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Car Parking at Cathays Park Campus

Car Parking

There is limited car parking available at Cardiff University and due to expansion and improvements planned throughout the University estate, there will be further impact on the availability of car parking facilities in the future. We regret that, due to limited capacity, we are unable to offer parking to students, with the exception of those with disabilities, whose needs will be met wherever possible. 

There are however a limited number of permits available to residential students at selected University Residences, further information can be found at:

Those wishing to apply for a parking permit or to join a waiting list, must complete the relevant application form, available to download from the resources section on the right-hand side of this page. Alternatively, if you have any enquiries in regards to car parking, please contact:

Please note that the only criteria for allocation of a parking permit, or position on a waiting list is: length of service with Cardiff University. Exceptions to this condition exist for: approved / newly appointed senior positions in Professional Services and Colleges or staff with disabilities.

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The car parking fees, effective from 1st January 2015 are:

Staff 0.75% of salary to a maximum of £196.00
School/Directorate Vehicles £196.00
Associates / Contractors £254.00
Visiting Lecturers £196.00
Retired Professors with Honary Status (Fee Depends on Usage) £32.00
Retired Professors with Honary Status (Fee Depends on Usage) £53.00
Retired Professors with Honary Status (Fee Depends on Usage) £79.00
Student £135.00 (Session 2014/15)

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Departmental Car Parking Permits

If you require a new or a renewal Departmental Car Parking Permit, please contact: 

Payment for Departmental Car Parking Permits is through Oracle EBS. Please raise a requisition using the supplier ‘CSERV Car Parking Permits (Departmental)’. Once we have received your Purchase Order, the relevant Car Parking Permits will be dispatched. Please receipt the order on Oracle, once you receive the Car Parking Permit(s).

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