Car Parking

Cars driving on Cathedral Street

Car Parking Arrangements 2021/22

Normally at this time of year all staff who wish to secure a car parking space for the following academic year would be invited to submit an application.  However, given the ongoing concerns regarding Covid, and the message from the Principal that working from home continues to be advised for most staff, it is felt that this is not the right time to ask staff to decide whether they wish to apply for an annual parking permit. 

Since April 2020 car parking charges have been suspended and staff authorised to work on campus have been able to sign up for a car parking space, based on a no guarantee, ‘right to roam’ model.  These arrangements will be extended until the end of Semester 1.

The number of people on campus and using the car parks is being monitored on an ongoing basis and to date, usage levels remain well within capacity.   This will continue to be monitored going forward and a review is planned for mid-semester. Once the review is complete, a further communication will be issued, which will include the arrangements for Semester 2. 

In the meantime, we would urge all staff who are authorised to return to campus, to ensure they have registered to use the car parks via:


Experiencing problems with your staff card?

If you’re experiencing problems with accessing University car parks using your staff card, please inform us as soon as possible. It is important to swipe your card every time you use the car parks so that we can monitor demand on parking. Security Operatives on campus can give you access to a car park if needed, but if you are regularly experiencing problems with your staff card it is important you contact the Car Parking team at

Visit the Travelling to Campus page for more updates.

Staff Permits

All staff are entitled to apply for a parking permit. You will need to re-apply for a permit each year.

Submit your application via the Pegasus application form. We can only accept paper applications from staff who do not have access to Pegasus.

There are around 430 parking spaces on campus. When we receive more applications than there are spaces, a ballot is run. We receive approximately 800 applications for parking each year. Unsuccessful applicants are added to the waiting list.

Costs for annual permits

  • Cars: £514.29 per annum (£42.85 per month)
  • Motorcycles: £70.69 (£5.89 per month)

The cost is deducted from salary in arrears.

StrathShare - Space Sharing

You can apply for for a parking space as a group, together with colleagues.

All members of the group must apply separately, listing other group members in their application.

Visit the Strathshare site to identify a potential sharer for parking. For more information and advice, please see the StrathShare help document

It is your responsibility to liaise with the potential sharers. Estates Services takes no active part in arranging shares, or resolving any disputes between sharers.

Additional Parking Facilities

NCP Montrose Street

This map shows the location of the entrance to the car park which is on Montrose Street, below the McCance Building. 

Please note that NCP are withdrawing their ticket validation machines as of 30th September 2021. To receive discounted rates you now must use their Park Pass app.

Park Pass - Staff and Students

Staff and students may sign up for an NCP Park Pass card using the Saver ID code L6PN4FX, which will reduce the rate to £7.50. Details on applying and using the card can be viewed here - Park Pass App guide

Visitors and contractors should use the Saver ID code GVTR4X.

Please register before using the car park and use the QR code for entry and exit to receive the dicount, NCP will not honour the discount if you take a ticket.

City Parking - Duke Street

City Parking offers discounts for staff and students using the car park situated at the corner of High Street and Duke Street.

Pay on the day card

£5 per 24 hour period. You must show a valid staff/student ID.
Please contact to request a Pay on the Day card.

Season tickets - £5 per day

Applications and payment must be made in advance for a minimum period of 1 month. This ticket allows unlimited access, so you can come and go as many times as you wish in one day.

Visitor permits

The issue of Visitor Permits is currently under review.

Departments may make an application for a temporary Visitor's Permit (subject to availability). Visitor's Permit allows a visitor to the University access to a parking space.

A limited number of car parking spaces for disabled visitors are available at:

  • Taylor Street car park
  • Graham Hills internal and external car parks
  • Richmond Street car park

Please contact to apply for a Visitor Permit, giving at least 48 hours notice. Please include the following information when applying:

  • applicant's details and department
  • visitor's details
  • date, time and duration of the visit


Useful documents

Criteria for the allocation of parking spaces on the John Anderson Campus is listed on the Parking conditions.

Please view our Privacy Notice.

Contact us

Please send your car parking enquiries to