Sussex Estates and Facilities

Parking for disabled staff and students

Blue Badge holders

If you have a disability and possess a government or council-issued Blue Badge, you can park for free without a University permit in any parking space on campus (including disabled parking spaces).

We strongly recommend that any staff or students who require disabled parking apply for a Blue Badge, as this is the primary provision of disabled parking on campus. You do not need a University parking permit, however in the interest of security please register your vehicle with the Transport Office via e-mail at with your name, e-mail address, role at the University, and vehicle details.

For a guide on where to find disabled parking bays, consult our campus map. Disabled parking spaces are listed in light blue next to car parks where they are available. Please do not park in reserved or designated disabled spaces (which are assigned to specific vehicles), as these are needed by staff working in nearby buildings.

University disabled permits

If you have health- or disability-related parking needs, you may be eligible to park on campus under standard parking charges. This may be for a permanent disability or for a temporary mobility issue, such as an injury or short-term condition. Only drivers with a Blue Badge can park in marked disabled bays.

  • Staff can contact their Line Manager to make a referral to the Occupational Health team for recommended reasonable adjustments in relation to their disability. Occupational Health will recommend appropriate reasonable adjustments to your working environment and/or working arrangements in a confidential report to your manager, and will also provide you with a University Disabled Parking Form. You will need to complete the relevant sections of the form and send it to the Transport Office at

  • Students can contact Disability Support to request a referral for a parking permit. If this referral is approved, it will be directly forwarded to the Transport Office and processed as soon as possible. Referrals are for standard parking bays only - Blue Badge holders have access to disabled spaces and do not need to request permission to park on campus. Please discuss any specific needs with your Disability Advisor.