St George’s Avenue Car Parking (commuting students)

Limited daytime parking to facilitate study and access to resources, is available at St George’s Avenue Car Park 1 for students whose course is based at St Georges Avenue. This includes: Fine Art, Music, Creative Practice, Drama, Illustration, Textiles and Graphics.

Students must apply for a termly permit, there is no charge but these are issued to eligible students on a first come first served basis.

Permits are valid from 07:00 – 00:00 Monday – Sunday, no overnight stays are permitted. A permit does not guarantee you a space, but a limited number are issued each term to manage the parking bays effectively.

Eligible students will need to purchase a barrier card for a one-off fee of £5, to gain access to the car park. Barrier cards will be valid for the whole academic year and will not relate to enforcement. (Penalty Charge Notices will be issued if a permit is invalid or not present, regardless of whether a student has a valid barrier card). Students that already have a barrier card can request for this to be reprogrammed for Car Park 1 free of charge.

The barrier card will only allow access to the specified car park, Car Park 1 at St George’s Avenue, and the permit is only valid in this car park.

Postcode restrictions apply, students whose home address is within one mile of St George’s Avenue (as determined by the AA route Planner) are not eligible to apply for a permit (except via an ASSIST application).

All applications will be processed and all applicants will be informed if they have been successful or not in accordance with the timings set out below.

The application process for the permits will open the month previous to the term starting, and will remain open until all permits have been allocated.

Term one

Applications open: 1st August

Response from Halls Parking: Within 5 working days of your application

Permit Validity: 17 September – 31 December

Term two

Applications open: 1st December

Response from Halls Parking: Within 5 working days of your application

Permit Validity: 1 January – 31 March

Term three

Applications open: 1st March

Response from Halls Parking: Within 5 working days of your application

Permit Validity: 1 April – 31 July


To apply, please complete the St George’s Avenue Students Permit Application Form in excel format only and email to:

Typically, permits will be available to collect two working days after your application has been approved from the main reception in the Newton Building (open 09:00 – 17:00).

This parking has been made available as there is no direct bus from the park-and-ride t​​o St George’s Avenue, however, students can still use the park-and-ride by travelling to Marefair on the Uno 18 and then changing to the free intercampus bus (20) at the Sol Central bus stop.

Commuting Blue Badge holders and ASSIST permit holders can park in any car park at St George’s Avenue for free (both must register via the ASSIST team first).


All students that have purchased a St George’s Avenue Car Park 1 parking pass (calendar tick box pass) between September 2018 – February 2019 will receive an automatic refund from the online shop. This will be processed within the next two weeks, if you do not receive your refund please contact . Please note, some students received a refund before Christmas, if another pass has not been purchased, there will be no further refund owed.​

Terms & Conditions

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

For the full terms and conditions please read the University of Northampton Parking Contract.

Purchased, uncollected, barrier cards and parking permits can be refunded within 7 days of purchase.


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