Am I eligible for Parking?

There is limited parking available at the University and depending on where you live you may be able to obtain a permit to park.

The University operates a parking exclusion zone that covers postcode areas GU1, GU2 and parts of GU3 and GU4 (please see the University Traffic Regulations for both Stag Hill and Manor Park for full details). If you live inside the exclusion zone you will not be eligible for a parking permit. Postcodes GU5 - GU52 are outside of the parking exclusion zone.

Please note that if you live inside the parking exclusion zone (including within University accommodation), your parking application may be considered by the Student Parking Appeals Panel.

Student Online University Permit System - SOUPS (pay as you go)

You will be eligible to join SOUPS if you:

  • live outside the University's parking exclusion zone and the journey from your place of residence (during semester only) to the University using public transport is not viable
  • live inside the University's parking exclusion zone but have a medical condition that necessitates the use of a car. This must be supported by medical evidence provided by your GP or Consultant and endorsed by the Medical Team at the Centre for Wellbeing. Further information on medical parking is available here.
  • live inside the University's parking exclusion zone but follow a course of study that either requires regular attendance outside normal public transport operating hours (7am to 7pm) or requires regular use of a car. You will need to arrange for your course tutor to provide a letter of support confirming this. Further information on parking for students on placement is available here.
  • live inside the University's parking exclusion zone but are not resident in University accommodation on Stag Hill or at Manor Park and are registered as part of the 2017/18 High Performance Athlete Support Scheme (HPASS) through the Surrey Sports Park. Further information on HPASS is available here.
  • live inside the University's parking exclusion zone but have other exceptional circumstances that make the use of public transport untenable. You will need to provide detailed evidence to support this.

Apply for SOUPS 2017/18

Any permits purchased and booked through the 2017-18 SOUPS system will only be valid for use before 1 September 2018. Please note that existing SOUPS members will not be able to carry forward any unused SOUPS permits and you will be required to re-apply for future years.

Annual Car Share Permits (valid 13 calendar months from September 2017 – September 2018)

Car Share permits are available to groups of 2 or 3 individuals:

  • who are each students of the University of Surrey
  • who each meet the eligibility criteria in place for SOUPS as above
  • where at least two members of the Car Share group have registered their vehicles.
  • where having assessed the application according to the distance between driver addresses and the University, it is deemed to be a legitimate car share journey by the Transport Team that the members will share for the majority of the journey time to University

Applications will not be considered from an address where a more sustainable mode of transport is available.

Use of car share permits will be closely monitored. Any individual consistently driving to the University alone, but parking with a car share permit will have the permit withdrawn. Giving your friend a lift does not constitute a formal car share arrangement.

Apply for a Car Share permit

Essential Use Student Permits (valid 13 calendar months from September 2017 – September 2018)

We will only consider applications for an essential use permit from students who:

  • hold a Blue Badge
  • have a medical condition that necessitates the use of a car. This must be supported by medical evidence provided by your GP or Consultant and endorsed by the Medical Team at the Centre for Wellbeing. Further information on medical parking is available here.
  • are resident in University accommodation on Stag Hill or at Manor Park and have a compelling childcare need that can only be met with the use of a car. Public transport options must be considered before making an application.
  • are resident in University accommodation on Stag Hill or at Manor Park and are registered as part of the 2017/18 High Performance Athlete Support Scheme (HPASS) through the Surrey Sports Park. Further information on HPASS is available here.

Apply for an Essential Use permit

Pay & Display Parking

If you do not have a parking permit and you have to drive to the University you can use the University pay & display car park or other pay & display car parks in Guildford.

Please Note

Manor Park is a car free site. If you live at Manor Park or on the main Stag Hill site, you will not be able to bring your car unless you meet the strict eligibility criteria above. 

Your application may be considered by the Centre for Wellbeing and / or the Student Appeals Panel who will adopt a robust approach to any application made within the parking exclusion zone. Please therefore do not apply unless you have a strong case.

The decision of the Centre for Wellbeing and / or the student Appeals Panel will be final.

Students who live off campus in University accommodation may have access to limited parking spaces at their place of residence. A licence to park at your accommodation does not permit you to park in the Stag Hill Car Parks. For further information on off campus parking in University accommodation, please contact the Accommodation Office.