Staff car parking

  • Oxford BROOKES university operates a virtual parking permit system and staff can create or sign into their virtual parking account through the online parking permit application portal.  

    Permits will cost just £10 per year and be based on the eligibility criteria set out in the frequently asked questions (FAQs). A daily charge will then apply for each day you park on-site during peak hours (07.00 - 16.30, Monday to Friday).This charge is based on salary and ranges between 50p and £3.50 (with a 50% reduction for 4 hours or less); a full breakdown of charges can be found in the FAQs page. ‘Pay and display’ style machines are in place in all car parks to accept these payments and accept cash and credit/debit card, staff can also pay via the online booking system (details below). As the system is virtual there is no need for staff to display a permit or daily ticket in their car.

    Once you have paid the daily charge at one site it will be valid across all sites for that day, enabling staff to travel between sites for work, if required, at no extra cost. 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.

    Please be aware that parking at all sites is limited and possession of a permit does not guarantee a parking space. Staff are encouraged, where possible, to use alternative methods to travel to work. Oxford Brookes has secured a number of offers to support staff seeking alternative methods of travel. Details can be found on the Staff Travel Offers page.

    Online Parking System

    Staff can also pay for parking online through their  virtual parking account. Staff can sign into their Open parking account and select the “online payment” icon, from here staff can purchase Topups (pre paid parking credits) via the “Top up” link. They can then use the “Book” icon to redeem a parking credit/ topup, confirming that their vehicle is on site for a particular day.

    Staff can access their virtual account from a mobile device, so Top ups can be purchased/ redeemed upon arrival and whilst sat in the vehicle or walk to the office. As there is no guarantee of parking being available upon arrival, Topups should only redeemed once the vehicle is parked. Please note that Topups are not transferable between permits.

    For more information about parking at Oxford Brookes, please contact the transport team using the details to the right.

    Operational parking

    Intersite passes

    Rather than driving from one campus to another and back again, Transport Services can issue Faculties/ Directorates with a number of intersite BROOKESkey passes that allow free travel on the BROOKES buses. Intersite passes are for business use only, and should not be used for commuting purposes. 

    Intersite passes are held by certain individuals within Faculties/Directorates and should be signed out for the duration of use, and then signed back in again.

    Staff should email for further information.

    Vehicle Loan Permits

    With the various operational needs of the university it is possible that Faculties/ Directorates may wish to request a Vehicle Loan Permit to allow a non-permit holder the opportunity to park on campus. 

    These Vehicle Loan Permits are charged at £120 for an academic year (1st Sept - 31st Aug) and are for occasional use only (with replacements for lost permits charged at £50).

    The online application form has an open text box to explain the reason why a vehicle loan permit is being applied for - this will then be reviewed by transport services for approval.

    Vehicle loan permits will then be created for successful applications and sent to the Faculty/Department member who submitted the application, this individual will also be given access to the Vehicle Loan Permit Google sheet to record any use of the permit. All permits should be signed out for the duration of use, and then signed back in again.

    Please note that a Vehicle Loan Permit will not allocate a specific car parking space for any vehicles it only allows vehicle without a permit to be able to park on campus. Vehicle loan permits should not be used in lieu of the visitor parking system for general visitors and they must be clearly displayed in the windscreen of the vehicle, and abide by the parking policy.

    Click here to submit a Vehicle Loan Permit application and view the full terms and conditions.

    Event Parking Exemptions

    Whilst parking is limited to permit holders only between 07:00-16:30, Monday to Friday, non-permit holders can park at University car parks outside of peak times. An applicable tariff rate for the duration of their stay applies and tariff rates are displayed on the tariff boards located next to the parking machines. Exemptions will be carefully considered as parking is limited. Any approved exemptions will result in a reduction of permit holder parking spaces. A charge will be made for all approved exempt parking spaces.

    Peak Hour Exemptions - Monday to Friday 07:00-16:30 (Excluding Bank Holidays)

    During peak hours, Oxford Brookes University car parks are solely for the applicable permit holders as denoted by the car park entry signs and eligibility criteria and as such only applications from individuals associated with Oxford Brookes University for Oxford Brookes University based events will be considered. Peak hour exemption parking is charged at £2 per vehicle in line with the visitor car parking charges. This exemption fee is payable by the Faculty or Directorate that requested the exemption.

    Non-Peak Weekday and Weekend Exemptions (including Bank Holidays)

    Outside of peak hours, the Oxford Brookes University car parks are available for public use. During these times, all Oxford Brookes University parking permit holders can park for free and non-permit holders are able to use the parking machines for 2 hours free parking (parking Tariffs are applicable for longer parking periods). Non peak hours weekdays exemption parking is charged at £1 per vehicle, per night. A minimum charge is applicable for any booking of less than 50 spaces (i.e. £50 minimum charge). This exemption fee is payable by the Faculty/Directorate or outside party that requested the exemption. (Please note that the Headington Hill Car park is gated and shut between 00:00 and 0:500).

    Temporary Permits - If an Event Parking Exemptions Request Form has been approved, it may not always be possible to allocate and cordon off specific parking spaces and/or areas to offer delegated spaces. In these cases, temporary parking permits will offered as an alternative.

    Exemption request applications can be submitted here. Please submit any request 2 weeks prior to the event date, applications after this time may not be able to be considered.