Both campuses are easy to access by public and private transport. Please see car parking information below as well as further information about bus and train services and other forms of transport.

Car parking

We provide daytime parking on campus for students who live off-site. It is advisable that you arrive in plenty of time if you want to park on campus as the car parks can get quite congested. After you have accepted your confirmed course place you will be able to apply for a non-residential student car park barrier card to gain access to the campus car parks. There is a non-refundable admin fee for this barrier card. Please note that forms will not be processed until the beginning of September.

The barrier card will only last until 2018 due to the University’s move to Waterside Campus.

By parking your vehicle on campus you agree to a parking contract. If you do not park according to the conditions of this contract you will be issued a £70 Civil Parking Notice (CPN). The CPN charge will be reduced to £35 if you pay within 14 days.


If you are a full-time undergraduate or postgraduate student living off-campus and your home or term time address is within 1.5 miles of either campus you will be unable to park at Avenue or Park Campus. Further information can be found in the list of restricted postcodes within NN2.

If you have given proof of exceptional circumstances, such as health reasons or family care commitments you will be permitted to park on campus. Disabled parking spaces are available on both campuses. If you require specialist arrangements to be made, please contact the Additional Student Support and Inclusion Services Team (ASSIST).

How to apply for a halls of residence parking permit

Applications for Spring 2018 is now available for download on the right hand side under the downloads section. The scheme is not ‘first come, first served’; it operates on a needs-based criteria model, so applications should be submitted by Friday 15th December 2017. All application forms will be processed from 15th December 2017 and you will be informed about the outcome by Friday 22nd December 2017. If you have been successful in obtaining a permit you can collect it from the Welcome Building, Park Campus from 3rd January onwards. Should you need to speak to someone in relation to residential car parking please contact

Please note that if you were successful for the Spring term this does not guarantee that you will be successful for the Summer term.

Parking permits cost:

£50 every term – including Christmas, Easter and summer vacation
£30 every half-term – up to six weeks

To find out more about parking at the University, please visit our Expectations of Parking post on Medium.

Lift sharing

If you want to save money and reduce pollution when travelling to the University, Northamptonshire’s MyTravelShare website is designed to help you get in touch with potential lift sharing companions. MyTravel Share is operated in partnership with