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Student parking permits

Parking on academic sites - Highfield, Avenue, Boldrewood, WSA

Parking on all academic sites is with a University of Southampton parking permit only. Spaces are extremely limited on all academic sites and eligibility for a parking permit is restricted.

You may only apply for a parking permit for one of the academic sites if you are a council issued blue badge holder or you are registered with Enabling Services because of a proven medical condition and they will support your application.

To apply you must be registered as a University of Southampton student and have a University student id and email account. If you do not yet have an account you can apply for one on Subscribe. Once you have applied for your account  it is normally active within 15 minutes.

Students that commute from outside of Southampton and that are not eligible to apply for a permit to park on an academic site, may apply for a permit to park at our offsite Montefiore Non-Residents Car Park which is based at Wessex Lane SO18 2NU. There is a regular Uni-link bus service from Wessex Lane to Highfield. Avenue & Boldrewood. Alternatively, Highfield Campus is a 15-20 minute walk.

Please apply via the online database which is also accessible via the Student Tab of SUSSED within the Travel & Transport section.

Eligible students may apply for an Annual Permit which will expire at the end of the Academic Year, or a Monthly Permit which expires at the end of 28 consecutive days. We do not send renewal reminders for monthly permits. 

Refunds are available only on annual permits for complete and unused months remaining at the time of permit surrender, monthly permits are not refundable. 

If you do not have a parking permit for academic sites you are not authorised to park, unless it is in the Pay and Display car park at Highfield Campus and displaying a ticket from one of the machines provided.

Motorcycle parking.

You do not need a permit to park a motor cycle or scooter but it must not be parked in a marked car parking space or parked within a pedestrianised area or within close proximity to a building entrance or exit.

*Students seeking a permit to park at the Waterfront Campus should apply at the NOCS Helpdesk (tel. 023 80596666) or send an email to

Park and Ride

Winchester is well served by Park & Ride schemes and you can find out details on the Winchester Park & Ride Website.

Southampton does not currently have a Park & Ride facility; however the University operates Park & Ride services for special events, such as Open Days and Graduation.


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