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Wide Lane parking

For those who regularly use the Wide Lane parking area for rail and airport parking, please note that due to the high level of abuse from station and airport users, the Wide Lane Barriers will be in operation at all times. Access will only be obtained with a valid ID card; the staff on site have been instructed not to drop the barriers for any reason.

Staff may use Wide Lane on University business during the week between 8am and 5pm, Monday - Friday. However, students may only park at Wide Lane when attending a sporting event.

Anyone wishing to park outside of the hours above including overnight parking should receive prior authorisation by email to with the dates, car registration, make, model & colour of car and a mobile number in case of emergency. No items should be left in plain view in parked vehicles.

Please bear in mind that priority parking on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays is for sports users.

A new secure cycle shed is now available at Wide Lane Sports Ground for staff & students that commute by bicycle. Access to the store is with a valid university ID card and without charge.

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