The University operates a virtual parking permit system. Staff will need to create / sign into their virtual parking account to make a permit application.
Where possible, we encourage sustainable travel and have a variety of Staff Travel Offers.
Staff permits are subject to eligibility criteria, and an associated daily tariff charge will apply for each day you park on campus during peak hours (07.00 - 16.30, Monday to Friday). Permit tariff rates are based on your salary pine point, full details can be found in the FAQs webpage.
Permit holders can pay the daily parking charge via their virtual parking account or the ‘pay and display’ machines in the car parks. As the system is virtual, linked to vehicle registration, there is no need to display a physical permit or daily ticket.
Possession of a permit does not guarantee a parking space.
Please be aware that the University received planning permission in June 2022 for a new purpose built workshop on the Headington Campus. The new development will be built on the location of the Headington Hill top car park, resulting in spaces on that part of the site becoming unavailable once work begins. This work began in November 2022.
12 October 2023 update:
Works are currently being undertaken to improve the footpath route between Headington Hill and Clive Booth Student Village. This work involves repaving the lower section of the existing footpath from Red Oak to Cuckoo Lane, and the formation of a new pavement through the Red Oak car park. The construction of the new pavement section has required parking bays to be closed to facilitate the works. On completion all car parking spaces will be reinstated, although all will be remarked and adjusted to allow for the new footpath. Works are expected to take three weeks to complete. Information on any further temporary changes to parking provision will be emailed to permit holders.
Central Administration Team
Estates & Campus Services