The University of Essex encourages all students to use sustainable methods of transports whenever possible. Before applying for a parking permit please check other options such as walking, cycling or public transport. These are often cheaper, quicker and easier than using a car.
As parking spaces are limited, students living on campus are not permitted to bring a vehicle to campus and cannot register their vehicle unless they can evidence a medical or caring need, applications under this heading must be made via Student Support.
The areas of Greenstead and The Hythe are only a 15 minutes’ walk from campus.
Hythe Train station is also 15 minutes away by foot and Wivenhoe is accessible via a dedicated riverside walk and cycle route ‘The Wivenhoe Trail’ approximately 10-15 minutes by bike and 15-20 by foot.
Car sharing is environmentally friendly and saves you money on fuel and parking charges. It also reduces wear and tear on your vehicle and makes it easier for all car users to park at our University. See who else travels from your area and link up with them.
Students may not park in the Wivenhoe House and Constable Building car park, the Innovation Centre, the multi-storey car park, or in parking spaces under podia (without prior authorisation from the Student Support Disability Team).