintenance or if all points are occupied), and that University charge points should not be relied on for regular charging.

For further information on electric charge points, see the Pod Point website.