Parking on Campus

Parking at the University is limited and is operated on a permit system. Please see below for further information. Alternatively you may like to take advantage of discounts for bicycles or bus passes and support our Travel Plan to encourage sustainable transport.

All permits are valid from 1st October to 30th September (henceforward referred to as a "transport year"). Transport & Parking in the Estates Department administers and issues the permits. Parking is enforced by Campus Watch. Parking is limited and permit holders cannot be guaranteed a parking space.

Any person who brings a vehicle on to the University private land or car parks agrees to abide by the Regulations for the Management of Traffic at the University of Kent for Staff, Students and Other Persons (henceforward referred to as the "UoK Traffic Regulations").

Before applying please ensure you have read these thoroughly and are aware of the list of infringements (see below Infringments & Parking Charge Notice (PCN) Payments). For further information and to apply please click on the appropriate tab below.

Staff permits

Existing staff permit holders do not need to re-apply for a parking permit at the beginning of each transport year. Please confirm your vehicle details and your acceptance of the UoK Traffic Regulations and we will then print a new permit and send it to you.

Please let us know if at any time during the transport year you change your vehicle. Again we will print a new permit and send it to you.

If you wish to change the type of permit you hold please email or call us on (01227 82)3609 or (01227 82)4530.

Permit Type Charge

Pink & Blue Zone Annual Permit

  • Allows permit holders to park in pink & blue zone car parks only.
  • Medway Campus: Gillingham, Compass Centre & Drill Hall car parks.


  • In accordance with your salary
    £1 - £25000£30 
    £25001 - £37000£50
  • Apply

Blue Zone Annual Permit

  • Allows permit holders to park in blue zone car parks only.
  • Medway Campus: Drill Hall car park only.


Temporary Permit

  • For people who want to use the car parks for a limited period of time during the transport year.
  • Allows staff permit holders to park in pink & blue zone car parks only


Occasional User Permit (OUP/Scratch card)

  • For people who need to use a car park a few times within the transport year. It is ideal for staff that usually commute by public transport, or walk or cycle to work.
  • Allows staff permit holders to park in pink & blue zone car parks only.


Motorcycle Bay Permit


Car Share (5hare)

  • This permit allows a team of car sharers who are travelling together full time to share the cost of a permit to park. Please see the Canterbury or Medway car share guidelines for further information.
  • If you wish to find someone to car share with please look at the University car share database


Government Blue Badge Holders


Accessible Bay Permit

  • The university acknowledges that there are occasions when employees may benefit from the provision of short term use of accessible bays to allow them to park closer to their place of work than the standard provisions allow. Staff who require access to this facility can apply to Occupational Health for a permit to be issued on a temporary basis.
  • Terms & Conditions



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Last Updated: 24/07/2015