Residential student parking

The University is committed to sustainability and reducing our environmental and social impact. Most students living on campus find they manage without a car. There are fast and direct links to and from the University of Hertfordshire via the University’s bus company, Uno which runs local buses throughout Hertfordshire and into North London and connects to the local railway stations.

Parking at the University is limited,  therefore you must have a parking permit to park on campus. If you live on the College Lane Campus, you can apply to purchase a residential parking permit, if you  meet the defined criteria. These are extremely limited and if you don’t have one you won’t be authorised to park. Unfortunately we don’t allow residential student parking at the de Havilland campus.

Please note that students with a residential parking permit are not allocated a specific space. Parking spaces are spread throughout the residences and a permit will not guarantee a space outside your particular block.

de Havilland campus

Unfortunately, there is no residential student parking at de Havilland except for blue badge holders.

Unfortunately, there is no residential student parking at de Havilland except for blue badge holders and your accommodation contract terms and conditions state you must not bring a vehicle with you.

If you hold a blue badge for a personal disability and will be living on the de Havilland campus please contact the housing services team on housingservices@herts.ac.uk to discuss your parking requirements.

College Lane campus

The University has a very restricted number of parking spaces available to residents on College Lane campus.

The University has a very restricted number of parking spaces available to residents on College Lane campus, these are available to purchase annually, by students who demonstrate that they fall into the following categories:

Blue Badge Holders

Students will be asked to provide a copy of their blue badge. These permits will be issued free of charge.

Please note: There is no guarantee that if you fit into one of the categories listed below that you will be awarded a residential parking permit.

Mobility problems

Students are required to support their application with a letter signed by a medical professional (GP or specialist) satisfying the following criteria:

  • Printed on headed paper
  • Dated within the last 12 months
  • Includes a timeframe of relevance

Medical appointments

Students who are required to attend frequent (at least every 3 weeks) medical appointments or medical treatment in an area which cannot reasonably be reached by public transport. Students will be required to support their application with a letter signed by a medical professional (GP or specialist) satisfying the following criteria:

  • Printed on headed paper
  • Dated within the last 12 months
  • Includes a timeframe of relevance
  • Location of appointments (if different from the header address)
  • Frequency of appointments

Talented athletes (Sport Scholars)

Students that have a recognised need to commute to training/competitions on a regular basis who are nationally ranked or have achieved recognition in their sport at a regional level or above. Students will be required to support their application with a signed letter on headed paper from the University of Hertfordshire’s Sport Scholarship Coordinator.

Priority programmes

Students registered full time on one of the following programmes:

  • BSc Paramedical Science
  • BSc Midwifery
  • BSc Radiotherapy and Oncology
  • BSc Nursing
  • MSc Nursing
  • BSc Social Work

Placements

Students not on a priority programme who have to travel from the campus to their placement, where the placement:

  • Starts or finishes when public transport is not available
  • Is located more than 1 hour travelling time away from campus.

Caring responsibilities

Students where the illness or disability of an immediate family member necessitates frequent visits home. Students will be required to support their application with a  letter signed by a medical professional (GP or specialist) satisfying the following criteria:

  • Printed on headed paper
  • Dated within the last 12 months
  • Includes a timeframe of relevance
  • Confirm the ill/disabled family member’s relationship to the student
  • Confirm the illness/disability of the family member

Other exceptional circumstances

All cases will be reviewed on an individual basis by the Student Centre Info Service team, please supply evidence that supports your request. A personal statement is not deemed sufficient evidence.

Application process

Applications are not currently open for the 2018/2019 academic year. Please check back from the beginning of June 2018 onwards for further information about the application process.