Parking

  • Staff, students and visitors wishing to travel to Oxford Brookes by car are able to park on-site, but spaces are very limited. Staff and students are required to have a parking permit and visitors must have a pre-booked parking space.

    Individuals travelling to the University’s sites are encouraged, where possible, to use public transport. If visitors are driving to Oxford, we recommend they use the various Park & Ride services which operate throughout the city.

    The U1 Brookes Bus service operates between the Harcourt and Wheatley campuses, stopping at the various points along the way including the Headington Campus and just outside the Thornhill and Seacourt Park and Rides car parks

    In addition, all the University’s Oxford campuses and halls of residences are linked by the BROOKESbus services. More information about bus services across Oxford can be found on the travelling by bus pages

    Click here for details on specific Campus directions, maps and public transport information

    New parking permit system

    From Thursday 16 March 2017 we changed the way we manage parking across all our sites, including campuses and halls of residences. A new virtual permit system is in place, meaning, for staff or students, no printed permit to display.

    Please note: the system is now live and permits will be required for parking during peak hours.

    During peak hours (7.00am - 4.30pm, Monday to Friday), a daily charge will need to be paid at the ‘pay and display’ style machines at all sites, although a ticket will not need to be displayed.

    Staff and students should apply for their parking permit here. This will cost £10 per year and is based on eligibility criteria as detailed on the frequently asked questions (FAQs) pages. A daily charge will then apply each day parked on-site.

    For staff and students that do not travel to work by car every day, it is likely that they will save money. For most users, the overall cost of permit and daily charge will be similar to a current parking permit and savings can be achieved by those who choose to car-share, are able to work from home or who park for fewer days per week.

    Visitors will continue to need to have a space pre-booked if they are to park on-site, booked by a member of Oxford Brookes staff on the visitor parking portal.

    Outside of peak hours (4.30pm - 7.00am Monday to Friday, weekends and bank holidays) any member of the public may park on-site without a pre-booked space by paying the appropriate charge. Staff and students with a valid permit can park during these times without paying a fee.

    Electric Vehicles - please note that HMRC views the University’s provision of free-of-charge electricity via its charging points as a benefit in kind to the user, the value of the benefit being the cost to the University of the electricity used for charging. Therefore, it is the user's responsibility to report to HMRC the value of electricity used.

    The average cost per KwH is currently 11p. As this is an average cost (based on cost per use) this figure could change at any time; please check before filling in your tax return.

    More information about how the current system works and how the new permit system might affect staff, students and visitors, can be found in the relevant pages below. The frequently asked questions (FAQs) page also provides answers to some common questions.