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Car and bicycle parking

University car parking

Parking on Campus is limited and is available on a first come, first served basis.

All students living outside the TS1 - TS4 post code areas may apply for the right to use the student Pay & Display car parks, but this does not guarantee a space. At busy times spaces run out early and it is recommended that students make themselves aware of the numerous nearby council- and privately-run car parks, some of which are cheaper than parking on Campus.

Parking in Middlesbrough

Zetland Car Park costs just £2 for up to ten hours, which is the same price as a Pay & Display space on Campus.

Cannon Park, park and ride scheme

Students may apply for free all day car parking at Cannon Park Way, which is approximately a ten minute walk from the Middlesbrough campus. A free bus service runs twice an hour on weekdays from 8.00am - 5.30pm. The bus runs term-time only and is not in operation during induction/freshers week or Bank Holidays. First year students may apply online via Unity once they have enrolled and received their TUSC.

Students residing in on campus accommodation are not eligible to apply for a Park & Ride permit.

Returning students may also renew online via e-vision from mid-September onwards.

Student pay to park

There are limited spaces available in student car parks with fixed charges of £1.50 for four hours and £2.00 for all day parking. These include Woodlands, Mercuria, Students' Union and East Parkside Village. First year students may apply online for car parking via Unity once you have enrolled and received your TUSC.

Returning students may renew online via e-Vision from mid-September onwards.

A TUSC activated for student parking at Middlesbrough campus will also allow access to student parking at Darlington campus.

If you opt for Cannon Park Way (park and ride) you are not granted access to Middlesbrough campus car parks.

If you who opt for pay to park you are not eligible to obtain a permit for Cannon Park Way (park and ride).

Staff and student pay to park

The University provides a staff and student pay to park car park at Dartmouth. No prior registration is necessary and there are no access controls. The car park is checked on a regular basis by parking attendants

Student pay to park

Users of both student and staff and student pay to park need to set up an account to pay for parking with Pay By Phone. You can pay for parking via the app, online via the website, calling or texting Pay By Phone. Each car park displays the relevant code for that car park. The Pay By Phone app can also be accessed via a tablet or PC.

Students residing in on campus accommodation are not eligible to apply for Pay to Park parking.

Other car parking

Some Council pay and display parking is available in the streets around the campus. Students are strongly advised not to park in streets where parking is reserved for street residents.

Car parking for residential students

All resident students who apply for a residential parking permit will be allocated parking at East Parkside Village. Resident students living on campus may apply for a permit to use these facilities which are subject to availability. The annual charge for a permit is currently £264 to be paid in full when you apply online. You will be emailed and advised when the permit will be available for collection from the Safety & Security Office (ground floor of The Library). Students residing in on campus accommodation are not eligible to apply for Pay to Park parking or Park & Ride permits.

Students who rent private accommodation in a residential parking zone may apply to the Council for permits to park vehicles in the streets where they live. Advice on the application process is available from Middlesbrough Council (t: 01642 726003).

Darlington Campus

Access is via TUSC. A limited number of car parking spaces are available for students at Darlington on the basis of pay to park. First year students may apply online once you have enrolled and received your TUSC.

Returning students may also renew online via e-vision from mid-September onwards. TUSC activation will also allow access to all main University campus pay and display car parks.

Bicycle parking

The University has a limited number of covered bicycle stores for which there is no charge. There are several other areas around the campus where bicycles can also be secured at no charge during the day. Register online.

Please note that securing bicycles within the Campus Heart area is strictly forbidden.

Motorcycle parking

Motorcyclists are asked to contact Security Office, ground floor, Library to register their motorcycles and identify an appropriate parking location for which there is currently no charge.

Accessible parking (Blue Badge)

Students who hold a Blue Badge are eligible for free parking at the University. Email for more information.


All applications should be accompanied with a valid TUSC and current vehicle details. Breach of any parking conditions will result in financial penalties/permanent removal of parking rights or possible student disciplinary action.

Parking penalties

The penalties for breaching the conditions for parking are:

  • first infringement: receipt of an email confirming that the infringement has been recorded and warning of TUSC deactivation
  • second infringement: parking access rights cancelled immediately for a period of at least one week or until such time as the penalty is paid. A fixed charge of £10 is required (payable via the University online shop) to re-activate TUSC access to car parking
  • third infringement: permanent withdrawal of all parking privileges and access rights.

Subsequent infringements (such as tail-gating) will be regarded as trespass and may result in formal action being invoked under Student Disciplinary Procedures. Students who habitually abuse regulations will forfeit all parking privileges and their TUSCS will be permanently deactivated. All representations regarding the issue of an infringement notice or permanent cancellation of parking privileges must be made within seven days of issue to the University security manager at Campus Services. Details of all offences are kept on record.

Vehicles are parked at the owner's risk and in absence of negligence by the University, its servants or agents; liability will not be accepted for loss or damage to vehicles or property left in the car parks.

Students who reside within a three-mile radius of the University (postcodes TS1 - TS4), and students who are also members of University staff, are not eligible to use the student car parks. Students who reside in on campus accommodation are not eligible to apply for Pay to Park or Cannon Park (park and ride) parking.

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General car parking enquiries

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