Drivers with a disability

There are a number of dedicated accessible parking bays for disabled drivers. Please consult the campus maps for their locations. Please display the appropriate University of Kent parking permit as well as your Blue Badge. There is no charge for the permit.

The Blue Badge Scheme

The Blue Badge Scheme provides a national arrangement of on-street parking concessions, enabling people with severe walking difficulties, who travel either as drivers or passengers, to park close to their destinations. The Scheme also applies to registered blind people, people with severe upper limb disabilities in both arms who regularly drive a vehicle and children under two with specific medical conditions.

How to apply

If you are a member of staff or student at Canterbury or Medway then please apply online.

If you are a visitor then please contact the Parking Office in the Estates Department (telephone (01227 82)3609 or 4530).

Before applying please ensure you have read the UoK Traffic Regulations and are aware of the list of infringements.

Non-Blue Badge holders


Staff who do not hold a Blue Badge but require an accessible parking bay for medical reasons should read the policy for temporary staff accessible parking on health grounds and complete the application form.


Students who do not hold a Blue Badge but require a parking space for a medical condition that necessitates the use of a car are required to complete an application form dependent upon the campus where they are studying. Please read the paragraph entitled 'Students who have a medical condition that necessitates the use of a car' on the appropriate page below.

Information about free alternative transport

A national concessionary travel scheme allows people who are over 60 or have certain disabilities to obtain free travel on all local bus services nationwide. A pass will let you enjoy free off-peak travel on local buses anywhere in England There is more information on the Canterbury City Council and Medway Council web sites.