Student 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.

    Any student living in halls of residence is not permitted to bring a vehicle to Oxford.

    Student parking is available at the Wheatley, Harcourt Hill and Swindon campuses to those who fulfil the eligibility criteria as set out in the frequently asked questions (FAQs).

    No student parking is available at Headington Campus (including Marston Road), except for those students with a valid Council issued blue badge permit. Please Note: Council issued blue badge holders will need to display the permit when parked on campus and we ask these students to apply for a free Oxford Brookes blue badge permit, so we can contact them if we are notified about their vehicle. 

    Permits cost just £10 per year and a daily charge of 50p will then applicable for each day you park on-site during peak hours (07.00 - 16.30, Monday to Friday), unless stated otherwise. Parking payments are required upon arrival of the car park. 

    The online payment system (accessed through your parking account and permit) will allow the purchase of "Top Up Vouchers" which can then be redeemed on the day required. Card payment ‘Pay and Display’ style machines are in place in the car parks which will also allow for a 25p (half day/ 4 hours) tariff option, however, a ticket will not need to be displayed.

    Outside of peak hours students with a permit will be able to park for free on the sites at which their permit is valid.

    Please be aware that possession of a parking permit does not guarantee a parking space. We anticipate that most students will have no issue parking as needed, but there may be days when parking is limited.