Student Parking FAQ
Is bringing my car the best option?
Before coming to study at Aberystwyth, remember that while a car may seem the easiest option, the costs of maintaining it can really add up. Could you make your journey by other means?
Do I need a parking permit for the Big Welcome Weekend?
No, a parking permit is not required for the Big Welcome Weekend. All students and their families are to observe a ‘20 minute drop off’ period at the main campus to collect accommodation keys, before moving their vehicle to student accommodation.
Are all students eligible to apply for a parking permit?
No. Only students who meet the following criteria are eligible to apply for a parking permit:
Students who live in:
- Campus residences including Penbryn, Cwrt Mawr, Rosser, Trefloyne, Pentre Jane Morgan, Fferm Penglais.
- Sea Front Halls (limited to 30 spaces) (Permits for Sea Front Halls are allocated on a first come first served basis)
- Commuting students that have a term time address more than 3 miles outside Aberystwyth.
I've already applied for a permit - when can I pick it up?
Thank you for purchasing an Aberystwyth University student parking permit.
Your new permit will be available for collection from Monday 2nd October 2017.
We will have a designated person at Campus Reception, distributing parking permits from Monday 2nd October 2017 until Friday 6th October 2017 between 10am-2pm. Please bring your Aber Card with you, as a form of identification.
We encourage all students to pick up their permits at the above designated times. However, should this not be possible, permits will be available from Monday 9th October 2017, from the Central Administration Office, Penbryn between 8.30am-5pm, Monday to Friday.
Parking permits remain valid for the duration of your accommodation licence period for 2017/18 only.
What’s different about the permits?
Parking permits will be in the form of window stickers. The permits will need to be visible from either your vehicle front or rear window, and on any accessible surface for motorbikes.
What does a parking permit cost?
Parking charges are approved by the Finance and General Purposes Committee of the University and are revised each year. Parking charges for this academic session are:
- Campus Halls of Residence - £41.60 (including PJM and Fferm Penglais)
- Sea Front Halls - £41.60 (limited to the first 30 successful applicants only residing in Aberglasney, Balmoral, Blaenwern, Caerleon, Clarendon, Pumlumon, Gwerin, Carpenter, Glyndwr or Ceredigion Halls only).
- Other private residences within 3 miles of the campus – NOT AVAILABLE
- Commuting students living beyond 3 miles of Aberystwyth - £41.60
- Motorcycle - £21.20
- Blue badge holders: free
What happens if I park without a permit?
In the first instance, any vehicle contravening the University Parking Regulations will be issued with a warning notice. In the case of a second contravention, a Parking Charge Notice will be issued and attached to the windscreen. The charge is £80. More information about the University's Parking Regulations.
Do I need a permit to park at Llanbadarn?
Yes, a permit is required to park at Canolfan Llanbadarn Centre. Student permits are available to those who have to travel in more than 3 miles each day. Students who already hold a halls permit are also entitled to park in Llanbadarn. Please note that students are only entitled to park in the designated student parking areas - see attached parking map. Please look at previous questions for how to apply for a permit.