Student Parking

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? As well, we can only offer a certain amount of permits, so advise to only bring your car if you need to. Parking permits will be in the form of window stickers. The permits will need to be visable from either your vehicle front or rear window, and on any accessible surface for motorbikes.

Please see below information in regards to student parking:

Do I need a parking permit for the Big Welcome Weekend?

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. However, we do advise to get a parking permit as soon as possible to avoid charges.

Can all students apply for a permit?

You can only apply for a permit if:

  • You are a resident in Pantycelyn-Penbryn, Cwrt Mawr, Rosser, Trefloyne, Pentre Jane Morgan or Fferm Penglais.
  • You are a resident in Seafront Residences - please note: there are only 30 spaces available which are given on a first come, first served basis. 
  • You are a commuting student with a term-time address more than 3 miles outside Aberystwyth.

How do I apply for a parking permit?

Permits are available to buy via our online shop from Thursday 17th August, and can be purchased in advance, or once you have arrived. Please select the appropriate option to buy your permit:

When and where do I pick up my 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.

How much 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:

CarsMotorcyclesBlue badge holders
£41.60 £21.20 Free

Where can I park?

You can park in the designated parking areas shown on the parking map. Student parking is marked in purple.

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 Campus?

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 areas as shown on the parking map.